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  • Author:
    Valerie Rohy
  • ISBN:
    0801437288
  • ISBN13:
    978-0801437281
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    Cornell University Press; 1 edition (May 5, 2000)
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    208 pages
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Impossible Women fills a critical gap in queer theory by spotlighting representations of lesbian sexuality in. .

Impossible Women fills a critical gap in queer theory by spotlighting representations of lesbian sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature. Reading through the lens of feminist and psychoanalytic theory, Valerie Rohy considers texts by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and Elizabeth Bishop.

Impossible Women is the first book I know that brings lesbian theory to bear on the canonical works of American literature. Finding lesbian sexuality in places we may not have thought to look for it, Rohy's wickedly clever book shows how figures of female perversity haunt our national literature. A thoughtful, articulate, and convincing book. ―Diana Fuss, Princeton University, author of Identification Papers

American Literature 7. (2002) 679-680 Lesbians are "impossible women" because they are unrepresentable, according to Valerie Rohy. And this is how we are represented in American literature: as figures for the impossibility of representation.

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Impossible Women fills a critical gap in queer theory by spotlighting representations of lesbian sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature

Impossible Women fills a critical gap in queer theory by spotlighting representations of lesbian sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature.

Impossible Women: Lesbian Figures and American Literature . Published by: Cornell University Press. In twentieth-century American literature as well, lesbian sexuality is construed as a violation of the conventional narrative teleology that regards a certain closure as the only way to reopen the question of futurity. If The Sun Also Rises aligns lesbianism with the insistence of circular logic and the failure of narrative conclusion,The Blithedale RomanceandThe Bostoniansconstrue the lesbian type as an epistemological problem.

Impossible Women book. Impossible Women: Lesbian Figures & American Literature. 0801437288 (ISBN13: 9780801437281).

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Impossible Women Lesbian Figures and American Literature by Valerie Rohy and Publisher Cornell University Press. Lesbian Figures and American Literature. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781501718755, 1501718754. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780801486388, 0801486386. Publisher: Cornell University Press. Print ISBN: 9780801486388, 0801486386.

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She is the author of Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality (SUNY Press, 2009) and Impossible Women: Lesbian Figures and American Literature (Cornell University Press, 2000). Country of Publication.

Impossible Women fills a critical gap in queer theory by spotlighting representations of lesbian sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature. Reading through the lens of feminist and psychoanalytic theory, Valerie Rohy considers texts by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and Elizabeth Bishop.Addressing American ideologies of reproduction and representation, Impossible Women suggests that lesbian figures are made to symbolize both the unrepresentable and the failures of meaning inherent in language. Rohy traces the ways lesbian sexuality―relegated to the domain of the ineffable, yet endlessly subject to inscription―appears in tropes of transference and displacement, the disembodied voice, repetition-compulsion, and the uncanny. Impossible Women also asks what cultural work such figures perform, locating lesbian desire in American literary history and engaging issues of genre and narrative, social formations such as the rhetoric of the "New Woman," and intersections of racism, sexism, and homophobia.