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O/ändliga o/möjligheter i Kathy Ackers Great Expectations och Alison Knowles The Big Book
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper I'm trying to trace, analyze and emphasize Kathy Acker’s Great Expectations and Alison Knowles’s The Big Book in regard to the books in/finite im/possibilities. I analyze them through historical changes in the books format and structure, especially ones proposed by Mallarmé, Duchamp and Fluxus. To analyze the texts more closely attention is directed to how Acker and Knowles challenge the conventional narrative, in regard to the body and language/voice and sound. I give specific emphasizes to thoughts posted by écriture féminine, while also adding Mara Lee’s temporalities in regard to body resistance and time. A final thing I do in this paper is through close reading look at contemporary material discourses. I try to examine especially two examples that open up for in/finite im/possibilities in Acker’s and Knowles’s use and references to holes and animals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Kathy Acker, Alison Knowles, The Big Book, Great Expectations, Mallarmé, Duchamp, fluxus, écriture féminine, in/finite im/possibilities
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-26803DiVA: diva2:800579
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Comparative Literature
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2015-03-23, 10:06 (Swedish)
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2015-04-08 Created: 2015-04-07 Last updated: 2015-04-08Bibliographically approved

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