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Author Carroll, Rachel.

Title Rereading Heterosexuality : Feminism, Queer Theory and Contemporary Fiction.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
Publication Info. ©2012

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Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
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Contents COVER; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: feminism, queer theory and heterosexuality; Part One: Revisiting the spinster; Chapter 1 'Becoming my own ghost': spinsterhood and the 'invisibility' of heterosexuality in Sarah Waters' Affinity; Chapter 2 Telling tales out of school: spinsters, scandals and intergenerational heterosexuality in Zoë Heller's Notes on a Scandal; Part Two: Transgressive female heterosexuality; Chapter 3 Queering Alice, killing Lolita: feminism, queer theory and the politics of child sexuality in A.M. Homes's The End of Alice.
Chapter 4 Unauthorised reproduction: class, pregnancy and transgressive female heterosexuality in Alan Warner's Morvern CallarPart Three: Reproducing heterosexuality; Chapter 5 'First one thing and then the other': rewriting the intersexed body in Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex; Chapter 6 Imitations of life: cloning, heterosexuality and the human in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; Bibliography; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-156) and index.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Summary Heterosexuality in contemporary novels, re-examined using the frameworks of feminism and queer theory. Drawing on feminist and queer theories of sex, gender and sexuality, this study focuses on female identities at odds with heterosexual norms. In particular, it explores narratives in which the conventional equation between heterosexuality, reproductive sexuality and female identity is questioned. Key Features. A timely exploration of the dynamic relationship between feminist and queer theory Insightful close readings of acclaimed novels, including Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Zoñ Heller's Notes on a Scandal, A. M. Homes' The End of Alice, Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, Alan Warner's Morvern Callar and Sarah Waters' Affinity Topics range from spinsterhood and intergenerational sexuality to transgender and human cloning
Language English.
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Subject Heterosexuality in literature.
Heterosexual women.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Feminist literary criticism.
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Carroll, Rachel. Rereading Heterosexuality : Feminism, Queer Theory and Contemporary Fiction. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012 9780748639557
ISBN 9780748649082 (electronic bk.)
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