Download PDF by Christopher Eagle: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability: Talking Normal

By Christopher Eagle

ISBN-10: 0415823048

ISBN-13: 9780415823043

Examining representations of speech problems in works of literature, this primary choice of its variety founds a brand new multidisciplinary subfield comparable yet now not constrained to the rising fields of incapacity reports and scientific humanities. The scope is wide-ranging either by way of nationwide literatures and ancient sessions thought of, attractive with theoretical discussions in poststructuralism, incapacity experiences, cultural stories, new historicism, gender reports, sociolinguistics, trauma reviews, and scientific humanities. The book’s major concentration is at the improvement of an information of speech pathology within the literary imaginary from the late-eighteenth century to the current, learning the unconventional, drama, epic poetry, lyric poetry, autobiography and autopathography, and medical case experiences and guidebooks on speech remedy. the quantity addresses a turning out to be curiosity, either in pop culture and the arts, concerning the portrayal of stipulations similar to stuttering, aphasia and mutism, besides the prestige of the self with regards to these stipulations. on the grounds that speech pathologies are neither health problems nor outwardly actual disabilities, severe reviews in their illustration have tended to occupy a liminal place on the subject of different discourses reminiscent of literary and cultural conception, or even incapacity stories. one of many fundamental goals of this assortment is to handle this marginalization, and to put a cultural feedback of speech pathology inside of literary studies.

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Justice and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. 2 1 On Prophetic Stammering Herbert Marks Biblical prophecy is hard to read, harder even than biblical narrative, and the ostensible reasons are fairly obvious. ”2 Though critical analysis has improved on this formlessness, providing various maps of oral and redactional intention, the impression of sheer accumulation, of forbidding, nonsequential abundance, manages to persist. One might even argue that it helps account for the prophets’ capacity to move us so powerfully, an effect that differs, at least in degree, from the continuous modulations of skillful reading, being more sudden and intermittent.

However, the underlying mechanism, which involves a double movement of introjection and projection, absorbing the desired presence and spitting out the destructive threat, is figured most dramatically in the scenes of oral incorporation in which the prophet actually eats the word or the scroll, yhwh places his—or perhaps Moses’—words in Jeremiah’s mouth at his commissioning (1:9), but the trope is developed more fully in the course of his “second lament”: Thy words were found, and I ate them, and they became to me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I am called by thy name, Lord, God of hosts.

If, like Freud and the biblical authors, we are prepared to take the bedrock of sexual difference figuratively, we may draw a further lesson on the stammering of the prophet from the uncanny story of the bridegroom of blood, which follows the call of Moses in Exodus: At an encampment on the way, the Lord met him and sought to kill him. ” So he let him go. At that time she said “bridegroom of blood” in reference to the circumcision. (Exod 4:24–26) The passage seems to allude to a more extensive tradition, long since lost, but in its present context it concerns Moses on his way to Egypt to execute the prophetic commission he has only just received.

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