4. Hegemony

  1. Jacqueline Stodnick and
  2. Renée R. Trilling
  1. Robin Norris

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch4

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

How to Cite

Norris, R. (2012) Hegemony, in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies (eds J. Stodnick and R. R. Trilling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch4

Author Information

  1. Carleton University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330199

Online ISBN: 9781118328828



  • hegemony, articulating logics of hegemony;
  • litany of the saints, litany beginning and ending by invoking Christ;
  • litany, betraying a number of points of undecidability;
  • Laclau's work, litanists' decisions rendering the litany a hegemonic structure;
  • Laclau's theory of hegemony, litany negotiating the universal and particular;
  • “logic of equivalence” the first of Laclau's logics, enabling hegemonic relation;
  • third articulating logic, “universal representation”;
  • The Anglo-Saxon litanists, decisions made in the undecidable terrain of hegemony


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  • Notes

  • References and Further Reading