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Title: Form of fix : Transatlantic sonority in the minority
Author: Mansell, Lisa
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2007
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.584235  DOI: Not available
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