Once Blind, Now Seeing: Problematics of Confessional Performance
作者: David P. Terry
刊名: Text and Performance Quarterly, 2006, Vol.26 (3), pp.209-228
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/10462930600670630
关键词: Spalding GrayConfessionPersonal NarrativeAutoperformance
原始语种摘要: This essay traces some problematics of confessional discourse in which the performative self (doing the confessing) claims to have transcended the constative self (being confessed about) in literary, religious, forensic, and therapeutic contexts. These speech acts cast their audiences as voyeurs or absolute others, allow for the transference of guilt between confessor and confessant, and give the illusion of self-overcoming while leaving broader social structures fundamentally unchallenged and unchanged. Despite the promise of intersubjectivity they can, by their reliance on ontological individualism, hinder a more fruitful, answerable dialogue between performer and audience. The essay illustrates some of these limitations of confessional agency via a reading of Spalding Gray's monologue,...
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  • confessed 众所周知的
  • leaving 保留
  • individualism 个人主义
  • audience 听众
  • doing 行为
  • guilt 有罪
  • reading 读出
  • transference 传递
  • essay 论文
  • dialogue 对话