Written on the Body | Critical Essay by Andrea L. Harris

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Written on the Body.
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Critical Essay by Andrea L. Harris

SOURCE: Harris, Andrea L. “A Feminist Ethics of Love: Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body.” In Other Sexes: Rewriting Difference from Woolf to Winterson, pp. 129–47. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000.

In the following essay, Harris draws upon the feminist theory of Luce Irigaray to examine transpersonal aspects of sexual difference and Winterson's subversion of gendered language and narrative subjectivity in Written on the Body.

I will explore you and mine you and you will redraw me according to your will. We shall cross one another's boundaries and make ourselves one nation.

—Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

How can I say “you,” when you are always other? How can I speak to you? You remain in flux, never congealing or solidifying. What will make that...

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