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Rethinking Postmodern Subjectivity

Emmanuel Levinas and the Ethics of Referentiality in the Work of Donald Barthelme


Zuzanna Ladyga

Contents: Levinas’s Ethics as an Interpretative Method: Levinas vs. Lacan, Deleuze, and Winnicott – Levinasian «il y a» and the logic of postmodern collage in Donald Barthelme’s Snow White (1967) – The ethics of «fatigue» and «indolence» and the postmodern poetics of exhaustion – Levinas’s concept of ipseity and murder and Donald Barthelme’s The Dead Father (1975) – Postmodern mimesis and ethical expression in Barthelme’s Paradise (1985) – Ethics and politics in Barthelme’s The King (1990).