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 happen taking place for pretty much 2 full decades now; but there seems to be up to now no opinion in regards to the worth 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 perhaps not preclude the chance of feminine fetishism (133), “indecidability” has characterized just about any try to theorize that training. Naomi Schor’s very early suspicion that feminine fetishism may be just the “latest and a lot of subdued type of penis envy” (371) continues to haunt efforts to delimit an especially feminine manifestation of a perversion commonly grasped, 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 concerning the topic, and none have actually dispelled totally the shadow of this inaugural question. Continue reading “A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels”