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The Phase of the Global (Wo)man: Gayatri Spivak’s Hope in Aesthetic Education

The Phase of the Global (Wo)man: Gayatri Spivak’s Hope in Aesthetic Education THE PHASE OF THE GLOBAL (WO)MAN: GAYATRI SPIVAK'S HOPE IN AESTHETIC EDUCATION1 "I may not hope from outward forms to win The passion and the life, whose fountains are within." --Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Dejection: An Ode" (1802) In a comprehensive collection and reassessment of her work spanning more than two decades, Gayatri Spivak argues for an aesthetic education in our contemporary global culture. Spivak has reconceptualized and refined these essays into a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. Selections from the 1970s are now in direct communication with her more current work, and the text becomes a critically self-reflective echo-chamber. Many times, the reader has the sensation of sitting down and listening to Spivak as she works her way through temporal layers of reflections on authors ranging from Coetzee to Tagore to Schiller. Though dealing mostly with primary texts demarcated as "postcolonial," the overall thrust of Spivak's analyses centers on the theme of the double bind and how the humanities, in the modern era, still acts as a creative force in the global understanding of the nature of the double bind. Spivak uses the term, double bind, in such a way that it becomes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png symploke University of Nebraska Press

The Phase of the Global (Wo)man: Gayatri Spivak’s Hope in Aesthetic Education

symploke , Volume 23 (1) – Dec 31, 2015

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THE PHASE OF THE GLOBAL (WO)MAN: GAYATRI SPIVAK'S HOPE IN AESTHETIC EDUCATION1 "I may not hope from outward forms to win The passion and the life, whose fountains are within." --Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Dejection: An Ode" (1802) In a comprehensive collection and reassessment of her work spanning more than two decades, Gayatri Spivak argues for an aesthetic education in our contemporary global culture. Spivak has reconceptualized and refined these essays into a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. Selections from the 1970s are now in direct communication with her more current work, and the text becomes a critically self-reflective echo-chamber. Many times, the reader has the sensation of sitting down and listening to Spivak as she works her way through temporal layers of reflections on authors ranging from Coetzee to Tagore to Schiller. Though dealing mostly with primary texts demarcated as "postcolonial," the overall thrust of Spivak's analyses centers on the theme of the double bind and how the humanities, in the modern era, still acts as a creative force in the global understanding of the nature of the double bind. Spivak uses the term, double bind, in such a way that it becomes

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Published: Dec 31, 2015

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