Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory
- List Price: $22.50
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
- Publish date: 02/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780791436097
- ISBN10: 0791436098
Throughout this book, the work of Julia Kristeva, Kaja Silverman, Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, and Slavoj Zizek is examined. One of the central concerns is the way that different psychoanalytic and feminist theories tend to equate the Real and the unconscious with the feminine. This feminization of the Real tends to block the awareness of the bisexual nature of the unconscious. In order to return to Freud's fundamental theory of polyvalent sexuality, recent notions of queer sexuality and textuality are explored. This book extends psychoanalytic theory by incorporating new feminist and queer conceptions of sexuality and representation.