From a Misfire to an Open Future: Repetition, Performativity and the Promise of the Metaphor

  • Ana Vulic KU Leuven


This article deals with the notion of performativity through the work of J.L. Austin, Shoshana Felman, and, most significantly, Judith Butler. It examines the intertextual references of the work of the mentioned theorists mainly through the notion of promise which is used as an example, a metaphor, but also as an organizing principle of the performative logic of their texts.

Author Information

Ana Vulic, KU Leuven
Ana Vulic is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Her present research focuses on the intersecting points between Judith Butler’s work on performativity and theories of late capitalism as presented in the work of Slavoj Zizek, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, and Wendy Brown.
How to Cite
Vulic, Ana. 2012. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 15 (December), 1 - 12. Accessed June 21, 2018.