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Title
Performing Butler? Rebecca Brown's literary supplements to Judith Butler's theory of gender performativity
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Abstract
This essay approaches the oeuvre of the contemporary American author Rebecca Brown as an illuminating fictional exploration of Judith Butler's theory of gender performativity. Brown's work defamiliarizes characters' acquisition of gender and sexuality while also showing some of the culturally specific limits to Butler's theory. Besides being performative, sexual identities are especially relational for Brown. Thus she avoids, as Butler cannot, the misrecognition of femmes' rebelliousness in schemes of performativity or, somewhat less overtly, the limited range of choice in terms of performance for lesbians of color.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Critique : studies in contemporary fiction. - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2013
ISSN
0011-1619
Volume/pages
54:3(2013), p. 292-307
ISI
000319378800005
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Creation 30.05.2013
Last edited 03.05.2017
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