The formation of a feminist counterpublic in the poetics of Lola Lemire Tostevin and Daphne Marlatt
Morton, Stephen (2007) The formation of a feminist counterpublic in the poetics of Lola Lemire Tostevin and Daphne Marlatt. Contemporary Women's Writing, 1, (1-2), 151-170. (doi:10.1093/cww/vpm007).
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In light of Nancy Fraser’s discussion of the formation of feminist counterpublics, this article assesses how Lola Lemire Tostevin and Daphne Marlatt have invented a public language in their writing for articulating the embodied experience of pregnancy. In so doing, I argue that Tostevin and Marlatt not only challenge the exclusion of women’s lives from avant-garde poetics – as diagnosed by Dorothy Lusk in Ogress Oblige – but they also contribute to the formation of a feminist counterpublic for articulating the social, political and physical experience of pregnancy in their writing.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
|Date Deposited:||05 May 2009|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 07:27|
|Contact Email Address:||S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk|
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