Through readings of an array of recent texts - literary and popular, fictional and auto fictional, realist and experimental - this book maps out a contemporary, Western, shame culture. It unpicks the complex triangulation of shame, gender and writing, and intervenes forcefully in feminist and queer debates of the last three decades. Starting from the premise that shame cannot be overcome or abandoned, and that femininity and shame are utterly and necessarily imbricated, Writing Shame examines writing that explores and inhabits this state of shame, considering the dissonant effects of such explorations on and beyond the page.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||294|
|ISBN (Print)||9781474461849, 978-7016229397|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jan 2020|