Exploring ethical and performative subjectivity through the transgressive drama of Edward Albee, Howard Barker and August Strindberg

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Abstract

This thesis brings together dramatic literature and feminist philosophy to locate the construction of human subjectivity in the context of transgression and within the nexus of a politics of performativity and an ethics of relationality. In exploring the human beyond its limits, I align a theory of subject formation drawn from the work of Judith Butler with insights gained from dramas dealing with transgression. In the light of these interrogations into the boundaries of the human, the subject is conceived as grounded in performative and ethical relations to the material world and to that which conditions its existence.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Chinna, Stephen, Supervisor
  • Bartlett, Alison, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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Embargoed from 09/04/2019 to 09/04/2021
Made publicly available on 09/04/2021

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