UBC Theses and Dissertations

UBC Theses Logo

UBC Theses and Dissertations

Nightwood: Nightwood Stewart, Christine Anne


The novel Nightwood (1936) stalks proximity through a textual realignment of written history, through a writing alive to its own contingencies and through an insistent rearticulation of its signifiers. It struggles to circumscribe into discourse that which has been foreclosed from signification. It releases language from the melancholic stupor of normative prose and initiates a widescale process of resignification. This thesis is an exploration of these textual acts, acts which push language beyond the confines of normalizing discourse into performative, structural and philosophical sites of investigation and reconstruction, toward the open production of new meaning.

Item Media

Item Citations and Data


For non-commercial purposes only, such as research, private study and education. Additional conditions apply, see Terms of Use https://open.library.ubc.ca/terms_of_use.