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‘Repetition / Interpretation / Failure: Towards an Ethics of Discourse Analysis’

  "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." Embarking from Beckett's famous lines from Worstward Ho, this paper considers the import of the quotation in context to dispel the commonplace motivational reading of the quotation in favour of a reading which speaks more directly to the experience of failure which is core to the exercise of discourse analysis.

  • Type:

    Keynote

  • Date:

    12 March 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Neill, C. (2015, March). ‘Repetition / Interpretation / Failure: Towards an Ethics of Discourse Analysis’. Presented at Manchester University, Discursive Practice Workshop., Manchester

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Keywords

Discourse, failure, Beckett,

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