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

Ana Vulic


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.

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