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An Inexperience

Wood, Sarah (2015) An Inexperience. Oxford Literary Review, 37 (2). pp. 257-272. ISSN 0305-1498. (doi:10.3366/olr.2015.0167) (KAR id:52910)


‘This experience of conversion’ is a phrase of Derrida's. It struck me as something that couldn't be imagined: ‘not an as if.’ Nor a fantasy, nor a pretence. Not mediated. A magic word. That is what I managed to imagine. I had no idea (that is, no image) how to bring an experience of conversion about—not for myself, still less for you. But, I told myself, a word can be read, and read out. And I told myself: the point, with a word like this, is to speak it, or speak to it …

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3366/olr.2015.0167
Uncontrolled keywords: experience, conversion, Derrida, Cixous, image, imagination, climate change
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Sarah Wood
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 11:28 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:39 UTC
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