The Feminine No!: Psychoanalysis and the New Canon

Author:   Todd McGowan
Publisher:   State University of New York Press
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9780791448748


Pages:   162
Publication Date:   09 November 2000
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Attempts to understand recent changes in the canon of American literature through the aid of psychoanalytic theory.

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Author:   Todd McGowan
Publisher:   State University of New York Press
Imprint:   State University of New York Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.236kg
ISBN:  

9780791448748


ISBN 10:   0791448746
Pages:   162
Publication Date:   09 November 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: The Canon Wars and Psychoanalysis 1 The Canonical Unconscious 2 Dispossessing the Self: The Yellow Wall-paper and the Renunciation of Property 3 The Awakening of Desire, or, Why Edna Pontellier Isn't a Man 4 Acting without the Father: Charles Chesnutt's New Aristocrat 5 Liberation and Domination: Their Eyes Were Watching God and the Evolution of Capitalism 6 Agency and the Traumatic Encounter: Politics after Poststructuralism Notes Index

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Americanists who have felt dissatisfied with the limits of the canonicity debate will be happy to find this work. Those interested in the individual artists will also find the readings quite interesting in themselves, but the tie-in to recent psychoanalytic theory will also excite interest. The book will be helpful in African American and women's studies programs that have been warned off of psychoanalytic approaches on the basis of a bad experience with psychoanalytic applications that failed-this 'new' Lacanian one does not fail-to make space for the other subjects (feminine, racial, etc.). - Juliet Flower MacCannell, author of The Hysteric's Guide to the Future Female Subject Very interesting, intriguing, provocative-an outstanding contribution to the fields of the canon debate as well as literary and cultural studies. By opening up the gap of the canonical unconscious, the author attempts to access the multiple voices which have been silenced and repressed by the so-called canonized tradition. Appropriating Lacan and Zdizuek in terms of the ethics of psychoanalysis, the author looks at the canon wars from a fresh intellectual perspective. - Youngmin Kim, Dongguk University, Korea


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Todd McGowan is Assistant Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University.

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