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Dialogical Numbers: Counting Humanimal Pain In J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello, Mike Piero Jan 2018

Dialogical Numbers: Counting Humanimal Pain In J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello, Mike Piero

English Faculty Publications

This essay argues that J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello stages numerical sequences strategically, dialogically, and parodically in order to call attention to the ideological weight involved in counting. Focusing on how one counts - and accounts for - human and nonhuman animal pain, I contend that the repetition of numbers in the novel works to subvert the neoliberal faith put in numbers, quantification, and data. Without succumbing to some religious-mystical numerology, this reading attempts to expose the fiction involved in the act of counting and the need to pay more attention to numerical discourse in literary fiction. In tracking these numbers ...


The Library In Literature, Hannah Madelene Richter Livant Jan 2017

The Library In Literature, Hannah Madelene Richter Livant

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


On Remaning Minor In Modernisms: The Future Of Women's Literature, Sonita Sarker Dec 2012

On Remaning Minor In Modernisms: The Future Of Women's Literature, Sonita Sarker

Sonita Sarker

No abstract provided.


Graham Greene's Catholic Conscience In The Heart Of The Matter & The End Of The Affair, David Prather Jan 2007

Graham Greene's Catholic Conscience In The Heart Of The Matter & The End Of The Affair, David Prather

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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