DEFERRING THE OTHER AND APPARITION OF THE INAPPARENT: HAUNTOLOGICAL PHENOMENA IN A. L. KENNEDY’S COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES INDELIBLE ACTS (2002)

Viktoriia Ivanenko

Abstract


In A. L. Kennedy's collection of short stories Indelible Acts the internal deferring of Self as the Other, the internal differance that leads to the questioning of the I, which is a secret out there for no one, doesn't differ much from deferring of the Other within one's Self. It is represented through various hauntological forms of apparition of the inapparent such as the engraving of grapho” marks into human body, into the texture of memory, or into paper. The hauntological meaning of Latin word 'differre' (both in its spacial and temporal meaning) becomes a semantic dominance in the collection, and fictionally represents the internal violence of theI” in an endlessly deferred present time.


Keywords


différance; presence; absence; apparition; deferring; the Other

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