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dc.contributor.authorBarr, Rebecca Anne
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-07T12:52:00Z
dc.date.available2019-03-07T12:52:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBarr, Rebecca Anne. (2018). Men, Women, and Not Quite Non-Persons: Derivatization in Roxana. XVII-XVIII Revue de la Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, 75.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2117-590X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/15009
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that Roxana exemplifies a peculiarly modern mode of “derivatization”: a form of “ontological reductionism” articulated by Ann J. Cahill in which individuals are diminished to “the reflection, projection, or expression of another being’s identity, drives, fears [...] reducible in all ways to the derivatizing subject’s existence”. The essay analyses the novel’s representation of secondary characters’ stunted subjectivities and the protagonist’s exploitation of their body, agency, and consent. Reading the sexual assault on Amy as an example of Roxana’s pleasure in overriding subjective autonomy and a violent expression of her “separated capacity”, the article shows how the novel explores the social and subjective self-harm of such instrumental approaches. The article suggests that not only does derivatization characterize all of Roxana’s relations, including those with men, but that its ethical harms are also the ultimate cause of her tragically reduced selfhood.en_IE
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dc.publisherSociété d’études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe sièclesen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofRevue de la Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe sièclesen
dc.subjectRoxanaen_IE
dc.subjectEnglishen_IE
dc.subjectDerivatizationen_IE
dc.subjectontological reductionismen_IE
dc.titleMen, women, and not quite non-persons: derivatization in Roxanaen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2019-03-06T12:50:06Z
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://journals.openedition.org/1718/1528en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid15636124
dc.local.contactRebecca Anne Barr, English, School Of Humanities, Nui Galway. Email: rebecca.barr@nuigalway.ie
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