On Spiders, Cyborgs, and Being Scared: The Feminine and the Sublime

Manchester University Press (2001)
This innovative book explores one of the most important concepts in contemporary cultural debates: the sublime. Joanna Zylinska looks at the consequences of feminism and its rethinking of sexual differences, and how it has led to the sublime tradition. She argues that what is generally considered aesthetics can now be more productive thought of in terms of ethics instead. Looking at a range of diverse discourses—Orlan's carnal art, philosophies of the everyday, the French feminism of Cixous and Irigaray, and the gender theory of Judith Butler—Zylinska intertwines the boundaries of cultural theory and textual practice to produce an ethics of the feminine sublime.
Keywords Sublime, The  Feminist theory
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Call number BH301.S7.Z95 2001
ISBN(s) 0719058236   9780719058233
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