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God Between Their Lips: Desire Between Women in Irigaray, Bronte, and Eliot

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This book encompasses aspects of feminist theory, post-structuralist materialisms, Victorian essays, and two prominent nineteenth-century women's novels (Villette and Middlemarch) to explore desire between women as a form of what the author calls 'spiritual materialism'. By engaging specific texts by Irigary, Brontë, and Eliot, the author explores a surprising homology that makes materialism a hidden God. That is to say, post-structuralist feminists are caught on the horns of Victorians' obsession: how to chart channels between realms commonly considered approachable and those considered finally inaccessible.

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Connecting the cultural domains of religion, sex, and work, this book encompasses aspects of feminist theory, post-structuralist materialisms, Victorian thought, and two prominent 19th-century women's novels (Charlotte Brontë's Villette and George Eliot's Middlemarch)—to understand desire between women as a form of "spiritual materialism."

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This book explores desire between women as a form of "spiritual materialism" in writings by Luce Irigaray, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot. To begin with the study's underlying paradox, "spiritual materialism": the author wishes to understand why the act of grasping materialities—a sob in the body or the body itself—has so often required a spiritual discourse; why materialism, as a way of naming matter-on-its-own-terms, and material relations that still lie submerged, hidden from view, evoke the shadowy forms we call "spiritual."

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The author explores desire between women as 'spiritual materialism' in the works of Irigaray, Bront

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Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: 1. Bodies and God: post-structuralist feminists return to the fold of spiritual materialism; 2. Divine loss: Irigaray's erotics of a feminine fracture; 3. Lacking/labor; Part II: 4. Recollecting Charlotte Brontë; 5. Working for God autoerotically: approaching the bridegroom without a(r)rival in Brontë's Villette; 6. Recognizing George Eliot; 7. At home with desire: the domestication of St. Theresa in Eliot's Middlemarch; Postlude; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804723442
Author:
Stockton, Kathryn Bond
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Stockton, Kathryn
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.99x6.03x.69 in. .93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Connecting the cultural domains of religion, sex, and work, this book encompasses aspects of feminist theory, post-structuralist materialisms, Victorian thought, and two prominent 19th-century women's novels (Charlotte Brontë's Villette and George Eliot's Middlemarch)—to understand desire between women as a form of "spiritual materialism."
"Synopsis" by ,
This book explores desire between women as a form of "spiritual materialism" in writings by Luce Irigaray, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot. To begin with the study's underlying paradox, "spiritual materialism": the author wishes to understand why the act of grasping materialities—a sob in the body or the body itself—has so often required a spiritual discourse; why materialism, as a way of naming matter-on-its-own-terms, and material relations that still lie submerged, hidden from view, evoke the shadowy forms we call "spiritual."
"Synopsis" by , The author explores desire between women as 'spiritual materialism' in the works of Irigaray, Bront
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