9780333794142

Theorising Muriel Spark Gender, Race, Deconstruction

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    9780333794142

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    0333794141

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-20
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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Summary

Drawing together a range of significant names in the field of contemporary literature and critical theory, this collection of essays deals with the full range of Spark's literary output. It has a particular emphasis on gender, psychoanalysis, post-colonial, and deconstructive reading strategies. It concludes with a new interview with Muriel Spark

Author Biography

Martin McQuillan is Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Analysis, University of Leed

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Abbreviations viii
Notes on the Contributors ix
Introduction: `I Don't Know Anything about Freud': Muriel Spark Meets Contemporary Criticism 1(34)
Martin McQuillan
Part I Gender
Tales of Love: Narcissism and Idealization in The Public Image
35(14)
Susan Sellers
The Future Perfect's Perfect Future: Spark's and Duras's Narrative Drive
49(18)
Judith Roof
The Suggestive Spectacle: Queer Passions in Bronte's Villette and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
67(11)
Patricia Duncker
In Bed with Muriel Spark: Mourning, Metonymy and Autobiography
78(17)
Martin McQuillan
Part II Race
Writing against Conversion: Muriel Spark the Gentile Jewess
95(18)
Bryan Cheyette
Muriel Spark Shot in Africa
113(14)
Eleanor Byrne
A Bit of the Other: Symposium, Futility and Scotland
127(14)
Alan Freeman
Part III Deconstruction
Muriel Spark's Uselessness
141(14)
Jeremy Idle
Muriel Spark's Mary Shelley: A Gothic and Liminal Life
155(15)
Julian Wolfreys
Not to Deconstruct? Righting and Deference in Not to Disturb
170(19)
Willy Maley
Memento Mori
189(15)
Nicholas Royle
Grimacing Catholicism: Muriel Spark's Macabre Farce and Muriel Spark's Latest Novel: The Public Image
204(6)
Helene Cixous
`The Same Informed Air': An Interview with Muriel Spark
210(20)
A Muriel Spark Bibliography 230(12)
Index 242

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