Female Stories Female Bodies (Communications & Culture S.) by Lidia (Profes Curti

By Lidia (Profes Curti

This interdisciplinary e-book explores women's narratives in a wide selection of media and style, from cleaning soap opera and movie to the post-modern novel and Shakespearian drama. Adopting an leading edge feminist standpoint, it focuses rather at the subject matters of hybridity and monstrosity in language and the physique. In doing so, it increases matters to do with closure and temporal and spatial dislocation, drawing on issues of ardour, paranoia and wish.

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In the interview given to Lynn Huffer, Nicole Brossard also speaks of the female look 'filling the gap between women' in idealised tones that recall a utopian sister­ hood: 'What women see between them is as important as what they see of each other and in one another. The back and forth of the gaze 26 Female Stories, Female Bodies between women (writer and reader) textures the space between them and to me that creates a social semantico-imaginative environment where meaning can be debated' (p. 1 1 9).

From time to time, the wind picked up outside, whirling a scythe, Introduction: The Swing of Theory 29 sifting snow down the shingles, sending clouds skittering into the frozen night . . In her dream, Lipsha had kissed her with matter-of-fact joy, deep and long. The kiss still seemed so real that she could smell the smoke on his jacket. She closed her eyes - again his lips brushed hers once, twice, then carved a dark blossom. 7 3 . _Most of the motifs I have discussed in this in�:uctory chaEter lead to the analyses that follow.

4 In his essay on 'The Law of Genre', Derrida reminds the Anglo­ American reader that in French the semantic area of genre is more expansive than in English (and also in Italian): 'And this can be said of genre in all genres, be it a question of a generic or a general determination of what one calls "nature" or physis (for example, a biological genre, a genre of all that is in general), or be it a question of a typology designated as non-natural . . (for example, an artistic, poetic, or literary genre).

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