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 now been happening for pretty much 2 decades now; but there is apparently up to now no opinion in regards to the worth of claiming this practice that is particular feminist politics.

Ever since Sarah Kofman’s suggestion that a Derridean reading of Freud’s 1927 essay could perhaps maybe not preclude the chance of feminine fetishism (133), “indecidability” has characterized just about any try to theorize that training. Naomi Schor’s suspicion that is early feminine fetishism may be just the “latest and a lot of slight form of huge tits titfuck penis envy” (371) continues to haunt efforts to delimit a especially feminine manifestation of a perversion commonly recognized, in psychoanalytic terms, become reserved for guys. Subsequent efforts to “feminize” the fetish by Elizabeth Grosz, Emily Apter, and Teresa de Lauretis have actually reiterated Schor’s doubt concerning the subject, and none have actually dispelled totally the shadow of the doubt that is inaugural. Continue reading “A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels”