Some Thing, Some One, Some Ghost (About Fires of Writing)

Wood, Sarah (2012) Some Thing, Some One, Some Ghost (About Fires of Writing). Derrida Today, 5 (2). pp. 165-179. ISSN 1754-8500. (doi:https://doi.org/10.3366/drt.2012.0038) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This essay addresses the relation between ghosts and the fires of writing. It allows itself to dream of purely burning, of consuming and leaving behind all objects, topics and occasions in an absolutely concrete, singular, sensational experience of reading. It is written to and for ghosts – the only ones who can survive in the blazing building that writing can become. The ghosts live in burning house scenes, in poems about dream rooms and erotic hauntings, and in the intellectual tension of literary and non-literary texts. They have something to do with the fires of sexuality, and the intensities of sublimation. It is all about love and death.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: fire, sublimation, sexuality, ghosts, Terrence Malick, Leo Bersani, Elizabeth Bowen, Robert Browning, Jacques Derrida, deconstruction
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Sarah Wood
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 15:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40621 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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