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Other sexes [electronic resource] : rewriting difference from Woolf to Winterson / Andrea L. Harris.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Other sexes [electronic resource] : rewriting difference from Woolf to Winterson / Andrea L. Harris.
Publication Date:
2000
ISBN:
9780585276540
Series:
SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-182) and index.
Contents:
(Re)placing the Feminine in Feminist Theory -- "This difference ... this identity ... was overcome": Reintegrating Masculine and Feminine in Virginia Woolf's The Waves -- "The Third Sex": Figures of Inversion in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood -- "A Secret Second Tongue": The Enigma of the Feminine in Marianne Hauser's The Talking Room -- A Feminist Ethics of Love: Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body.
Abstract:
"In 1929, Virginia Woolf used the phrase "other sexes" to point out the dire need to expand our way of thinking about sexual difference. The fiction studied here does just that, by sketching the contours of a world where genders, sexes, and sexualities proliferate and multiply."

"Focusing on a selection of novels by Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Marianne Hauser, and Jeanette Winterson - novels that cross conventional boundaries between British and American, modern and postmodern, canonical and noncanonical - Andrea L. Harris argues that there is a continuum in these novelists' investigations of gender. Taking as theoretical models Judith Butler's theory of performance gender and Luce Irigaray's concept of the sensible transcendental, Harris analyzes increasingly more radical challenges to the notion of two sexes and two genders throughout the twentieth century, through which new combinations of sex, gender, desire, and sexual practice are created."--Jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English