TY - BOOK ID - 30448 TI - They Aren’t, Until I Call Them AU - Bollobás, Enikö PY - 2010 SN - 9783631589823 DB - DOAB KW - American KW - Aren KW - Aren’t KW - Bollobás KW - Call KW - Gender KW - Literature KW - Performing KW - Race KW - Subaltern KW - Subject KW - Them KW - They KW - Until UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:30448 AB - In the story of the three baseball umpires, two novice umpires compete in boasting how they respect «truth» and the way things «really» are. One says, «I call them the way I see them»; the other, trying to trump this remark, responds, «I call them the way they are». Then enters the third, most seasoned umpire, saying, «They aren’t, until I call them».
This book deals with two widely argued issues in literature criticism today, performativity and subjectivity. How do people become who they are? What scripts do they follow when they «do» gender, race, and sexuality? Tying into speech act theories and subjectivity theories, as well as gender, race, and sexuality studies, the author explores – through the close reading of several American texts – the many ways words make «things» in literature. ER -