A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels

A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels

1 Debates about feminine fetishism have already been taking place for pretty much 2 full decades now; but there seems to be up to now no opinion in regards to the value of claiming this specific training for feminist politics.

Ever since Sarah Kofman’s recommendation that the Derridean reading of Freud’s 1927 essay could maybe maybe not preclude the chance of feminine fetishism (133), “indecidability” has characterized nearly all try to theorize that training. Naomi Schor’s very early suspicion that feminine fetishism could be just the “latest and a lot of simple as a type of penis envy” (371) continues to haunt efforts to delimit an especially feminine manifestation of the perversion commonly recognized, in psychoanalytic terms, become reserved for males. Subsequent efforts to “feminize” the fetish by Elizabeth Grosz, Emily Apter, and Teresa de Lauretis have actually reiterated Schor’s doubt in regards to the subject, and none have actually dispelled entirely the shadow of the inaugural doubt. Leer más