Coming Out of Feminism?
September 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Sexualities without Genders and other Queer Utopias: Biddy Martin.
2. Sexual Traffic: Gayle Rubin (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley).
3. Sissies and Sisters: Gender, Sexuality and the Possibilities of Coalition: William Spurlin (Columbia University).
4. Reflections on Gynophobia: Emily Apter (UCLA).
5. Mother, Can't You See I'm Burning? Between Female Homosexuality and Homosociality in Radclyffe Hall's The Unlit Lamp: Trevor Hope (University of Rochester).
6. Desiring Machines? Queer Re-visions of Feminist Film Theory: Carole-Anne Tyler (University of California, Riverside).
7. André Gide and the Niece's Seduction: Naomi Segal (University of Reading).
8. Savage Nights: Mandy Merck.
9. Coming Out of the Real: Knots and Queries: Elizabeth Wright (Girton College, Cambridge).
Mandy Merck teaches on the Sexual Dissidence MA programme at the University of Sussex. The former series editor of Channel Four Television's 'Out on Tuesday', she is the author of Perversions: Deviant Readings (1993) and After Diana (1998). Her next book is In Your Face: Essays on the Representation of Sex.
Elizabeth Wright is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Criticism: Theory in Practice (1984), Postmodern Brecht: A RePresentation (1989), and the editor of Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary (1992). Her newer books are Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Reappraisal (1998), Speaking Desires Can be Dangerous: Psychoanalysis, Language and Literary Theory (1999) and The Zizek Reader, co-edited with Edmond Wright (1999).
* Brings the reader up to date with the theoretical questions of gender and identity politics.
* The volume's editors are well-known and respected figures in the field. This collection brings together newly-commissioned writings of the leading theorists in the field of feminist studies and lesbian and gay studies.