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Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Wood, Sarah (2014) Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces. The Frontiers of Theory . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 208 pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-6997-4. (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

Speaks to and helps us address where we are now, institutionally, environmentally and in thinking about reading Without Mastery engages the pleasures and rigours of reading, invoking Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters, Plato’s Lady Necessity, Freud, Derrida, Cixous, animals, angels, ghosts and children to explore our desire for mastery - especially the omnipotence of thoughts. Masterful thinking has brought the planet into environmental crisis. The acquiescence of reading, Wood shows, allows us to make contact with the unthinkable.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Literature; Deconstruction; Psychoanalysis; Climate Change
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Sarah Wood
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 21:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52585 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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