Punctuation: Art, Politics, and Play

Punctuation: Art, Politics, and Play

by Jennifer DeVere Brody
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822342359

ISBN-13: 9780822342359

Pub. Date: 05/21/2008

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

In Punctuation: Art, Politics, and Play, Jennifer DeVere Brody places punctuation at center stage. She illuminates the performative aspects of dots, ellipses, hyphens, quotation marks, semicolons, colons, and exclamation points by considering them in relation to aesthetics and experimental art. Through her readings of texts and symbols ranging from style guides to

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In Punctuation: Art, Politics, and Play, Jennifer DeVere Brody places punctuation at center stage. She illuminates the performative aspects of dots, ellipses, hyphens, quotation marks, semicolons, colons, and exclamation points by considering them in relation to aesthetics and experimental art. Through her readings of texts and symbols ranging from style guides to digital art, from emoticons to dance pieces, Brody suggests that instead of always clarifying meaning, punctuation can sometimes open up space for interpretation, enabling writers and visual artists to interrogate and reformulate notions of life, death, art, and identity politics.

About the Author:
Jennifer DeVere Brody is Associate Professor of English, African American Studies, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822342359
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
For(e)thought: Pre/Script: gesturestyluspunctum     1
Smutty Daubings     27
Belaboring the Point ...     62
Hyphen-Nations     85
"Queer" Quotation Marks     108
Sem;erot;cs; Colon:zat:ons: Exclamat!ons!     134
Post/Script: Cyberpunktuations?     156
Notes     169
Bibliography     191
Index     207

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