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 have already been taking place for pretty much 2 full decades now; but there is apparently up to now no opinion concerning the worth of claiming this practice that is particular feminist politics.

Ever since Sarah Kofman’s recommendation that a Derridean reading of Freud’s 1927 essay could maybe maybe not preclude the chance of feminine fetishism (133), “indecidability” has characterized nearly all try to theorize that training. Naomi Schor’s early suspicion that feminine fetishism could be only the “latest and a lot of delicate kind of penis envy” (371) continues to haunt efforts to delimit an especially feminine manifestation of the perversion commonly recognized, in psychoanalytic terms, become reserved for men. Subsequent attempts to “feminize” the fetish by Elizabeth Grosz, Emily Apter, and Teresa de Lauretis have actually reiterated Schor’s doubt in regards to the subject, and none have actually dispelled completely the shadow of the inaugural doubt. Continue reading “A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels”