Shelley's Communism of Writing Open Access

Mullins, David Michael (2014)

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These essays are contributions towards a communism of writing. They are attempts to understand revolution and what binds revolutionaries when they choose, in concert, to put their bodies on the line to challenge a force that seems greater than they are....For Shelley, the hegemonic enemy consists of kings, priests and the deities that they worship. In this thesis the relation of a communism of writing to these entities is explored in readings of Laon and Cythna and Prometheus Unbound.

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Table of Contents Introduction________________________________________________________________________________1

Chapter 1: Thinking Revolutionary Contagion______________________________________________________13

Chapter 2: Shelley's Hegemons_________________________________________________________________36

Chapter 3: Derrida, Nietzsche, Shelley: Paths for a Communism of Writing_______________________________70

Works Cited________________________________________________________________________________101

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