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

  • Viktoriia Ivanenko Kyiv National Linguistic University
Keywords: différance, presence, absence, apparition, deferring, the Other

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.

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Author Biography

Viktoriia Ivanenko, Kyiv National Linguistic University
PhD, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of the Department of the V. I. Fesenko Theory and History of World Literature at Kyiv National Linguistic University

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Published
2017-02-13
How to Cite
Ivanenko, V. (2017). DEFERRING THE OTHER AND APPARITION OF THE INAPPARENT: HAUNTOLOGICAL PHENOMENA IN A. L. KENNEDY’S COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES INDELIBLE ACTS (2002). Accents and Paradoxes of Modern Philology, 1(1), 14-21. Retrieved from https://periodicals.karazin.ua/accentsjournal/article/view/7983
Section
Literary Studies