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The Materialist Remainder

Larsen, Soren Bo Aggerbeck
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Larsen, Soren Bo Aggerbeck
Advisor
Wicke, Jennifer
Abstract
This thesis investigates "the materialist remainder" in Elizabeth Bishop and Franz Kafka. It is argued that it is the very literariness of their work which opens up a exemplary site for a dialogue with materialist dialectics. Far from demonstrating the irreducible primacy of reality, the materialist core of their work must be understood as an inherent excess in dialectics itself. Such a materialist dialectics is argued by help of the Lacanian philosopher Slavoj Žižek's re-reading of German Idealism and "the passage from Kant to Hegel".
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA (Master of Arts), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-24
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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