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Writing as capitulation : the shelter of being-responsible

Pont, Antonia 2007, Writing as capitulation : the shelter of being-responsible, in AAWP 2007 : the and is papers : proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP, University of Canberra, Canberra, A.C.T., pp. 1-13.

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Title Writing as capitulation : the shelter of being-responsible
Author(s) Pont, Antonia
Conference name The Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference (12th : 2007 : Canberra, A.C.T.)
Conference location Canberra, A.C.T
Conference dates 21-23 Nov. 2007
Title of proceedings AAWP 2007 : the and is papers : proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP
Editor(s) Webb, Jen
Williams, Jordan
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 14
Publisher University of Canberra
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Keyword(s) Writing
Responsibility
Thrownness
Violence
Temporality
Summary This paper explores the notion of writing and its relationship to an always-existing responsibility. It asks the question of whether writing might necessarily be a kind of biographical undertaking, and then drawing on Heidegger, it inquires into how writing might provoke an ontological encounter for the writer. Via a close investigation of the definitions and etymologies of the word ‘capitulate’, the paper links the concepts of Derridean violence, Hellerian freedom and (post)modernity, non-infinite temporality and assumptions of a metaphysics of presence to a practice of reading/writing. By taking up the Heideggerian concept of Being’s as ex-istence and porosity, it attempts to argue that post-modernity, in coming to terms with the consequences of freedom, offers the subject the opportunity for an ontological encounter with responsibility, and subsequently how an acknowledgement of this thrownness might function in itself as a kind of shelter, albeit an open one.
ISBN 9781740882736
Language eng
Field of Research 220317 Poststructuralism
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, University of Canberra
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041010

Document type: Conference Paper
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