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Nothing Matters
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2004 (English)In: Journal for Cultural Research: Special Issue: Zero and Literature, ISSN 1479-7585, Vol. 8, no 2, 157-165 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay reads Miller reading literature and zero, zero in literature, tracing how a doubling at the heart of zero is echoed in Miller's work. Miller's fascination and engagement with literature as otherness invokes the ambiguity of the sign O, sharing its figure with a figure that isn't a figure, impossibly at once letter and numeral, now converging in Miller's text on zero in literature. Literature, like zero, like the lover, like the Other, incessantly invites analysis only to elude understanding. Nothing matters because it is a place of slippage, playfully unsettling our most deeply ingrained beliefs.

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2004. Vol. 8, no 2, 157-165 p.
Keyword [en]
zero, literature, litery theory, otherness, ambiguity, J Hillis Miller
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17605OAI: diva2:184126
Available from: 2007-10-15 Created: 2007-10-15 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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