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In: Philosophie des Abschieds
In: Philosophie des Abschieds
In: Entanglements and Weavings: Diffractive Approaches to Gender and Love
In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory
In: Time’s Causal Power
In: The Horizons of Being
In: To Understand What Is Happening. Essays on Historicity
In: Blurred: Selves Made and Selves Making
In: Disintegration: Bad Love, Collective Suicide, and the Idols of Imperial Twilight

Abstract

This chapter engages Angela Carter with new feminist thought, paying close attention to her creation of nomadic subjectivities in The Passion of New Eve. Carter’s novel explores the possibilities offered by “becoming-minority/ nomad/ molecular/ bodies-without-organs/ woman” (, 192) revealed in love. Going beyond questions of desire and pleasure in her examination of love, Carter suggests that equitable love is possible only when gender is imagined differently. This must involve a radical re-thinking of the subject, and subjectivity, from one that is unitary and fully known, to one that is never fully known, existing always as potential, and revealed only in relation to others, but also as a relation to others.

In: Entanglements and Weavings: Diffractive Approaches to Gender and Love