New Lesbian Criticism: Literary and Cultural Readings

Munt, Sally R, ed. (1992) New Lesbian Criticism: Literary and Cultural Readings. Columbia University Press, New York. ISBN 978-0231080194

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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 Not 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 iteself and to foreground the intertextuality of lesbian identities.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Sally Munt
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:26
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 09:07
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