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‘Groping Inside Language’: Translation, Humour and Experiment in Christine Brooke-Rose’s Between and Brigid Brophy’s In Transit

Sweeney, Carole. 2018. ‘Groping Inside Language’: Translation, Humour and Experiment in Christine Brooke-Rose’s Between and Brigid Brophy’s In Transit. Textual Practice, 32(2), pp. 301-316. ISSN 0950-236X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Published within a year of one another, Christine Brooke-Rose’s Between (1968) and Brigid Brophy’s In Transit (1969) are experimental anti-novels sharing a fascination with anti-realist narrative techniques. Each text explores the possibilities of linguistic playfulness and the ways in which a rigidly gendered language system might be ‘unsexed’ by trans-lingual wordplay, the subversion of literary genre and an attention to the mechanics of translation as both a semantic and ideological practice.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2018.1413047

Keywords:

Christine Brooke-Rose, Brigid Brophy, post-war literature, translation, experimental writing, gender

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
9 October 2017Accepted
24 January 2018Published

Item ID:

24139

Date Deposited:

23 Nov 2018 10:40

Last Modified:

29 Nov 2018 17:02

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/24139

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