Peeren's book is a cultural analysis that brings the literary and social theories of Mikhail Bakhtin to bear on artifacts and events from contemporary popular culture in order to theorize gender, sexual, and racial identities as fundamentally intersubjective.
About the Author
Esther Peeren is Lecturer in Comparative and (Trans-)Cultural Analysis in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Amsterdam. She completed her Ph.D. at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and has published articles on queer television, the chronotopic dimension of diaspora, and the translation theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and Jean Laplanche. Her current research explores the spectral dimension of gender and race identities in contemporary literature, film, and television.
Table of Contents
Intersubjectivities and Popular Culture: An Introduction 1
Chronotopic Identities 32
Chronotopic Belonging 53
The Intersubjective Eye: The Look Versus the Gaze 73
The Intersubjective Voice: Dialogism and the Cultural Addressee 99
Resignifications: Accents and Speech Genres 126
Identities in Translation 148
Territories of Identity 172
Versioning Identities 201
Works Cited 255