Feminine/Masculine and Representation provides a much needed introduction to a number of challenging issues raised in debates within gender studies, critical theory and cultural studies. In analysing cultural processes using a range of different methods, the essays in this collection focus on gender/sexuality, representation and cultural politics across a variety of media.
Table of Contents
2. The problematic of 'the feminine' in contemporary French philosophy: Foucault and Irigaray
3. Modernity, rationality and 'the masculine'
4. Inscriptions and body-maps: representations and the corporeal
5. The discursive construction of Christ's body in the later Middle Ages: resistance and autonomy
6. 'The feminine' as a semiotic construct: Zola's Une Page d'Amour
7. Deconstructions of masculinity and femininity in the films of Marguerite Duras
8. Cross-dressing in fiction: literary history and the cultural construction of sexuality
9. Homosexualities: fiction, reading and moral training
10. Soap opera as gender training: teenage girls and TV
11. Gender, class and power: text, process and production in Strindberg's Miss Julie
12. Scientific constructions, cultural productions: scientific narratives of sexual attraction
13 The privileging of representation and the marginalising of the interpersonal: a metaphor (and more) for contemporary gender relations
A. Extra illustrating material for chapter 5
B. French-English passages from Zola's Une Page d'Amour illustrating chapter 6
C. Strindberg's Miss Julie: supporting material for chapter 11
TERRY THREADGOLD, Associate Professor of English at the University of Sydney, is the author of Feminist Poetics (forthcoming). ANNE CRANNY-FRANCIS teaches cultural studies and critical theory at the University of Wollongong and is the author of Feminist Fiction.