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Le vide de ces yeux: consciousness and the blank slate in Marie Darrieussecq

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Darrieussecq’s fictions demonstrate an interest in the essence of consciousness, explored through representations of minds shorn of memory and imagination, of a complex autobiographical self, even of language. Darrieussecq’s blank-minded clones and new-born infants, her speculations on the minds of animals and foetuses, or the subjective experience of the amnesiac or the dying brain, can be read as attempts to strip away the extraneous aspects of mind and delve towards an core of conscious aw...

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Published
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10.1353/esp.2020.0036

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
French
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Esprit Créateur Journal website
Volume:
60
Issue:
3
Pages:
101-113
Publication date:
2020-10-16
Acceptance date:
2020-07-13
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EISSN:
1931-0234
ISSN:
0014-0767
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1124882
Local pid:
pubs:1124882
Deposit date:
2020-08-10

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