Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes (Re-Reading the

Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes positive factors the paintings of feminist students who're centrally engaged with Hobbes’s principles and texts and who view Hobbes as an enormous touchstone in sleek political idea. Bringing jointly students from the disciplines of philosophy, historical past, political concept, and English literature who embody various theoretical and philosophical techniques and a number of feminist views, this interdisciplinary assortment goals to entice an viewers of Hobbes students and nonspecialists alike.
As a theorist whose trademark is a compelling argument for absolute sovereignty, Hobbes could seem firstly to have little to supply twenty-first-century feminist suggestion. but, because the individuals to this assortment show, Hobbesian political concept offers fertile floor for feminist inquiry. certainly, in enticing Hobbes, feminist thought engages with what's probably the clearest and so much influential articulation of the foundational techniques and concepts linked to modernity: freedom, equality, human nature, authority, consent, coercion, political legal responsibility, and citizenship.
Aside from the editors, the members are Joanne Boucher, Karen Detlefsen, Karen eco-friendly, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Jane S. Jaquette, S. A. Lloyd, Su Fang Ng, Carole Pateman, Gordon Schochet, Quentin Skinner, and Susanne Sreedhar.

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Whitlock, Gillian (1987) ‘“Everything is Out of Place”: Radclyffe Hall and the Lesbian Literary Tradition’, Feminist Studies, 13, 3: 555–82. Wittig, Monique (1992) The Straight Mind. : Beacon Press. 18 2 THE ‘CUNNING LINGUA’ OF DESIRE Bodies-language and perverse performativity Dianne Chisholm Reading Mary Fallon’s Working Hot (1989) affects me erotically, moves me bodily, makes me hot. And it stirs me to wonder at the ars erotica which she foregrounds in a Brechtian manner as the labour and machinery of her fictotheatre.

209). In a related gesture, Fallon figures homo-erotic exchange in a language which never forgets its lips. But Fallon’s is perhaps a more radical gesture of speaking which consumes its own subject. In cunning lingua, language is devoured as well as exchanged, expressing and exciting an abundance of sexual appetite: interlocutors stuff each other’s mouths and cunts with arousing tongue-twisters ‘until we/were no longer just I and I’ (1989: 51). : 43) in which language is ‘desubjectivized’.

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