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dc.contributor.authorFROW, JOHNen_US
dc.identifier.citationFrow, J. (2001). Text, culture, rhetoric: some futures for English. Critical Quarterly, 43(1), 5-18.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis is the text of an inaugural lecture given at the University of Edinburgh on 11 May 2000. In his book on character analysis Wilhelm Reich describes character as a kind of armour, a rigid suit that one bolts on and that its wearer then comes to resemble. It’s a metaphor that Jacques Lacan picks up in a phrase about the ‘blazons of phobia’, that ‘talking arms of character’, and it’s one that seems an apt description of these priestly robes that I’m wearing this afternoon. I can think of them only as a sign of office with which I at once pay my respects to the distinguished line of predecessors in this chair, and defend myself by hiding behind the impersonality of the ‘armorial blazoning’ of position.en_US
dc.titleText, culture, rhetoric: some futures for Englishen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
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melbourne.affiliationUniversity of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: Department of English with Cultural Studiesen_US
melbourne.source.titleCritical Quarterlyen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorFrow, John
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