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The Resource Kathy Acker : punk writer, Margaret Henderson, (electronic resource)

Kathy Acker : punk writer, Margaret Henderson, (electronic resource)

Label
Kathy Acker : punk writer
Title
Kathy Acker
Title remainder
punk writer
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Henderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This project is a feminist study of the idiosyncratic oeuvre of Kathy Acker and how her unique art and politics, located at the explosive intersection of punk, postmodernism and feminism, critiques and exemplifies late twentieth-century capitalism. There is no female or feminist writer like Kathy Acker (and probably no male either). Her body of work-nine novels, novellas, essays, reviews, poetry, and film scripts, published in a period spanning the 1970s to the mid-1990s-is the most developed body of contemporary feminist postmodernist work and of the punk aesthetic in a literary form. Twenty years after her death, Kathy Acker: Punk Writer gives a detailed and comprehensive analysis of how Acker melds the philosophy and poetics of the European avant-garde with the vernacular and ethos of her punk subculture to voice an idiosyncratic feminist radical politics in literary form: a punk feminism. With its aesthetics of shock, transgression, parody, Debordian détournement, caricature, and montage, her oeuvre reimagines the fin-de-siècle United States as a schlock horror film for her punk girl protagonist: Acker's cipher for herself and other rebellious and nonconformist women. This approach will allow the reader to more fully understand Acker, as a writer who inhabits an explosive and creative nexus of contemporary women's writing, punk culture, and punk feminism's reimagining of late capitalism. This vital work will be an important text at both undergraduate and graduate levels in Gender and Women's Studies, Postmodern Studies and twentieth-century American literature. Margaret"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henderson, Margaret A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acker, Kathy
  • Feminist fiction, American
  • Experimental fiction, American
  • Punk culture in literature
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Feminism in literature
Label
Kathy Acker : punk writer, Margaret Henderson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The fin-de-siècle punk writer : the sense and non-sense of revolt -- Contexts and configurations of Acker. Punk times : the scenes and sounds of punk writing -- The punk writer emerges : from counterculture to punk culture -- The punk intellectual : repossessing the European avant-garde -- The punk feminist novelist : making the novel of cruelty and excess -- Acker's punk tropology. Heterosexual desire : Blood and guts in high school (1978) -- The family : Great expectations (1982) -- The polity : Don Quixote : which was a dream (1986) -- The economy : Empire of the senseless (1988) -- Conclusion: What Kathy did
Control code
ssj0002486920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781351585071
Lccn
2020031272
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002486920
Label
Kathy Acker : punk writer, Margaret Henderson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The fin-de-siècle punk writer : the sense and non-sense of revolt -- Contexts and configurations of Acker. Punk times : the scenes and sounds of punk writing -- The punk writer emerges : from counterculture to punk culture -- The punk intellectual : repossessing the European avant-garde -- The punk feminist novelist : making the novel of cruelty and excess -- Acker's punk tropology. Heterosexual desire : Blood and guts in high school (1978) -- The family : Great expectations (1982) -- The polity : Don Quixote : which was a dream (1986) -- The economy : Empire of the senseless (1988) -- Conclusion: What Kathy did
Control code
ssj0002486920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781351585071
Lccn
2020031272
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002486920

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