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Contemporary feminist life-writing: the new audacity

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posted on 04.09.2019, 10:36 authored by Jennifer CookeJennifer Cooke
Contemporary Feminist Life-Writing is the first volume to identify and analyse the 'new audacity' of recent feminist writings from life. Characterised by boldness in both style and content, willingness to explore difficult and disturbing experiences, the refusal of victimhood, and a lack of respect for traditional genre boundaries, new audacity writing takes risks with its author's and others' reputations, and even, on occasion, with the law. This book offers an examination and critical assessment of new audacity in works by Katherine Angel, Alison Bechdel, Marie Calloway, Virginie Despentes, Tracey Emin, Sheila Heti, Juliet Jacques, Chris Krauss, Jana Leo, Maggie Nelson, Vanessa Place, Paul Preciado, and Kate Zambreno. It analyses how they write about women's self-authorship, trans experiences, struggles with mental illness, sexual violence and rape, and the desire for sexual submission. It engages with recent feminist and gender scholarship, providing discussions of vulnerability, victimhood, authenticity, trauma, and affect.

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  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • English and Drama

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Jennifer Cooke

Publication date

2020-04-30

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9781108489911; 9781108779692

Book series

Cambridge Studies in Twenty-First-Century Literature and Culture

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Jennifer Cooke

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