On Monique Wittig

Author : Namascar Shaktini
ISBN : 0252029844
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Monique Wittig was a leading French feminist, social theorist, prose poet, and novelist whose work was foundational to the development of lesbian and women's studies. This collection of essays on Wittig's work is the first sustained examination of her broad-ranging literary and theoretical works in English. A major feminist theorist on a par with Julia Kristeva, Helene Cixous, and Luce Irigaray, Wittig relocated to teach in the U.S. while maintaining an intellectual presence in Europe before her unexpected death in January 2003. On Monique Wittig includes twelve essays, including three previously unpublished pieces by Wittig herself. Their contents run the gamut of Wittig's corpus, from the political, to the theoretical, to the literary, while representing French, Francophone, and U.S. critics: Diane Griffin Crowder looks at the U.S. feminist movement, Linda Zerilli considers gender and will philosophically, and Teresa de Lauretis examines the development of lesbian theory. Together, these essays situate Wittig's work in terms of the cultural contexts of its production and reception. This is the first book to appear on Wittig following her death, and an indispensable tool for feminist scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Straight Mind

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : UVA:X002075074
Genre : Social Science
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Presents a collection of nine political and philosophical essays by the controversial feminist theorist and founder of the modern French women's movement
Category: Social Science

Les Guerilleres

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 9780252094743
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most widely read feminist texts of the twentieth century, and Monique Wittig’s most popular novel, Les Guérillères imagines the attack on the language and bodies of men by a tribe of warrior women. Among the women’s most powerful weapons in their assault is laughter, but they also threaten literary and linguistic customs of the patriarchal order with bullets. In this breathtakingly rapid novel first published in 1969, Wittig animates a lesbian society that invites all women to join their fight, their circle, and their community. A path-breaking novel about creating and sustaining freedom, the book derives much of its energy from its vaunting of the female body as a resource for literary invention.
Category: Fiction

Across The Acheron

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 0704341573
Genre : French fiction
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Category: French fiction

Lesbian Peoples

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038843202
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

The Lesbian Body

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 0688029000
Genre : Lesbians
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Category: Lesbians

Out There

Author : Russell Ferguson
ISBN : 026256064X
Genre : Art
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Out There addresses the theme of cultural marginalization - the process wherebyvarious groups are excluded from access to and participation in the dominant culture. It engagesfundamental issues raised by attempts to define such concepts as mainstream, minority, and "other,"and opens up new ways of thinking about culture and representation. All of the texts deal withquestions of representation in the broadest sense, encompassing not just the visual but also thesocial and psychological aspects of cultural identity.Included are important theoretical writings byHomi Bhabha, Helene Cixous, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and Monique Wittig. Their work isjuxtaposed with essays on more overtly personal themes, often autobiographical, by Gloria Anzaldua,Bell Hooks, and Richard Rodriguez, among others.This rich anthology brings together voices from manydifferent marginalized groups - groups that are often isolated from each other as well as from thedominant culture. It joins issues of gender, race, sexual preference, and class in one forum butwithout imposing a false unity on the diverse cultures represented. Each piece in the book subtlychanges the way every other piece is read.While several essays focus on specific issues in art, suchas John Yau's piece on Wilfredo Lam in the Museum of Modern Art, or James Clifford's on collectingart, others draw from debates in literature, film, and critical theory to provide a much broadercontext than is usually found in work aimed at an art audience. Topics range from the functions oflanguage to the role of public art in the city, from gay pornography to the meanings of black hairstyles.Out There also includes essays by Rosalyn Deutsche, Richard Dyer, Kobena Mercer, Edward Said,Gayatri Spivak, Gerald Vizenor and Simon Watney, as well as by the editors.Copublished with the NewMuseum of Contemporary Art, New York Distributed by The MIT Press.
Category: Art

Jane

Author : Maggie Nelson
ISBN : 9781458781062
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Jane explores the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, prose, and documentary sources, including newspapers, related ''true crime'' books such as The Michigan Murders and Killers Among Us, and fragments from Jane's own diaries written when she was 13 and 21. Its eight sections cover Jane's childhood and early adulthood, her murder and its investigation, the direct and diffuse effect of her death on Nelson's girlhood and sisterhood, and a trip to Michigan Nelson took with her mother (Jane's sister) to retrace the path of Jane's final hours. Each piece in Jane has its own form that serves as an important fissure, disrupting the tabloid, ''page-turner'' quality of the story, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another's life and death. Part elegy, part memoir, part detective story, part meditation on violence, and part conversation between the living and the dead, Jane's powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, expands the notion of what poetry can do - what kind of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.
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Damned Women

Author : Jennifer Waelti-Walters
ISBN : 9780773568570
Genre : Literary Criticism
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While homosexual men are legion in the history of French literature and criticism, until now no critic writing in French or English has given the same sort of attention to lesbians. Waelti-Walters covers two hundred years of fiction, beginning with the publication of Diderot's The Nun in 1796 and ending with present-day lesbian writers Jocelyne François, Mireille Best, Hélène de Monferrand, and the authors connected to Geneviève Pastre's lesbian publishing house. While she deals with renowned authors such as Violette Leduc and Monique Wittig, including their respective literary and personal relationships with Simone de Beauvoir and Hélène Cixous, many of the writers discussed will be unknown to most readers. Their novels vary from the extraordinarily powerful to the utterly trite; by providing the first comprehensive guide to this body of work Waelti-Walters sheds light on French literary and cultural history. Waelti-Walters shows how the lesbian authors of this literature had little or no contact with each other, let alone with lesbians outside France. She describes their world and its effects on their work, showing how their situation differs from that of British and North American lesbians. Damned Women tells a story of alienation, persecution, and isolation within a culture. It is a cultural and literary commentary full of new information, forgotten or little known authors, poignant surprises, and unexpected interrelationships.
Category: Literary Criticism

L Criture De Monique Wittig

Author : Catherine Ecarnot
ISBN : 9782296300446
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Cet ouvrage propose un parcours à travers l’ensemble des textes littéraires de Monique Wittig. Catherine Ecarnot situe les textes de Wittig, lesbienne radicale, tant par rapport au Nouveau Roman que par rapport au féminisme. Si, à l’instar de Nathalie Sarraute, Wittig soutient que pour l’écrivain existe un pré-langage, celui-ci n’est pas au féminin mais au-delà des sexes. Comme l’est le lesbianisme : innommable est la lesbienne, résistante, rebelle à la sexuation. Wittig bouleverse les règles du genre grammatical et propose un monde où triomphe une pluralité infinie à l’image de la sexualité des femmes entre elles.
Category: Literary Criticism