Death, dildoes and daffodils: a winter’s tale

Sulway, Nike (2016) Death, dildoes and daffodils: a winter’s tale. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, (Special Issue) (36). ISSN 1327-9556

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This work imagines and enacts Jankowski’s lesbian void in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s
Tale, while at the same time interrogating the relationships between silence, death and
the (queer/female) body. This original work appropriates images, characters, settings
and phrases from the Shakespearean text into new stories and situations, making them
perform queered identities and experiences. This method of reworking and queering
images and identities/characters involves the use of alogical processes of association:
supporting Freud’s ‘reciprocal relations’ between dissimilars (1900: 404) and
Froeschels’s assertion that ‘the subconscious considers similarity identical with
identity’ (in Mavromatis 1987: 178).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: 'Copyright of all work published in TEXT remains with the authors.' Published version made available under open access.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 04:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 04:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: queer writing, Shakespearean studies, playwriting
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)

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