publication . Article . 2013

“There is nothing better than a theory”: A few remarks on the theoretical practice of contemporary avantgarde women writers (Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino, Carla Harryman)

Małgorzata Myk;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Praktyka Teoretyczna (issn: 2081-8130, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Abstract
<p>The essay discusses theoretical practices of three major American<br />experimental women writers associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets Lyn<br />Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino, and Carla Harryman, who played a crucial role in shaping<br />the present-day critical and theoretical literary debate regarding the status of formally<br />radical literature engaged in questions of feminist epistemology and written by<br />women. Devoted to language and its ideological dimension, their work is based on<br />a wager that poetic practice is a socially engaged strategy of intervention (Harryman),<br />and as such functions as a language-oriented feminist epistemology. Hejin...
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free text keywords: polityka reprezentacji, pisarstwo eksperymentalne kobiet, utwór nie/narracyjny, hybrydyczność, pisarstwo cyborgiczne, Social Sciences, H
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