Crossing Boundaries: Thinking Through Literature by Julie Scanlon, Amy Waste

By Julie Scanlon, Amy Waste

This eclectic assortment interrogates limitations as regards to 19th and twentieth-century literature, functionality, song and movie from a various diversity of serious and theoretical views. The authors probe the problem of negotiating limitations of their leading edge and resourceful investigations of technological know-how in Dickens, Eliot and Pater; narrative in Hawking and Weinberg; Bakhtin and the feminization of translation; lesbian romance by means of Jeanette Winterson; transitional ladies in migrant postcolonial fiction; pedagogy in South Africa; materiality and hypertext; the semiotic and funds in Jay McInerney; the position of clichT in Beckett; track in Wim Wenders; the 'real' in fiction, thought and function; artistic and educational writing; politics and aesthetics. unique contributions through Terry Eagleton and Sally Shuttleworth aid this volume's interesting problem to tested barriers and support to make it a scintillating and thought-provoking read.

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327-28. 47. ), Embodied Selves, p. 329. Shuttleworth 'SO CHILDISH AND SO DREADFULLY UN-CHILDLIKE' 39 In the last decades of the century, idiocy was returned once more to the state of animal or sub-human. The reforming zeal of moral management which had sought to rescue and educate such beings was overwhelmed by the evolutionary pessimism of post-Darwinian psychiatry. Running alongside this vision of idiocy as a reversion to the animal, there was also, however, another vision of idiocy as a manufactured article: manufactured this time by the pressures of an over-civilized world.

200. 38. Bleak House was being serialized in Household Words when Dickens contributed his article on idiocy. It ran from March 1852 to September 1853, and had reached chapters 50-53 when Dickens published 'Idiots'. ), ch. 11, p. 179; ch. 16, p. 259. Shuttleworth 'SO CHILDISH AND SO DREADFULLY UN-CHILDLIKE' 35 Prior to nineteenth-century attempts to explore the possibilities of education for deaf mutes, they were routinely classed and housed with idiots and lunatics, their lack of communicatory skills seeming to place them outside the boundaries of social normality.

With the awakening of the 'great tee-totum' to its daily whirl, reading and writing recommences and 'Jo, and the other lower animals, get on in the unintelligible mess as they can'. Jo is then identified with the blinded, goaded oxen driven, but never guided, to market who, 'plunge, red-eyed and foaming, at stone walls; and often sorely hurt the innocent, and often sorely hurt themselves. ' Animality is here transformed from a state of linguistic ignorance to a violent force which threatens both itself and others.

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