TITLE

Chiasmus

AUTHOR(S)
Saussy, Haun
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Comparative Literature;Summer2005, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p234
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article interprets the chiasmus and textual structure of the book "Death of a Discipline," by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. The book is about substitution and renunciation. It focuses on letting go of the totems that have defined comparative literature since its inception. Gayatri Spivak's proposal to re-purpose Area Studies is meant to preserve the discipline but change its point of view. She is often paraphrased as advocating either the abandonment of Comparative Literature or its merger with Area Studies.
ACCESSION #
18296278

 

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