Advanced Search The theme of madness has fascinated Western literary scholars for decades, inspiring countless major critical works, including Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic and, more recently, Writing and Madness edited by Shoshana Felman In Writing Madness, Flora Veit-Wild takes her place in this crowded scholarly field and shifts the focus of attention towards African literatures.
Work[ edit ] Felman works in the fields of psychoanalytic literary criticismperformativity theory, feminismHolocaust testimony, and other areas, though her writings frequently question, ironize, or test the limits of the very critical methods being employed.
Often in her writing a reversal will occur so that the critical vocabulary gets subjected to and converted into the terms of the literary or cultural object being scrutinized rather than simply settling the meaning of the object; thus in Felman's style of criticism there is no fixed hierarchy of theory over and beyond the reach of the literary object.
Jacques Lacan is a significant influence on Felman and she was among the vanguard of theorists—and perhaps foremost among those addressing Anglophone audiences  —to rigorously apply his concepts to the study of literature. Since the s Felman has written texts on testimony and trauma, particularly in the context of the Holocaust and other collective trauma.
The Shoshana Felman Reader, ed. Retrieved 17 January Authoritative, wide-ranging, and yet always lucid, she has helped to shape Lacanian studies since the middle s.Apr 04, · G & G identify Harold Bloom's analysis of the patriarchal structure of "authorship"--that the writer (a male) must struggle against the "Anxiety of Influence" and that literature exhibits an Oedipal model (as defined by Freud) in which the son must identify with the father by standing in conflict with him.
Here, I am drawing from Foucault’s concept that madness is constructed, and from Shoshana Felman idea that literature lies at the fringes of modernity; for Felman, literature, its originality and oddness, is an art form tied to madness, thus literature is “excluded” the field from the dominant power structures—just as madness itself is.
Shoshana Felman is an American literary critic and current Woodruff Professor of Comparative Literature and French at Emory University. She was on the faculty of Yale University from to , where in she was awarded the Thomas E.
Donnelly Professorship of French and Comparative Literature. . 5c CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING 5c What is the reading process?
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The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Shoshana Felman’s reading where, “the relationship between men and women is one of sexual hierarchization, in which the man is the master, whereas the woman is reduced to the state of a mere slave” (Felman 45).