Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature by Chris Eagle

By Chris Eagle

Dysfluencies is the 1st entire examine of ways speech issues are portrayed in smooth literature. Tracing the roots of this interplay among literary perform and speech pathology again to the increase of aphasiology within the 1860s, Dysfluencies examines portrayals of disordered speech via writers like Zola, Proust, Joyce, Melville, and Mishima, in addition to modern writers like Philip Roth, Gail Jones, and Jonathan Lethem. Dysfluencies thus speaks on to the transforming into curiosity at the moment, either in pop culture and the arts, concerning the prestige of the Self with regards to speech pathology. the necessity for this kind of examine is apparent contemplating the variety of widespread writers whose works foreground issues of speech: Melville, Zola, Kesey, Mishima, Roth, et al. in addition, thinkers like Freud, Bergson, and Jakobson have been equally focused on the results of language breakdown. This quantity indicates this situation all started with the increase of neurology and aphasiology, which challenged religious conceptions of language and changed them with a view of language as a fabric strategy rooted within the mind. Dysfluencies traces the historical past of this interplay among literary perform and speech pathology, arguing that works of literature have replied otherwise to the problem of language breakdown because the dominant perspectives at the factor have shifted from neurological (circa 1860s to Twenties) to mental (circa Twenties to 1980s), and again to neurological in the course of the so-called "decade of the mind" (the 1990s).

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