The Feminine No!: Psychoanalysis and the New Canon

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Attempts to understand recent changes in the canon of American literature through the aid of psychoanalytic theory.
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McGowan (English, Southwest Texas State U.), using the psychonalytical approaches of Lacan and Zizek, offers a new approach to understanding the recent, and often controversial, changes in the western literary canon. He ties four works newly incorporated into the canon<-- >Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper", Kate Chopin's , Charles Chesnutt's , and Zora Neale Hurston's <-->to non- literary changes in the world at large, including, among others, globalization, consumerism, and poststructuralist political identity in capitalist society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Americanists who have felt dissatisfied with the limits of the canonicity debate will be happy to find this work. Those interested in the individual artists will also find the readings quite interesting in themselves, but the tie-in to recent psychoanalytic theory will also excite interest. The book will be helpful in African American and women's studies programs that have been warned off of psychoanalytic approaches on the basis of a bad experience with psychoanalytic applications that failed-this 'new' Lacanian one does not fail-to make space for the other subjects (feminine, racial, etc.).— Juliet Flower MacCannell, author of The Hysteric's Guide to the Future Female Subject

"Very interesting, intriguing, provocative-an outstanding contribution to the fields of the canon debate as well as literary and cultural studies. By opening up the gap of the canonical unconscious, the author attempts to access the multiple voices which have been silenced and repressed by the so-called canonized tradition. Appropriating Lacan and Zoizûek in terms of the ethics of psychoanalysis, the author looks at the canon wars from a fresh intellectual perspective."— Youngmin Kim, Dongguk University, Korea"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791448748
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd McGowan is Assistant Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Canon Wars and Psychoanalysis

1 The Canonical Unconscious

2 Dispossessing the Self: “The Yellow Wall-paper” and the Renunciation of Property

3 The Awakening of Desire, or, Why Edna Pontellier Isn't a Man

4 Acting without the Father: Charles Chesnutt's New Aristocrat

5 Liberation and Domination: Their Eyes Were Watching God and the Evolution of Capitalism

6 Agency and the Traumatic Encounter: Politics after Poststructuralism


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