Sinuosities, Lesbian Poetic Politics

Sinuosities, Lesbian Poetic Politics

Jeffner Allen
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 01/22/1996
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21046-3
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Allen’s work is virtually unique among American writers. It illustrates a deep knowledge of the issues raised by the postmodernists, yet she does not succumb to the playing field, constructing instead her own philosophical direction and aesthetic." —Sarah Hoagland

Jeffner Allen shapes a poetic politics that transforms textual and everyday realities. The surprising, resilient, and transformative windings of lesbian writing and lesbian lives—a poetics of sinuous movement, the turning of women to women—informs these reflections.

Author Bio

JEFFNER ALLEN is Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton and author of reverberations across the shimmering CASCADAS.

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““Allen’s work is virtually unique among American writers. It illustrates a deep knowledge of the issues raised by the postmodernists, yet she does not succumb to the playing field, constructing instead her own philosophical direction and aesthetic.” —Sarah Hoagland Jeffner Allen shapes a poetic politics that transforms textual and everyday realities. The surprising, resilient, and transformative windings of lesbian writing and lesbian lives—a poetics of sinuous movement, the turning of women to women—informs these reflections.”

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
sinuosities

An Introduction to Patriarchal Existentialism,
A Proposal for a Way Out of Existential Patriarchy

Motherhood, THe Annihilation of Women

Women and Food, Feeding Ourselves

Lesbian Economics

The Economy of the Body in a Post-Nietzschean Era

Women Who Beget Women Must Thwart Major Sophisms

Poetic Politics, How the Amazons Took the Acropolis

a response to a letter from Peg Simons, December 1993

to trust, to befriend, her

Notes

Index