The Literary Worlds: Indigenous and Western Network Ethnography

Stephen Muecke

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    Within a Latourian framework, literary works are seen as compositions1
    embedded in a network of practices, rather than as communications that
    use language as the preeminent medium. How can literary works be neither
    communications from author to reader, or narrator to listener, nor texts
    abstracted from the layers of contexts that make them possible? The experiment
    to be performed in this chapter will examine the possibilities emerging from
    the conceptual architecture provided by Bruno Latour’s networks and Isabelle
    Stengers’s cosmopolitics and that enable an alternate compositional approach to
    literary works.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNonmodern Practices
    Subtitle of host publicationLatour and Literary Studies
    EditorsElisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield, Claire Chi-ah Lyu
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781501354298, 9781501354304
    ISBN (Print)9781501354281
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • Critical Theory
    • Humanities
    • negative critique
    • Bruno Latour
    • Latour, Bruno
    • philosophy of hybrid world
    • post-humanism


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