The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama

The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama

by P. McTighe

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Samuel Beckett's work is deeply concerned with physical contact - remembered, half-remembered, or imagined. Applying the philosophical writings of Jean-Luc Nancy and Maurice Merleau-Ponty that feature sensation, this study examines how Beckett's later work dramatizes moments of contact between self and self, self and world, and self and other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349446926
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/17/2013
Series: New Interpretations of Beckett in the Twenty-First Century
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Trish McTighe is a teaching assistant in the department of Drama Studies in the School of Creative Arts at Queen s University Belfast.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Haptics, Aesthetics, Philosophy 1. Eye: Failing, Myopic, Grainy 2. Ear: Full of Relentless Echoes 3. Mouth: Trying to Tell it All, Failing 4. Skin, Space, Place 5. On the One Hand . . . (The One that Writes the Body) 6. On the Other Hand . . . (The One that Refuses to Touch) Conclusion: Departing Bodies, Between Doubting Thomas and Noli me Tangere—

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