Atl Theory Club: I Love Dick + The Laugh Of The Medusa

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ATL Theory Club will host a pair of readings for the summer, with a discussion on August 1st (at Murmur). Facilitated by Jess Bernhart!

I Love Dick is a novel by American artist and author Chris Kraus. Published by Semiotext(e) in 1997, I Love Dick merges fiction and memoir formats, to explore the writer's psycho-sexual obsession with the eponymous "Dick," a media theorist and sociologist whose last name is never given over the course of the text, despite other art world personalities appearing as themselves. Critics heralded it as both "radical" and "gossipy," and the book continues to be an interdisciplinary point of reference for writers, artists, art historians, and theoreticians alike. The book announced Kraus' particular brand of "confessional literature" that she herself described as "lonely girl phenomenology."

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Dick-Semiotext-Native-Agents/dp/1584350342

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Hélène Cixous, in “The Laugh of the Medusa,” advocates new ways of thinking and writing about women and literature. The essay has become a staple of feminist criticism because of its incisive critique of patriarchal politics, its endorsement of a feminist philosophy that is grounded in poststructuralism and psychoanalytic theory, and its modeling or representation of the possibilities of écriture féminine (“feminine writing”)—what Cixous calls white ink. “The Laugh of the Medusa” is also a call to arms, urging women to reclaim their bodies and, by extension, their desires and identities through writing.

https://artandobjecthood.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/cixous_the_laugh_of_the_medusa.pdf
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