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Feministing Reads: Idra Novey’s Ways to Disappear

The “death of the author” has long been the subject of endless debate—at least in circles run by literary critics. Whether or not the author is actually dead, the debate goes, should the author’s original intent matter to a critic’s interpretation?

The “death of the author” has long been the subject of endless debate—at least in circles run by literary critics. Whether or not the author is actually dead, the debate goes, should the author’s original intent matter ...

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Feministing Reads: Elissa Shevinsky’s Lean Out

What difference would it make to our tech industry if its underrepresented members leaned in or leaned out? After reading the recent collection of essays on the topic from OR Books, I wasn’t so sure.

What difference would it make to our tech industry if its underrepresented members leaned in or leaned out? After reading the recent collection of essays on the topic from OR Books, I wasn’t so sure.

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Feministing Reads: You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

“It’s bad luck to compare hands.” This is what the nurse Alma tells her patient, the actress Elizabeth Vogler, after she grabs her hand at the start of Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film Persona.

“It’s bad luck to compare hands.” This is what the nurse Alma tells her patient, the actress Elizabeth Vogler, after she grabs her hand at the start of Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film Persona.

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

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