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Description - The Formation of 20th-Century Queer Autobiography by G. Johnston

In their literary autobiographies, modernists Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) challenge the scientific figures of the perverse lesbian, particularly those promulgated by Havelock Ellis and Sigmund Freud. By multiplying their 'I's, manipulating subject and object divisions, undermining boundaries between writer and audience, and using repetition to code erotic moments, these writers queer the terms of autobiography. That queering requires understanding autobiography as more institutional than introspective, and the autobiographies themselves question the very theories that determine them: theories of lesbianism, female development, and memory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403976185
ISBN-10: 140397618X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 203
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - G. Johnston

GEORGIA JOHNSTON is an Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at Saint Louis University, USA.