Chapter 1. Writing Autobiography, Writing Spivak: In Lieu of an Introduction

  1. Sangeeta Ray

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310894.ch1

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words

How to Cite

Ray, S. (2009) Writing Autobiography, Writing Spivak: In Lieu of an Introduction, in Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310894.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405103176

Online ISBN: 9781444310894

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Keywords:

  • Spivak - literary theorist, a postcolonial critic, translator, feminist, Marxist, and deconstructionist;
  • Spivak's recollection of a traumatic event;
  • trauma in benevolence;
  • Spivak, challenging interviewer's assumption;
  • Hair, important signifier of femininity;
  • The Post-Colonial Critic;
  • postcolonial critic - shifting subjects;
  • Laura Kipnis - “hypervisibility [of the] ideological category of the subject”;
  • The Post-Colonial Critic, containing marvelous voice of Spivak

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Partial Beginnings

  • The Postcolonial Critic: Shifting Subjects

  • Autobiographical Interlude

  • Postscript: An Introduction?

  • Notes