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dc.contributor.authorWallace, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T10:27:12Z
dc.date.available2016-03-31T10:27:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.citationWallace, J. (2015) 'Murphy and peace', Twentieth-Century Literature, 61(3), pp.352-372.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-462X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7825
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0041462X-3153991
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Twentieth-Century Literature in September 2015 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0041462X-3153991en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres and Bruno Latour, it uses Murphy as a means of inquiring into what a literary textual practice founded on a posthumanistic ethics of peace might look like. It locates in Murphy forms of agency and animism that dismantle the human-nonhuman divide and suggest affinities between modernist experimentalism and lines of thought in Latour’s work that lead to “compositionism.” It also finds in posthumanism a general apologetics around the dismantling of “critique” and anthropocentrism, opening up textual practice to the admission of vulnerability, naïveté, error, and playfulness, which allows various readings of Murphy’s peaceability to be assembled and assimilated together beyond a hermeneutic of suspicionen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDuke University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTwentieth-Century Literature
dc.subjectSamuel Becketten_US
dc.subjectmodernismen_US
dc.subjectpeaceen_US
dc.subjectposthumanismen_US
dc.subjectanthropocentrismen_US
dc.subjectcritiqueen_US
dc.subjectcompositionismen_US
dc.titleMurphy and Peaceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0041462X-3153991


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