Holly Phillips

Essays by this author

Nominalisms Ancient and Modern: Samuel Beckett, the Pre/Post/Modernist?

2016-12-04

While describing the work of Beckett as deeply influenced by nominalism, Holly Phillips explores “ineffable permutations of intellectual history” and demonstrates how medieval philosophy has deeply influenced twentieth century literature. Simultaneously, Phillips undermines the idea that nominalism’s dismantlement of universals has finally been accomplished by postmodernism.