(Re)Locating Pleasure in Media Studies: Toward an Erotics of Reading

  • Brian L. Ott
  • Published 2004


ab-stract, (n.) 1. a summary of points (as of a writing) usu. presented in skeletal form. (adj.) 1. difficult to understand: abstruse. (vt.) 1. dissociate, remove, separate. This essay concerns how language is, at once, structured (producing meaning) and infinite (destabilizing meaning). Both functions of language are tied to pleasure. Contemporary critical… (More)