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De-familiarization and estrangement in Sunday

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Drawing on the theory of 'de-familiarization', this essay expands on its former applications to literature and the visual arts (specifically cubism) in order to extend it to a reading of John Lawlor's cinematic text, examining how one brief question, 'Mum … Have you ever had an orgasm?' shatters the long-established cliché of the provincial Sunday dinner characterized by vacuity and an absence of action.
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Keywords: Lawlor; Sunday; canonical texts; de-familiarization; estrangement; formalism

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Lehman College, City University of New York

Publication date: 2011-02-01

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