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Djuna Barnes: melancholy, body, theodicy

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My thesis formulates an account of melancholy as a soteriological crisis in the writings of the queer American avant-garde writer, Djuna Barnes. A critical account of melancholy is set up via a theoretical intersection of psychoanalysis, philosophical anthropology, and theology. I unfold the ontological structures that support theories of the divided subject across these fields to establish the theoretical ground where they are brought into meaningful contact. Melancholy is established as ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Research group:
Rothermere American Institute
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-4424-7860
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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