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Bumping as a way of life: the pursuit of a queer relationality to come in the work of Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, and Christopher Isherwood

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My doctoral thesis, ‘Bumping as a Way of Life: The pursuit of a queer relationality to come in the work of Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, and Christopher Isherwood’, provides a radical, queer revaluation of Cixous and Derrida’s philosophical writings on their loving friendship (aimance). At a juncture when the vividness of ‘la pensée 68’ (to which Cixous and Derrida’s writing belongs) is, if not extinct, repeatedly ‘cancelled’ within the Anglo-American academy, I champion a reassessment o...

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HUMS
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English Faculty
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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English Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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