Lies Before Our Eyes: The Denial of Gender from the Bible to Shakespeare and Beyond
By: Karen Love (author)Paperback
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Have we ever "really" believed in gender? Is there any evidence that we have resisted, rejected, and denied the division of human beings into male and female ? Both our charter narratives and popular media murmur a persistent -no-. The theories of Luce Irigaray, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Roland Barthes, when applied to works as varied as Bible stories, parables, nursery rhymes, Greek myths and drama, Shakespeare s plays, and contemporary film reveal a new character the transcengenderist mucosa. The transcengenderist mucosa an original metaphor derived from our own deep physical structures: our permeable cellular membranes deconstructs the equilibrium of binary gender transcends male and female by being, simultaneously, both and neither. Through the agency of the transcengenderist mucosa, who operates in the liminal space between male and female, we recognize that gender does not exist in reality, and that the violence and destruction inherent in the binary definition of gender can be transcended."
The Author: Karen Love lectures in Media Culture, Women s Studies, and Communications and is the Programme Manager for Digital Media at the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill, New Zealand. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999, and has published in both literature and management communications."
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