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Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama by Hedwig Fraunhofer (review)

Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama by Hedwig Fraunhofer (review) but perhaps less so in Barnes & Noble, where I purchased my copy. Ultimately, what makes this book work for any audience is the author’s commitment to am- bivalence. Long Chu references her own ambivalence, a foil to Solanas’ extremism, several times, tossing in an “Or maybe I’m just projecting,” at the end of an o - ther wise radical, potentially oen ff sive chapter. The tension between extremism and am- bivalence, far from feeling inconsistent is Fem ’ g alr es eatest strength. Long Chu is playful enough to lead readers up to a sharp cliff, and no commi n- ttal enough to simply turn around, or wave goodbye and hop off, leaving us at the edge deciding whether or not to follow for ourselves. Kimberly henry  University of Southern California Hedwig Fraunhofer, Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama, New Materialisms Series Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 328 pp. In our attempts to understand the implications of the ongoing global response to the COVID-1 9 pandemic, forms of biopolitical critique have assumed new rele- vance. In many societies we have seen juridical power weakening in favour of regu- latory systems based on scientific knowledge, with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama by Hedwig Fraunhofer (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 45 – Nov 11, 2021

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but perhaps less so in Barnes & Noble, where I purchased my copy. Ultimately, what makes this book work for any audience is the author’s commitment to am- bivalence. Long Chu references her own ambivalence, a foil to Solanas’ extremism, several times, tossing in an “Or maybe I’m just projecting,” at the end of an o - ther wise radical, potentially oen ff sive chapter. The tension between extremism and am- bivalence, far from feeling inconsistent is Fem ’ g alr es eatest strength. Long Chu is playful enough to lead readers up to a sharp cliff, and no commi n- ttal enough to simply turn around, or wave goodbye and hop off, leaving us at the edge deciding whether or not to follow for ourselves. Kimberly henry  University of Southern California Hedwig Fraunhofer, Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama, New Materialisms Series Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020. 328 pp. In our attempts to understand the implications of the ongoing global response to the COVID-1 9 pandemic, forms of biopolitical critique have assumed new rele- vance. In many societies we have seen juridical power weakening in favour of regu- latory systems based on scientific knowledge, with

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Published: Nov 11, 2021

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