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The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama

McTighe, T. (2013) The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama. New Interpretations of Beckett in the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp224. ISBN 9781137276988

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In their sparse and isolated spaces, Samuel Beckett's figures imagine the touch of a lost love or dream of the comfort and care that the hands of a dear one might bring. Applying philosophical writings that feature sensation, particularly touch, this study examines how Beckett's later work for stage and screen dramatizes moments of contact between self and self, self and world, and self and other. With implications for how gender and ethics can be approached within Beckett's aesthetic, this study explores the employment of haptic imagery as an alternative to certain dominant codes of visual representation.

Item Type:Book
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Samuel Beckett Research Centre
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:34760
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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