By the light of what comes after: Eventologies of the ordinary

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Abstract:

This essay looks at how two recent books-Veena Das's Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary and Kathleen Stewart's Ordinary Affects-understand the register of the ordinary. It prefigures this discussion with a consideration of Don DeLillo's novel Falling Man in order to think through the relationship between the ordinary and the event, on the one hand, and the use of performance art in recasting this relationship, on the other.

Keywords: Don DeLillo; Falling Man; Life and Words; Ordinary Affects; September 11; anthropology; event; everyday; performance studies

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07407700903034204

Affiliations: Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Publication date: July 1, 2009

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