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The Resource Sexuality and the reading encounter : identity and desire in Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous, Emma Wilson

Sexuality and the reading encounter : identity and desire in Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous, Emma Wilson

Label
Sexuality and the reading encounter : identity and desire in Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous
Title
Sexuality and the reading encounter
Title remainder
identity and desire in Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous
Statement of responsibility
Emma Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Can fictions of desire determine real pleasures? Do texts regulate the performance of our sexual identities? In Sexuality and the Reading Encounter Emma Wilson offers a new account of the intimate relations between reading, identity, and identification. Interweaving theoretical debate with analysis of texts by Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous, her study reveals the formative potential and transferential pleasures of the reading encounter
  • Drawing on an understanding of identity as performative, alienated and fictitious, this study argues that the fictions we read act as mirrors and decoys displaying seductive images of intelligible sexual identities. The texts chosen for discussion here draw attention to the strategies by which identity is constructed textually. They work thus to frame the reading encounter and to highlight its formative power. In analysis of these texts, this study works to cut across the axes of homosexuality and heterosexuality, offering an alternative focus on the interdependence of identity and fantasy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Emma
Dewey number
843/.91093538
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ673
LC item number
.W55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French fiction
  • Sex in literature
  • Books and reading
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Sexuality and the reading encounter : identity and desire in Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous, Emma Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Reading Encounter -- 2. Identity and Identification -- 3. Reading Albertine's Sexuality; or, 'Why not Think of Marcel Simply as a Lesbian?' -- 4. 'La Passion selon H.C.': Reading in the Feminine -- 5. 'La Chair ouverte, blessee': Tournier, the Body, and the Reader -- 6. 'Mon histoire de Lol V. Stein': Duras, Reading, and Amnesia
Control code
33277597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780198158851
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95044944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Sexuality and the reading encounter : identity and desire in Proust, Duras, Tournier, and Cixous, Emma Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Reading Encounter -- 2. Identity and Identification -- 3. Reading Albertine's Sexuality; or, 'Why not Think of Marcel Simply as a Lesbian?' -- 4. 'La Passion selon H.C.': Reading in the Feminine -- 5. 'La Chair ouverte, blessee': Tournier, the Body, and the Reader -- 6. 'Mon histoire de Lol V. Stein': Duras, Reading, and Amnesia
Control code
33277597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780198158851
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95044944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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