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Author Cheng-Yu Yuan(K)
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Department English
Year 1998
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document Master's Thesis
Language English
Title The Making of a Radical Lesbian--in Monique Wittig's The Lesbian Body
Date of Defense 0000-00-00
Page Count 64
Keyword
  • body/text/language
  • ecriture feminine
  • homosexuality
  • identity
  • lesbian writing
  • phallocentrism
  • resistance
  • Trojan Horse
  • Abstract Taking historical survey of women's language, we acknowledge that the modern feminist movement has confronted the problem of language.tc
    Introduction I. A Lesbian Warrior
    II. Writing the Body, Fighting with/through the Language
    III. The Problematique
    Chapter One:Wittig's Notion of "Lesbian" in Theory
    I. Confronting the Heterosexual Regime
    II. Emergent Lesbian Subjectivity
    Chapter Two:Subversion through Language
    I. Controversial Text
    II. Language Subversion for Strategic Use
    III. Lesbian Writing
    IX. Alternative Sappho
    Chapter Three:Body POlitics and Lesbian Writing
    I. from Female Body to Lesbian Body
    II. Feminize/Lesbianize Male Characters
    III. the Voyage to Lesbian Underworld
    Conclusion
    Works Cited
    Table of Content Introduction
    I. A Lesbian Warrior
    II. Writing the Body, Fighting with/through the Language
    III. The Problematique
    Chapter One:Wittig's Notion of "Lesbian" in Theory
    I. Confronting the Heterosexual Regime
    II. Emergent Lesbian Subjectivity
    Chapter Two:Subversion through Language
    I. Controversial Text
    II. Language Subversion for Strategic Use
    III. Lesbian Writing
    IX. Alternative Sappho
    Chapter Three:Body POlitics and Lesbian Writing
    I. from Female Body to Lesbian Body
    II. Feminize/Lesbianize Male Characters
    III. the Voyage to Lesbian Underworld
    Conclusion
    Works Cited
    Reference • Works by Monique Wittig
    L'opoponax. Paris: Minuit, 1964. Translated by Helen Weaver as The Opoponax. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966.
    Les Guerilleres. Paris: Minuit, 1969. Translated by David LeVay. London: Peter Owen, 1971. New York: Avon, 1973. Boston: Beacon, 1985.
    Le Corps lesbien. Paris: Minuit, 1973. Translated by David LeVay as The Lesbian Body. London: Peter Owen, 1975. New York: Avon,1976. New York: Beacon Press, 1986b.
    Brouillon pour un dictionnaire des amantes [with Sande Zeig]. Paris: Grasset, 1976. Translated as Lesbian Peoples: Materialfor a Dictionary. New York: Avon, 1979.
    Virgile, non. Paris: Minuit, 1985. Translated by Margaret Crosland and David LeVay as Across the Acheron. Chester Springs, PA: Dufour, 1987. London: Peter Owen, 1987.
    Le Voyage sans fin. Paris: Vlasta, 1985.
    The Straight Mind and Other Essays. New York: Beacon Press, 1992.
    • Biographical References
    Bourdet, Denise. "Monique Wittig.1t Revue de Paris 71 (1964): 115-119.
    Sim, Stuart. " Monique Wittig" The A-Z Guide to Modern Literary and Cultural Theorists Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995.411-15.
    • Selected critical works
    Bartkowski, Frances. "Toward a Feminist Eros: Reading in Feminist Utopian Fiction." DAI 43:4 (1982): 1137 A.
    Chisholm, Dianne. "Lesbianizing Love's Body: Intervention-ist Imag(in)ings of Monique Wittig." Relmagining Women: Representations of Women in Culture. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. 196-216.
    ---. "Feminist Deleuzions: James Joyce and the Politics of 'Becoming-Women'" Canadian Review ofComparative Literature 19: 1-2, Mar-June 1992: 201-24.
    Crowder, Dianne Griffin. "Amazons and Mothers? Monique Wittig, Helen Cixous and Theories of Women's Writing" Contemporary Literature 24:2, Summer 1983: 117-144.
    Evans, Martha Noel. "Monique Wittig: The Lesbian" Masks of Tradition: Women and the Politics of Writing in Twentieth-Century France. Ithaca and London: Cornell UP, 1987. 185-219.
    Findlay, Heather. "Is there a Lesbian in this Text? Derrida, Wittig, and the politics of the Three Women" Coming to Terms: Feminism, Theory, Politics. Ed. Elizabeth Weed. New York: Routledge, 1989. 59-69.
    Hewitt, Leah D. "Confusing the Genres: Autobiographical Parody and Utopia in Monique Wittig's Across the Acheron." Autobiographical Tightropes: Simon de Beauvoir, Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig, and Maryse Conde. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. 129-57.
    Higgins, Lynn. "Nouvelle Nouvelle Autobiographie: Monique Wittig's Le Corps Lesbien." Sub-Stance 14 (1976): 160-66.
    Irigaray, Luce. This sex which is not One. Translated by Catherine Porter & Carolyn Burke. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1985.
    Jones, Ann Rosalind. "Writing the Body: Toward an Understading ofL'Ecriture Feminine." Feminist Studies 7:2, Summerl981: 247-263.
    Komar, Kathleen L. "The Communal Self: Re-membering Female Identity in the Works of Christa Wolf and Monique Wittig." Comparative Literature 44, Winter 1992: 42-58.
    Lindsay, Cecile. "Body/Language: French Feminist Utopias" The French Review 60:1, Oct 1986: 46-55.
    Marks, Elaine. "Lesbian Intertexuality." Homosexualities and French Literature. Ed. Elaine Marks and George Stambolian. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1979. 353-77.
    Meese, Elizabeth. (Sem)erotics: Theorizing Lesbian Writing. New York: New York UP, 1992.
    Morgan, Seraphin Mary. "Reading and Writing Lesbian Identities: The Anxieties of Representation in Twentieth Century Fiction."DAI 55:4 (1994): 960A.
    Ostrovsky, Erika. A Constant Journey: The Fiction of Monique Wittig. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991.
    ---. "A Cosmogony of 0: Monique Wittig's Les Guerilleres. " Twentieth CenturyFrench Fiction. Ed. George Stambolian. New Burnswick, N.J.: Rougers University Press, 1975.241-51.
    Porter, Laurence M. "Monique Wittig" The Contemporary Novel in France. Ed. William Thompson. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995. 279-292.
    Rosenfeld, Marthe. "Language and the Vision of a Lesbian-Feminist Utopia in Wittig's Les Guerilleres." Frontiers 6:1 (1981): 6-9.
    ---. "The Linguistic Aspect of Sexual Conflict: Monique Wittig's Le Corps lesbien." Mosaic 17:2 (1984): 235-41.
    Shaktini, Namascar. "Displacing the Phallic Subject: Wittig's Lesbian Writing." Signs 8:1, Autumn 1982: 29-44.
    ---. "The Problem of Gender and Subjectivity Posed by the New Subject Pronounced j/e in the writing of Monique Wittig." DAI 43:10 (1983): 3317A.
    Suleiman, Susan Rubin. "Introduction." The Female Body in Western Culture: Contemporary Perspectives. Ed. Susan Rubin Suleiman. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1985. 1-4.
    ---. "(Re)writing the body: The Politics and Poetics of Female Eroticism." The Female Body in Western Culture. Ed. S.R.Suleiman. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1986.7-29.
    Wenzel, Helene Vivienne. "The Text as Body/Politics. An Appreciation of Monique Wittig's Writing in Context." Feminist Studies 7:2, Summer 1981: 264-287.
    Woodhull, Winifred. "Politics, the Feminine, and Writing: A Study of Monique Wittig's Les Guerilleres and Bouillon pour un dictionnaire des amantes" DAI University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979.
    Zerilli, Linda. "The Trojan Horse of Universalism: Language as a 'War Machine' in the Writings of Monique Wittig" Social Text 25-26(1990): 146-70.
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