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Form of fix : transatlantic sonority in the minority

Mansell, Lisa 2007. Form of fix : transatlantic sonority in the minority. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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The "Critical Introduction" is a concise formal essay that contextualizes and supplements the critical and philosophical ideas presented in my dissertation. It provides a critical backdrop to the work and re-traces my critical role models, literary ancestors, the points of identification from which my writing emerges. It also serves as a critical component towards the submission of the dissertation for a PhD in Critical and Creative writing, although the main body of the dissertation itself is a meta-critical blended space of both discourses. SUMMARY OF "FORM OF FIX: TRANSATLANTIC SONORITY IN THE MINORITY" Form of fix: Transatlantic Sonority in the Minority is a creative-critical text that explores White-Welsh and African-American cultural identities as plural and fragmented sequences of interpellation through sonic and visual schemas of signification. This sonicjscopic double-interpellation accommodates a conflicting dual-identification with the empirical self and with the dominant oppressor. This shifting and blending of role-models leads to a fracture of canon, loss and reapportions of ancestor, and allows parallels between traditionally disparate cultures to cross boundaries of race, space and rigid hierarchies of minority/dominant. This dissertation interrogates and surveys extremes of textual production to reflect this depolarization of binaries motivated by canon-fracture: from Shakespeare to Slave-Song, Mabinogi to Nathaniel Mackey

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
ISBN: 9781303208492
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 23:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/56174

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