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English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
Straus, Barrie Ruth,
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At the intersection between the notions of gender and sexuality there lies a proliferation of cultural discourses which seek to domesticate and normalize both the "human" and the bodies that are collected together under this designation. The texts of Kathy Acker work performatively to deconstruct the discourses which regulate the gendered body within the socius. Through an examination of Pussy, King of the Pirates, Don Quixote which was dream, Empire of the Senseless, and Blood and Guts in High School, the politics of the abject body can be understood as a radical reconfiguration of the "subject" and its embodiment within the gendered histories of the "human." Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0351. Adviser: Barrie Ruth Straus. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.
Foster, Wendy Christine., "Deconstructing the gendered body: Fragmentation and subjectivity in the texts of Kathy Acker." (1998). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1610.