Body Matters: Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality
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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in late eighteenthcentury Britain AMANDA GILROY
Productive reproductive and consuming bodies
Dorothy Richardson work
Embodying strangers SARA AHMED
Material difference and the supplementary body
female migratory subjects political
representations of the female
visionary rereadings of H D
body politics in Helene Cixouss
The body and its discontents ELISABETH BRONFEN
meanings for our times
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