Saturday, October 15, 2016

Minor Literature - Deleuze and Guattari

Michel Foucault states that, one writes in order to compose new(prenominal) than what one is. In memoir studies, Leigh Gilmore takes Foucaults dictum and explains it as follows: record offers an opportunity for self- alteration. Moreover, by existence less a extend with a fixed national summarized at the end of a long life, biography becomes a speculative project in how to become other. Here, the transformative effect of autobiography dits at one performative feel of literature.\nJonathan Culler points at the performativity of literature by stating that first, literary utterance bugger offs into existence characters and their performances, and second, literary works bring into being ideas, concepts, which they deploy. Culler concludes that literature takes its speckle among the acts of language that transform the world, take into being the things that they name. In this regard, Cullers ideas lead one further point to Foucauldian sense of transformative effec t of writing, in the way that, writing ordure not only transform the self  but overly transform the world. In both sequels, we can disclose the performativity of literature.\nIn this regard, let us discuss J. L. Austins and Judith butlers use of performativity by means of Cullers interpretations. Culler states that Austin is interested in how the repetition of a regulation on a star occasion makes something happen (you make a promise), while for Butler this is a special case of the massive and obligatory repetition that produces historical and social realities (you become a woman). Culler defines Austins understanding of the performative as follows: Performative utterances do not recognise but perform the action they designate.\nCuller quotes Butler, who says that queer derives its force just through the repeated prayer by which a social bond among homophobic communities is organise through time. This example indicates the blackball aspect of pe...

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