Mobilities of form

Ian Davidson

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Mobilities scholarship has provided convincing accounts of the increase in the quantity and range of movement of people and things. Literary texts have responded to this increased mobility. Drawing on Rancière’s notion of the ‘distribution of the sensible’ and Badiou’s idea of literature as an ‘event’, this paper develops the idea of mobile forms that identify the literary text as an aesthetic object that is realised in moments and always on the point of disappearing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-558
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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