Kategoria: Nauki humanistyczne / Filologie obce / Filologia angielska

Canadian passwords. Diasporic Fictions into the Twenty-First Century

Rok wydania:2008 Nr wydania:pierwsze Liczba stron:190 ISBN:978-83-231-2140-4

Wlliam Shakespeares Hamlet is perhaps the best known literary work of art to begin with an exchange which contains the demand for a password. As can be gathered from the following part of the dialogue, Bar­nardo is entering while Francisco is standing at his post. And yet, it is Barnardo who demands to know the identity of the person he cannot see well in the dark. Francisco refuses to comply and insists that the other man stop, and, as he puts it, "unfold" himself. The automatized activity of pronouncing a password is thus imaged in this brief exchange as an act of disclosure or even self-revelation. What follows is the prompt exclamation: "Long live the King! "It does well as a password (as an agreed upon sequence of letters or sounds); Barnardo is recognized and welcomed. Nevertheless, the meaning of the four words (as opposed to their graphic or phonetic form) remains excruciatingly ambiguous not only to the reader or the viewer of Shakespeare's drama, but also to the two sentinels. Long live the King!

Inne z tej kategorii

Przydatne linki

W związku ze zmianą serwisów WWW Wydawnictwa Naukowego UMK mogą wystąpić utrudnienia w działaniu sklepu internetowego. Za wszelkie niedogodności przepraszamy.