writing subject/sutured subject

Literature-specific definitions

Permanent Revolution by Gail Scott

Scott’s conceptual label for the voice that speaks in and out of experimental narratives. More than just the author, a narrator, or a character or persona, it is a blurring and blending of these traditional narrative roles that requires the reader to fill in gaps and participate in its creation. It is an attempt to represent in prose the unstable and hybrid nature of identity, and it includes the implicit historical, social, geographical, and other contextual elements that help shape said identity. 1 1 Permanent Revolution. p. 41. The sutured subject is, therefore, not singular but made up of layers of different voices, textures, times, and places spliced together, hence the word sutured. 2 2 Permanent Revolution. p. 62.

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