Summer 2011 / Été 2011

ISSN: 2105-1119

  • Cliché and Voice in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days
    Llewellyn Brown

    • Winnie’s clichés can be understood in terms of the linguistic structuring explored by Lacan. Like other Beckettian characters, Winnie has not been inscribed in the retroactive mechanism that instates meaning, and allows a subject to appropriate signifiers in a dialectical way. The latter are monopolized by the Other, excluding any subjective expression. The redundant meaning in clichés thus gives form to a mortal abyss.

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  • Deleuze and Beckett: Disguising Repetitions in Endgame
    Thomas Cousineau

    • Drawing upon Gilles Deleuze’s Différence et répétition, this essay explores the relationship between the compulsively repetitive behavior of characters in Endgame and aesthetic aims achieved by Beckett’s creative use of repetition in his play. It calls attention to the distinction between the forgotten scene of abandonment that Hamm unconsciously repeats and the remembered cultural past that Beckett consciously disguises throughout the play.

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  • Éloge du cliché chez Beckett dans En Attendant Godot, La Dernière Bande, Oh les beaux jours
    Suzanne Lafont

    • Mis en valeur pour eux-mêmes, les clichés chez Beckett sollicitent l’attention du lecteur afin que se dégage la puissance de l’image qu’ils contiennent. Sa poétique invite à une lecture enfantine de l’oeuvre, sensible aux jeux des signifiants, aux échos sonores, à la pulsation entre le vif et le mort.

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