Writing disability : Alexandre Jollien's eloge de la Faiblesse
Haigh, Samantha. (2010) Writing disability : Alexandre Jollien's eloge de la Faiblesse. Modern Language Review, Vol.105 (No.3). pp. 695-712. ISSN 0026-7937Full text not available from this repository.
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Over the last three decades, there has been a proliferation of what has come to be known as disability life-writing, partly as a response to the ways in which disability has been misrepresented in Western culture. After examining the relationship between this literary genre and the burgeoning, international movement from a medical to a social model of disability, this article focuses on Eloge de la faiblesse (1999), by Swiss philosopher Alexandre Jollien. Written in the form of a dialogue with Socrates, this autobiographical text, it is argued, refuses to comply with the narrative demands of 'mainstream' culture and, instead, interrogates the very bases of the able-bodied reader's expectations of writing about disability.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > French Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Modern Language Review|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 695-712|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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