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The Skybolt Crisis and Anglo-American Special Relationship

By Lukasz Kamienski
Ad Americam: Journal of American Studies

Eaten by the Other: Killing to Call for Resurrection in Marsha Norman’s ’night, Mother

By Shih-Yi Huang
REAL: Review of English and American Literature [Yingmei wenxue pinglun]

This paper argues that Jessie in Marsha Norman’s ‘night, Mother re-inscribes her existence under oppressive social relations by submitting to the Other, by which I mean death.  By putting death on the highest rung of the ladder of exchange value, Jessie finds it the only place where dignity can be obtained.  The paper, illustrating the internal and external agencies of the Other that consumes Jessie, argues that, in embracing the Other (the death), she puts herself at the summit of the great chain of being, where the unexchangeable value of dignity restores her dilapidated subjectivity.

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