By Judith Butler
The prestigious writer of Gender hassle right here redefines Antigone's legacy, recuperating her progressive importance and releasing it for a revolutionary feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has lengthy been a feminist icon of defiance. yet what has remained doubtful is whether or not she escapes from the kinds of energy that she opposes, because the kind of defiance she exemplifies additionally ends up in her demise. Butler argues that Antigone represents a kind of feminist and sexual enterprise that's fraught with possibility. furthermore, Antigone indicates how a tradition of normative heterosexuality obstructs our capability to determine what sexual freedom and political company will be.
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Extra resources for Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (The Wellek Library Lectures)
More recently Attridge’s introduction to his later collection has cast a retrospective light on the phenomena I am trying to articulate here ( Joyce Effects, 1–21). ’; ‘Freincipe de plaisir ou Paradoxe perdu’. See also ‘Joyce le symptˆome’ (Lacan), and, more problematically, Glas (Derrida) – cf. ’ 20 On this double theme, see my ‘The Poetics of “The Purloined Letter” in Finnegans Wake’. 21 Cf. in particular the collection Joyce’s Dislocutions: Essays on Reading as Translation, and, for the ‘middle voice’, ‘Joyce the Verb’.
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Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (The Wellek Library Lectures) by Judith Butler