Queer Defamiliarisation: Writing, Mattering, Making Strange [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 272 pages, aukštis: 230 mm
  • Serija: New Materialisms
  • Išleidimo metai: 31-Jul-2020
  • Leidėjas: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1474434142
  • ISBN-13: 9781474434140
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Hardback, 272 pages, aukštis: 230 mm
  • Serija: New Materialisms
  • Išleidimo metai: 31-Jul-2020
  • Leidėjas: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1474434142
  • ISBN-13: 9781474434140
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:

Helen Palmer examines the Russian formalist concept of defamiliarisation from a contemporary critical perspective, bringing together new materialist feminisms, experimental linguistic formalism and queer theory.



A new theory of defamiliarisation as a process of queering, and of queering as a process of defamiliarisation

  • The first book to examine defamiliarisation from a contemporary critical perspective
  • Engages with new materialist feminisms and queer theory
  • Demonstrates the importance of a simultaneously creative and critical approach by providing a gendered rewriting of Joyce’s chapter Oxen of the Sun from Ulysses

Helen Palmer examines the Russian formalist concept of defamiliarisation from a contemporary critical perspective, bringing together new materialist feminisms, experimental linguistic formalism and queer theory.

She explores how we might radically restructure this gesture of ‘making-strange’ to create a dialogue with the affirmations of ‘deviant’, ‘errant’, ‘alternative’ and ‘multiple’ modes of being which have become synonymous with queer theory. Queer theory harnesses the creative potential of indeterminacy in order to celebrate and affirm infinite dimensions of sexuality and gender, creating space for all human beings to express themselves without the classification or judgement of prescriptive terminologies. Linguistic at its source, but going beyond this limit just like defamiliarisation, the liberating force of queer theory is derived from the removal of terminological boundaries.

Palmer asks what a 21st-century queer defamiliarisation might look like and examines the extent to which these affirmative or emancipatory discourses escape the paradoxes of normativity or historicisation.

Helen Palmer is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University, London. She is the author of Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense (Bloomsbury, 2014). She has published work on feminist new materialisms, the relationship between literature and philosophy and queer clowning.