Body Matters: Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality

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Avril Horner, Angela Keane
Manchester University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
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Why do bodies matter? This collection of essays by feminists working in literary and cultural studies addresses this question from a range of theoretical perspectives. The collection includes essays by internationally-recognized critics who discuss current theoretical debates with sustained analysis of literary and other kinds of textual representations of "the body." The essays are organized into sections which consider the "matter" of the body from different and often conflicting perspectives.
  

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Contents

Introduction1
1
in late eighteenthcentury Britain AMANDA GILROY
17
population
29
Productive reproductive and consuming bodies
43
Dorothy Richardson work
58
Herculine
75
Embodying strangers SARA AHMED
85
Material difference and the supplementary body
97
female migratory subjects political
159
corporeality
170
representations of the female
185
visionary rereadings of H D
199
Rebecca
209
an Irigarayan
225
body politics in Helene Cixouss
234
performing gender
244

The body and its discontents ELISABETH BRONFEN
109
feminist debates
127
meanings for our times
143
Index255
255
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About the author (2000)

AVRIL HORNER is Professor of English at Kingston University, London. SUE ZLOSNIK is Professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Angela Keane is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She is co-editor, with Avril Horner of Body Matters: Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality (1999) and the author of many articles on women and Romanticism.

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