Frosh, Stephen and Baraitser, Lisa (2008) Marginalia. Qualitative Research in Psychology 5 (1), pp. 68-77. ISSN 1478-0887.
In this paper, we explore the way in which the 'margins' can be a space for excitement as well as for threat. We examine how the pursuit of truth can be disrupted by marginalia, which appear as unwanted intrusions. However, attending to these marginal experiences and interruptions produces opportunities for newness, among them recognition of the value of trivia and failure. A literary example is given to show how texts might be read against themselves to invoke moments of disappearance, from which the subject might return changed.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||compulsion, death drive, disruption, margins, psychoanalysis, repetition, syncope|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies|
|Research Centre:||Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE), Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)|
|Date Deposited:||11 Jan 2011 12:18|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2016 14:24|
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