The Scandal of the Speaking Body: Don Juan with J. L. Austin, or Seduction in Two Languages / Edition 1

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“The Scandal of the Speaking Body—one of the most brilliant and daring and disturbing works of its period, which appeared in English translation in 1984 [under the title The Literary Speech Act] . . . has never found the full radius of readers it assumes and deserves.” —From the Forewordby Stanley Cavell
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"The Scandal of the Speaking Body—one of the most brilliant and daring and disturbing works of its period, which appeared in English translation in 1984 [under the title The Literary Speech Act] ... has never found the full radius of readers it assumes and deserves." —From the Forewordby Stanley Cavell
Stanley Cavell
The Scandal of the Speaking Body-one of the most brilliant and daring and disturbing works of its period, which appeared in English translation in 1984 [under the title The Literary Speech Act] . . . has never found the full radius of readers it assumes and deserves.
From the Foreword by Stanley Cavell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804744539
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 850,413
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Shoshana Felman is the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her books include Literature and Psychoanalysis, Writing and Madness (in a new edition from Stanford University Press), Testimony, and (most recently) The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas in the Twentieth Century.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Foreword to The Scandal of the Speaking Body
Preface: The Promising Animal 3
1 Between Linguistics and Philosophy of Language: Theories of Promise, Promises of Theory 6
2 The Perversion of Promising: Don Juan and Literary Performance 12
3 The Scandal of the Performative 41
4 Knowledge and Pleasure, or the Philosopher's Performance (Psychoanalysis and the Performative) 48
Afterword 113
Notes 125
Index 138
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