• Eloisa and the Scene of Writing in Pope’s “Eloisa to Abelard”

    Author(s):
    Albert Rolls (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Subject(s):
    Alexander Pope
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Derrida
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RW0X
    Abstract:
    In Alexander Pope's "Eloisa to Abelard," the act of writing takes the place of the romance being written about. It is by way of the writing process that the romantic other replaces God as the object of devotion. Eloisa’s writing would thus seem to function as Derrida argues writing functions in western philosophy in that it articulates one absence and generates another. Yet writing has an alternative function in the poem. Because it becomes a surrogate for romance, it produces the other’s presence and also the theological crisis the poem explores.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved
    Share this:

    Downloads

    Item Name:pdf eloisa_and_the_scene_of_writing_in_pope.pdf
     Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 154