Death and Fairy Tale

  title={Death and Fairy Tale},
  author={and Ann E. Kingston},
The music of the spectralist composer Claude Vivier is often considered through the lens of autobiography. However, from his abandonment as an infant to the circumstances of his murder at the age of thirty-four, certain aspects of Vivier’s life also seem to resist any straightforwardly autobiographical account. Borrowing the concept of “autothanatography” from Jacques Derrida and others, this essay explores how Vivier’s works inscribe a relationship to death, to the end and impossibility of… 



Claude Vivier: A Composer's Life

Claude Vivier's haunting and expressive music has captivated audiences around the world. But the French-Canadian composer is remembered also because of the dramatic circumstances of his death: he was


There is an uncanny symmetry in the life of the French–Canadian composer Claude Vivier: we do not know the exact time or circumstances of his birth, and we do not know the exact time or circumstances

A Small Boy and Others

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The Laugh of the Medusa

I shall speak about women's writing: about what it will do. Woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from

Queer Theory's Child and Children's Literature Studies

  • Kenneth B. Kidd
  • Art
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2011
In 2002 Karín Lesnik-Oberstein and Stephen Thomson published an essay entitled “what is queer theory doing with the child?,” addressing work in the 1990s by Michael Moon and the late, great Eve


Abstract French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier (1948–1983) is one of the few composers, perhaps the only one, to use an invented language throughout his entire compositional career. Vivier's use of

L’écriture à haute voix : « Lonely Child » de Claude Vivier

A travers l’analyse de Lonely Child de Claude Vivier, l’auteur cherche a demontrer les influences et les procedes de composition du compositeur. Le texte se porte a l’ecoute d’une voix modulee,

How to Bring Your Kids up Gay

In the summer of 1989, the United States Department of Health and Human Services released a study entitled "Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Youth Suicide." Written in response to the