Feminist Perspectives                                 CCR 747 ::: S13Sunday, February 24, 13
Hélène CixousSunday, February 24, 13
l’ecriture féminineSunday, February 24, 13
Hélène Cixous                Luce Irigaray                Julia Kristeva                Monique Wittig                Chan...
Sunday, February 24, 13
How does this speak to                   authorship and ownership?Sunday, February 24, 13
Write, let no one hold you back, let nothing stop you:                not man, not the imbecilic capitalist machinery, in ...
maternal body as                          site of authorshipSunday, February 24, 13
authorship as connected                     to bodily fluidsSunday, February 24, 13
cultural myths of                authorship as genderedSunday, February 24, 13
• all writing, to the extent that it materializes, is                     feminine             • or, inversely--but it com...
Flying is woman’s gesture--flying in language and making                it fly. We have all learned the art of flying and its...
Write! and your self-seeking text will know itself better                than flesh and blood, rising, insurrectionary doug...
vitality of exchangeSunday, February 24, 13
... To admit that writing is precisely working (in) the in                between, inspecting the process of the same and ...
Besides, isn’t it evident that the penis gets around in my                texts, that I give it a place and appeal? Of cou...
The new love dares for the other, wants the other,                makes dizzying, precipitous flights between knowledge    ...
white inkSunday, February 24, 13
Andrea LunsfordSunday, February 24, 13
What would a feminist                     approach to textual                    ownership look like?Sunday, February 24, 13
...for a (short) time it seemed to us possible that some                kind of subtle but powerful rebalancing act might ...
Feminism and     - death of the author     - property           (531)Sunday, February 24, 13
3 ways of engagement                                       (533-35)Sunday, February 24, 13
authority situated in connections (539)Sunday, February 24, 13
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  1. 1. Feminist Perspectives CCR 747 ::: S13Sunday, February 24, 13
  2. 2. Hélène CixousSunday, February 24, 13
  3. 3. l’ecriture féminineSunday, February 24, 13
  4. 4. Hélène Cixous Luce Irigaray Julia Kristeva Monique Wittig Chantal Chawaf Catherine ClémentSunday, February 24, 13
  5. 5. Sunday, February 24, 13
  6. 6. How does this speak to authorship and ownership?Sunday, February 24, 13
  7. 7. Write, let no one hold you back, let nothing stop you: not man, not the imbecilic capitalist machinery, in which publishing houses are the crafty, obsequious relayers of imperatives handed down by an economy that works against us and off our backs; and not yourself. Smug- faced readers, managing editors, and big bosses don’t like the true texts of women--female-sexed texts. That kind scares them. (877)Sunday, February 24, 13
  8. 8. maternal body as site of authorshipSunday, February 24, 13
  9. 9. authorship as connected to bodily fluidsSunday, February 24, 13
  10. 10. cultural myths of authorship as genderedSunday, February 24, 13
  11. 11. • all writing, to the extent that it materializes, is feminine • or, inversely--but it comes to the same thing-- that the act of writing is equivalent to masculine masturbation (and so the women who writes cuts herself out a paper penis) • or that writing is bisexual, hence neuter, which again so does away with differentiation. (883)Sunday, February 24, 13
  12. 12. Flying is woman’s gesture--flying in language and making it fly. We have all learned the art of flying and its numerous techniques; for centuries we’ve been able to possess anything only by flying: we’ve lived in flight, stealing away, finding, when desired, narrow passageways, hidden crossovers... They go by, fly the coop, take pleasure in jumbling the order of space, in disorienting it, in changing around the furniture, dislocating things and values, breaking them all up, emptying structures, and turning propriety upside down. (887)Sunday, February 24, 13
  13. 13. Write! and your self-seeking text will know itself better than flesh and blood, rising, insurrectionary dough kneading itself, with sonorous, perfumed ingredients, a lively combination of flying colors, leaves, and rivers plunging into the sea we feed. (889)Sunday, February 24, 13
  14. 14. vitality of exchangeSunday, February 24, 13
  15. 15. ... To admit that writing is precisely working (in) the in between, inspecting the process of the same and of the other without which nothing can live, undoing the work of death--to admit this is first to want the two, as well as both, the ensemble of the one and the other, not fixed in sequences of struggle and expulsion or some other form of death but infinitely dynamized by an incessant process of exchange from one subject to another. A process of different subjects knowing one another and beginning one another anew only from the living boundaries of the other: a multiple and inexhaustible course with millions of encounters and transformations of the same into the other and into the in-between, from which woman takes her forms ... (883, emphasis mine)Sunday, February 24, 13
  16. 16. Besides, isn’t it evident that the penis gets around in my texts, that I give it a place and appeal? Of course I do. I want all. I want all of me with all of him. Why should I deprive myself of a part of us? I want all of us. ... But I do desire the other for the other, whole and entire, male or female; because living means wanting everything that is, everything that lives, and wanting it alive. Castration? Let others toy with it. What’s a desire originating from a lack? A pretty meager desire. (891)Sunday, February 24, 13
  17. 17. The new love dares for the other, wants the other, makes dizzying, precipitous flights between knowledge and invention. The woman arriving over and over again does not stand still; she’s everywhere, she exchanges, she is the desire-that-gives. (893)Sunday, February 24, 13
  18. 18. white inkSunday, February 24, 13
  19. 19. Andrea LunsfordSunday, February 24, 13
  20. 20. What would a feminist approach to textual ownership look like?Sunday, February 24, 13
  21. 21. ...for a (short) time it seemed to us possible that some kind of subtle but powerful rebalancing act might be possible: we would simply work with others to demonstrate the degree to which all discourse is produced socially, and growing recognition of this fact would break the hierarchical binary so firmly entrenched: solitary, original authorship = powerful, privileged, and good; collaborative, shared authorship = “uncreative,” transgressive, and bad, very nearly a “crime” of writing. (530)Sunday, February 24, 13
  22. 22. Feminism and - death of the author - property (531)Sunday, February 24, 13
  23. 23. 3 ways of engagement (533-35)Sunday, February 24, 13
  24. 24. authority situated in connections (539)Sunday, February 24, 13

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