Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 6(2), pp. 70 - 76
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060204
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Kevin Davies and the Immanency in the Statement: Interpellation's Links in Literature and Society


Lee Patterson *
Department of English, Florida State University, Florida

ABSTRACT

Appearing after the legacy of Language school poetry and its imitators, Kevin Davies' work in his books Comp. and The Golden Age of Paraphernalia, can be read as a development of this poetry and identified with a new current in the form: Post-Language Poetry. To support this thesis, this essay finds value and relevance in Kevin Davies' work as it explores a range of aesthetic, cultural, and political issues. After analyzing concepts of authorial presence, interpellation, site-specificity, and the limits of the performative subject, this essay places a special importance on Althusserian Interpellation to illuminate these parallel issues. The essay concludes that Davies' work both produces codes and interrogates existing codes that render subjective images of the interpellated subject.

KEYWORDS
Site-specificity, Authorial Presence, Interpellation, Post-Language Poetry, Kevin Davies

Cite this paper
Lee Patterson (2018). Kevin Davies and the Immanency in the Statement: Interpellation's Links in Literature and Society. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 6 , 70 - 76. doi: 10.13189/lls.2018.060204.