The explanation of how aesthetic themes automatically yield political meanings proceeds by these steps: the thematization of art in the novel makes us conscious of the novel itself as a work of art; this consciousness denaturalizes
representation, producing "the gap" between the portrayal and the portrayed; the gap, in turn, enables "critical thought to come into being"; and critical thought results in "democratic interrogation" (216).
But Rosen's particular interest is the overlap between language and sight: By messing with the way words and letters appear, she denaturalizes
the way we decode them.
(3) In contemporary transgender and transsexual theory, the prefix "trans" has come to stand not just for gender or sexual identities that have moved from one side of a binary field to the other, but rather for "anything that disrupts, denaturalizes
, rearticulates and makes visible" the links we assume to exist between a sexual body and the social roles it is expected to play As Susan Stryker, Paisley Currah, and Lisa Jean Moore put it, considering the "relationality of [the hyphenated prefix] 'trans--'" rather than its attachment to substantive terms like gender or nation helps us see "the categorical crossings, leakages and slippages" in and around the term and to recognize its capacity to "disrupt or unsettle conventional boundaries," disciplines, and ideas (2008, 11).
She explicitly sees her scholarship as participating in a process that denaturalizes
the regulatory present and that commits to the notion that "another world is possible."
By tracing its point of origin to early modernity, the link between poetic and scientific discourse posed by Anderson effectively denaturalizes
the perceived dichotomy between science and the humanities.
Biti thus denaturalizes
the concept of trauma (4) in response to the victims repressed by western modernity in the process of globalization.
For Smith and Felski alike, the affect of true subversion produced and reciprocated through critique is often inseparable from the way it uncovers, destabilizes, or denaturalizes
While Douglas Keesey observes that the aggressive exchanges between Jeanne and the actor "denaturalizes
the 'active male' and 'passive female' roles to show that they are indeed roles, with either sex able to play both parts, desiring and desired," (1) Abuse displays a more ambivalent and complex relationship than the one between director and actor because there is no object or goal that the protagonists struggle toward--the object of Abuse is not the process of making of a film, but the negotiation of illness, affection, and artistic integrity.
The Rebel takes what Burgin calls the "look of the viewer as he or she looks at the photograph" (148) and denaturalizes
that look by transforming it into "'the intra-diegetic look," or the look exchanged by participants in the photographic event.
The canoe often acts as a symbol of a desired "material and experiential" nation, but analysis and deconstruction of the symbolic canoe "disrupts, troubles, and denaturalizes
" the wish for such a simply understood Canada (Dean, p.
Sabas Aloma brings this issue to life in many of her infamous performative self-stagings, which, as Silvia Molloy argues, make "evident the elusiveness of all constructions of identity, their fundamentally performative nature," in a way that denaturalizes
gender and sexuality.