publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Gender in Winterson's Sexing the Cherry

Paul Kintzele;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2010
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In his article "Gender in Winterson's Sexing the Cherry" Paul Kintzele examines the ways in which Jeanette Winterson's 1989 novel explores and critiques aspects of gender and sexuality. While acknowledging the importance of the performance theory of gender that derives from the work of Judith Butler, Kintzele contends that such an approach must be complemented with a psychoanalytic approach that insists on a particular distinction between sex and gender. Although some scholars map the sex/gender distinction onto the perennial nature/nurture binary and thus reduce sex to biology or anatomy, scholars of psychoanalysis such as Joan Copjec and Charles Shepherdson, r...
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free text keywords: Jeanette Winterson, gender, sexuality, performativity, psychoanalysis, feminist studies, gender studies, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Critical and Cultural Studies, Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Human sexuality, Sociology, Sexing
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