By Penelope Ingram

Applies the information of Heidegger, Irigaray, and Fanon to literature and film.

How will we stay ethically? What function do intercourse and race play in dwelling or being ethically? Can ethics bring about ontology? Can literature play a task in moral being? Drawing greatly at the paintings of Luce Irigaray, Frantz Fanon, and Martin Heidegger, Penelope Ingram argues that moral questions has to be understood in gentle of ontological ones. it is just while sexual and racial distinction are considered at an ontological point that ethics is really attainable. critical to the relationship among ontology and ethics is the function of language. Ingram revisits the connection among illustration and topic with a view to boost a idea of fabric signification. She examines a few twentieth-century movie and literary texts, together with Neil Jordan’s The Crying video game, J. M. Coetzee’s Foe, Toni Morrison’s Paradise, and Don DeLillo’s The physique Artist, to illustrate that fabric signification, instead of illustration, is important to our event of residing authentically and attaining a moral relation with the opposite. via attending heavily to Heidegger’s, Irigaray’s, and Fanon’s positions on language, this unique paintings argues that the literary textual content is vital to a “revealing” of the connection among ontology and ethics, and during it, the reader can adventure a country of “authentic Being ethically.”

“The Signifying physique is really a deceptively skinny publication, which belies the dense theoretical paintings occurring in its a hundred and fifty pages.” — JAC

“The subject of this publication is important and significant. First, there should be extra paintings that explores the intersection of race and gender in continental philosophy, and this publication is a helpful instance of such paintings. moment, the writer bridges the distance among reports of Fanon and discussions of gender and sexual id in continental philosophy. She additionally brings jointly Fanon, Heidegger, and Irigaray in a way that pushes the scholarship on all 3 figures. eventually, the author’s try to theorize the moral come across of the racial, sexual, and gendered different is exciting and will aid to extra the controversy on that issue.” — Ronald Sundstrom, collage of San Francisco

Penelope Ingram is affiliate Professor of English on the collage of Texas at Arlington.

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