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The Resource New lesbian criticism : literary and cultural readings, edited and introduced by Sally Munt

New lesbian criticism : literary and cultural readings, edited and introduced by Sally Munt

Label
New lesbian criticism : literary and cultural readings
Title
New lesbian criticism
Title remainder
literary and cultural readings
Statement of responsibility
edited and introduced by Sally Munt
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1990s has seen the growing consolidation of lesbian and gay studies as a key area of cultural theory, particularly in relation to ideas about the construction of subjectivity and identity. Lesbian theory specifically intersects with feminism and sexuality/identity politics to critique both gender and (hetero) sexuality, while developments in lesbian criticism suggest a move towards a new textual practice. This volume explores whether there can be a specific lesbian aesthetic, juxtaposed against reading as a 'woman' or as a 'heterosexual'. Contributors both explore the uses of recent theories such as post-structuralism and offer a lesbian critique of such methodologies. Close readings of contemporary lesbian fiction and popular culture focus on works such as Zami, Oranges Are Hot the Only Fruit, The Wanderground and Desert of the Heart, as well as on lesbian pornography. Together the essays point to lesbian culture's ability to create new meanings for itself and to foreground the intertextuality of lesbian identities. This important book, which includes a reassessment of lesbian literary criticism by Bonnie Zimmerman, contributes to a new and growing field of critical theory
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Munt, Sally
Series statement
Between men--between women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbians' writings, American
  • Lesbians
  • Lesbians in literature
Label
New lesbian criticism : literary and cultural readings, edited and introduced by Sally Munt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lesbians like this and that : some notes on lesbian criticism for the nineties / Bonnie Zimmerman -- The death of the author and the resurrection of the dyke / Reina Lewis -- 'Somewhere over the rainbow ...' : postmodernism and the fiction of Sarah Schulman / Sally Munt -- Audre Lorde's lacquered layerings : the lesbian bar as a site of literary production / Katie King -- Audre Lorde and the African-American tradition : when the family is not enough / Anna Wilson -- The Greyhound Bus Station in the evolution of lesbian popular culture / Angela Weir and Elizabeth Wilson -- Hell and the mirror : a reading of Desert of the heart / Gillian Spraggs -- The politics of separatism and lesbian utopian fiction / Sonya Andermahr -- Oranges are not the only fruit : reaching audiences other lesbian texts cannot reach / Hilary Hinds -- Lesbian pornography : cultural transgression and sexual demystification / Lisa Henderson
Control code
25370551
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780231080187
Lccn
92004927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1455089
Label
New lesbian criticism : literary and cultural readings, edited and introduced by Sally Munt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lesbians like this and that : some notes on lesbian criticism for the nineties / Bonnie Zimmerman -- The death of the author and the resurrection of the dyke / Reina Lewis -- 'Somewhere over the rainbow ...' : postmodernism and the fiction of Sarah Schulman / Sally Munt -- Audre Lorde's lacquered layerings : the lesbian bar as a site of literary production / Katie King -- Audre Lorde and the African-American tradition : when the family is not enough / Anna Wilson -- The Greyhound Bus Station in the evolution of lesbian popular culture / Angela Weir and Elizabeth Wilson -- Hell and the mirror : a reading of Desert of the heart / Gillian Spraggs -- The politics of separatism and lesbian utopian fiction / Sonya Andermahr -- Oranges are not the only fruit : reaching audiences other lesbian texts cannot reach / Hilary Hinds -- Lesbian pornography : cultural transgression and sexual demystification / Lisa Henderson
Control code
25370551
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780231080187
Lccn
92004927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1455089

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