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Author Stockton, Kathryn Bond, 1958-

Title God between their lips : desire between women in Irigaray, Brontë, and Eliot / Kathryn Bond Stockton.

Publication Info. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  823.809 S866G    Check Shelf
Description xxiii, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.
Contents Bodies and God : post-structuralist feminists return to the fold of spiritual materialism -- Divine loss : Irigaray's erotics of a feminine fracture -- Lacking/labor -- Recollecting Charlotte Brontë -- Working for God autoerotically : approaching the bridegroom without a(r)rival in Brontë's Villette -- Recognizing George Eliot -- At home with desire : the domestication of St. Theresa in Eliot's Middlemarch.
Summary Publisher description: This work 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 Irigaray, 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.
Subject English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Characters -- Women.
Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Characters -- Women.
Erotic stories -- History and criticism.
Irigaray, Luce.
Lesbians in literature.
Desire in literature.
ISBN 0804723125: $32.50
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