Jeanette Winterson's Lighthousekeeping and the Queer Uncanny

Jenzen, Olu (2007) Jeanette Winterson's Lighthousekeeping and the Queer Uncanny In: Sönmez, M. J-M and Baskan, F.B, eds. Jeanette Winterson and Her Work. The 14th METU Novelists Conference Proceedings. British Novelists Series . METU, Ankara, pp. 179-186. ISBN 978-9944-0851-0-6

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Abstract

This essay considers the relation between the queer and the uncanny, and in particular the uncanny as it functions in relation to the postmodern writings of Jeanette Winterson. In view of current criticism suggesting that a lesbian feminist reading of Winterson’s more recent writings is increasingly difficult to sustain, the essay explores how a conception of the relation between the uncanny and the queer may facilitate new readings of Winterson’s less programmatic texts, focusing mainly on her 2004 novel Lighthousekeeping.

Item Type:Chapter in book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jeanette Winterson; the uncanny; doppelganger; queer temporality; space; heteronormativity as reality principle
Subjects:Q000 Languages and Literature - Linguistics and related subjects > Q300 English studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
ID Code:8830
Deposited By:Olu Jenzen
Deposited On:15 Jul 2011 09:24
Last Modified:15 Jul 2011 09:24

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