Abstract

Abstract:

This essay uses an admittedly improbable source, Twitter, to explore the speech theories of Hannah Arendt and Maurice Blanchot. I suggest that and how Twitter offers an opportunity of the kind of speech that Arendt, in The Human Condition, thought contemporary developments were making virtually impossible. As this speech turns out to be fragmentary, discontinuous, and yet conversational, I argue that there are illuminating resonances with what Blanchot was advocating in The Infinite Conversation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6539
Print ISSN
0300-7162
Pages
pp. 54-74
Launched on MUSE
2018-07-18
Open Access
No
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