Against Transgression

Tauchert takes the concept back to its origins in the compelling thought experiments of Georges Bataille and traces its transformation into critical dogma in the work of Michel Foucault.

Against Transgression

Both a controversial account of the transgressive turn in critical thought characteristic of the moral turmoil of the Twentieth Century, and a provocative study of maternal transfiguration in the author’s own turn from Transgression, Against Transgression poses an urgent question for the current generation of literary critics. Studies the origins of the contemporary proliferation of ‘Transgression’ in the compelling thought experiments of Georges Bataille, and follows its inauguration as a mode of legitimate critical practice via Michel Foucault. Tracks the author’s rejection of Transgression as a legitimate critical methodology following her mother’s death and her own maternal transfiguration. Shows how the po-faced claims of critical methodology can be exploded by genuinely personal reflection. Considers the place of grief in the transformation of thought. Argues against the model of the ‘death of god’ that underpins the transgressive turn in critical thought, and for a more courageous account of the inevitable return of numinous desires. Considers the moral responsibility of the critical writer. Traces the transfiguration of the author from transgressive daughter to maternal agent.

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Against Transgression
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Ashley Tauchert
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-12 - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Both a controversial account of the transgressive turn in critical thought characteristic of the moral turmoil of the Twentieth Century, and a provocative study of maternal transfiguration in the author’s own turn from Transgression, Against Transgression poses an urgent question for the current generation of literary critics. Studies the origins
Against Transgression
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Ashley Tauchert
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

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Transgression
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Julian Wolfreys
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-26 - Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

Julian Wolfreys introduces students to the central concept of transgression, showing how to interpret the concept from a number of theoretical standpoints. He demonstrates how texts from different cultural and historical periods can be read to examine the workings of 'transgression' and the way in which it has changed over
Transgression and Its Limits
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Matt Foley, Neil McRobert, Aspasia Stephanou
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-15 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Transgression and Its Limits is a long overdue collection that reads the complex relationship between artistic transgressions and the limits of law and the subject. In mid-twentieth century theoretical understandings of transgressive culture, it is the existence of the limit that guarantees the possibility and success of the transgression. While
Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Matt Foley, Neil McRobert, Aspasia Stephanou
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-04 - Publisher: BRILL

Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French analyses the literary transgressions of women’s writing in French since the turn of the twenty-first century in the works of both established figures and the most exciting and innovative authors from across the francosphère. Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women's Writing in French étudie les