product description page

Women's Experimental Writing : Negative Aesthetics and Feminist Critique (Hardcover) (Ellen E. Berry)

Women's Experimental Writing : Negative Aesthetics and Feminist Critique (Hardcover) (Ellen E. Berry) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Women's Experimental Writing considers six contemporary authors who use experimental methods and negative modes of critique in their fiction and feminism. The authors covered are Valerie Solanas, Kathy Acker, Theresa Cha, Chantel Chawaf, Jeanette Winterson, and Lynda Barry.

These writers all share a commitment to combining extreme content with formally radical techniques in order to enact varieties of gender, sex, race, class and nation-based experience that, they suggest, may only be "represented" accurately through the experimentalunmaking of dominant structures of rationality. Ellen Berry extends the anti-social negative critique predominant in ****** studies by offering an alternative archive of feminist negative literary practices and explores the consequences of joining an anti-social critique with radical innovations in literary and cultural forms. She argues that the radical aesthetic practices the authors employ are central to the emergence of contemporary Western feminisms and in doing so rectifies a critical neglect of contemporary experimental writing by women, especially in politicized forms, within the still-emerging postmodern canon.

Number of Pages: 176.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Women Authors
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Ellen E. Berry
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2016
TCIN: 51240188
UPC: 9781474226400
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-0404

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.