I know nothing.
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . ' New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.
ANGELA CARTER , THE PASSION OF NEW EVE If , as Zipes and others have
noted , fairy tales originally emerged not only from the socioeconomic
circumstances of the “ folk ” but simultaneously from their “ wish fulfilment and
Author: Nancy A. Walker
Publisher: University of Texas Press
For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
7 THE FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGIST AND THE PASSION ( S ) OF NEW EVE
This essay is an anthropologist's look at the writings of a novelist . It is one
producer of fictions ' examination of the manner in which the fictions of another
Author: Henrietta L. Moore
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of ""persons"" or ""selves"" cross-culturally. The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology. By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.
The last scenes of the story are permeated with pain but also with the dismal
ennui that comes from recognition: here ... In The Passion of New Eve (1977)
woman is born out of a man's body once again, as in the Genesis story–an
allegory of ...
Author: Lorna Sage
Publisher: Writers and Their Work (Paperb
Although much of Carter's work is considered part of the contemporary canon, its true strangeness is still only partially understood. Lorna Sage argues that one key to a better understanding of Carter's writings is the extraordinary intelligence with which she read the cultural signs of our times. From structuralism and the study of folk tales in the 1960s to fairy stories, gender politics and the theoretical 'pleasure of the text', which she makes so real in her writing. Carter legitimised the life of fantasy and celebrated the fertility of the female imagination more than any other writer. Lorna Sage's authoritative study explores the roots of Carter's originality, covering all her novels as well as some short stories and non-fiction.
The. Passion. of. New. Eve. and. the. Cinema: Hysteria,. Spectacle,. Masquerade.
HELEN STODDART With the circus and the cinema, we have moved into the
institutionalisation of hysteria: spectacle cashing in on the exchange of money.
Author: Fred Botting
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.
the half human / half gorilla title figure Gor to find social identity at the end of the
novel within an urban guerrilla ... most spectacularly explored the implications
and the crossing of gender boundaries in her novels The Passion of New Eve ...
Author: Beate Neumeier
This volume assembles critical essays on, and excerpts from, works of contemporary women writers in Britain. Its focus is the interaction of aesthetic play and ethical commitment in the fictional work of women writers whose interest in testing and transgressing textual boundaries is rooted in a specific awareness of a gendered multicultural reality. This position calls for a distinctly critical impetus of their writing involving the interaction of the political and the literary as expressed in innovative combinations of realist and postmodern techniques in works by A. S. Byatt, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Penelope Lively, Sara Maitland, Suniti Namjoshi, Ravinder Randhawa, Joan Riley, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson. All contributions to this volume address aspects of these writers' positions and techniques with a clear focus on their interest in transgressing boundaries of genre, gender and (post)colonial identity. The special quality of these interpretations, first given in the presence of writers at a symposium in Potsdam, derives from the creative and prosperous interactions between authors and critics. The volume concludes with excerpts from the works of the participating writers which exemplify the range of concrete concerns and technical accomplisments discussed in the essays. They are taken from fictional works by Debjani Chatterjee, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Sara Maitland, and Ravinder Randhawa. They also include the creative interactions of Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe in their joint writing and Paul Magrs' critical engagement with Sara Maitland.
Lucie Armitt , in Theorising the Fantastic , compares Carroll ' s texts with Angela
Carter ' s The Passion of New Eve , which contain ' a shared quest which openly
seeks out the power of the metamorphic as an exploration into fantastic new ...
Author: Joanne Benford
As with the relationship between any two cultural areas, the flow of ideas between science and science fiction is two-way. An exchange of knowledge and perspectives exists, fed by the concerns of society at large. This book explores the dialogues that take place between science fiction and the postmodern world, and what effects these have had on identity. I take the science fiction novel to be the paradigmatic form of postmodernism. Instead of presenting a truth with possible explanations between which it may be impossible to choose, the science fiction novel presents possible worlds. The 'stuff' of fiction, the 'human condition', is framed by unusual worlds which in turn create surprising dilemmas with which the characters must cope. It is this question of possible worlds, exploring how they relate to temporality in postmodern fiction, linking to ideas of hyperspace, and finally to my discussion of the postmodern city and the notion of the wildzone.
After showing how this network of symbols functions in Carter's critique of both
surrealism and psychoanalysis, Chapter 4, “The Oedipal Chiasmus: The Infernal
Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman and The Passion of New Eve,” goes even ...
Author: Scott Dimovitz
Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's private life and her public writing. He begins with Carter's assertion that it was through her "sexual and emotional life" that she was radicalized, drawing extensively on the British Library's recently archived collection of Carter's private papers, journals, and letters to show how that radicalization happened and what it meant both for her worldview and for her writings. Through close textual analysis and a detailed study of her papers, Dimovitz analyzes the ways in which this second-wave feminist's explorations of sexuality merged with her investigations into surrealism and psychoanalysis, an engagement that ultimately led to the explosively surreal allegories of Carter's later, more complex, and more accomplished work. His study not only offers a new way to view Carter's oeuvre, but also makes the case for the importance of Angela Carter's vision in understanding the transformations in feminist thinking from the postwar to the postfeminist generation.
This will provide a framework for critical analysis of Angela Carter ' s The Passion
of New Eve ( 1977 ) , published during the decade in which , according to
Eagleton , feminists and film theorists desert political urgencies to dwell on
Author: Deborah Cartmell
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Sisterhoods concentrates on portrayals of female relationships - communities, friends, lovers, sisters, daughters, mothers and enemies - and examines the positioning of the subject in different media for both male and female consumption.
Gender Metamorphosis in Angela Carter ' s The Passion of New Eve and Lois
Gould ' s A Sea Change , ” Tulsa Studies in Women ' s Litèrature 21 , no . 1 (
1993 ) : 103 – 18 . ) 37 . Haffenden , Novelists in Interview , 86 . Carter also says ,
“ I ...
Author: Lindsey Tucker
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
This book offers essays on the short stories, novels and general writings of Angela Carter to examine her philosophy and style with a biographical introduction.
Lessing's ' new ' language with its mixture of autobiography , sermons and
multivocal characterisation is a major part of her ... The passion of new Eve
parodies matriarchy and The Sadeian woman ( 1979 ) wryly claims that ' the
Author: Maggie Humm
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The diversity , the not - quite - rightness , seems appropriate , a comic cultural
history . The trend seems to be towards faces , so I would have put some
Hollywood image , Greta Garbo probably , on the new cover of The Passion of
New Eve ; or ...
Author: Judy Simons
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
A collection of essays bringing together views from women who make literature their business. Taken as a whole, the essays form a dialogue between authors, editors, critics and teachers of literature, thus illuminating the debate about women, writing and the market-place.
Ricarda Schmidt , “ The Journey of the Subject in Angela Carter ' s Fiction , ” TexP
3 ( Spring 1989 ) : 56 – 75 . ... The Passion of New Eve Heather Johnson , “
Textualizing the Double - Gendered Body : Forms of the Grotesque in The
Author: Lynn Beene
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
An unannotated bibliography of criticism, mostly journal articles, of prose written during the past two centuries by selected authors either from Britain or clearly part of British culture, including Scot Walter Scott, New Zealander Katherine Mansfield, and Canadian Margaret Atwood. The works cited range from contemporary professional reviews to semiotic interpretations, from New Critical approaches to new historicist readings, from linguistic subtleties to cross-cultural estimations. The arrangement descends from prose author, to title of work, and finally critic. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR