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Open Access Desire in Language: Nathalie Sarraute's Theatre of Interpellation

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The main line of argument pursued in this article is that the focus of Nathalie Sarraute's work for the theatre is the moment of turning in response to the voice that hails, and that her theatrical exposition of this moment aligns it with hesitation, resistance and loss: a disturbance in the originary moment of interpellation, a failure to sustain the other through the voice that addresses. The article concludes that it was in the theatre that her writing found its natural home.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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