'His peremptory prick': the failure of the phallic in Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve

Charnock, Ruth (2015) 'His peremptory prick': the failure of the phallic in Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve. In: Patriarchal moments: reading patriarchal texts. Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought . Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781474237987, 9781472589156

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Abstract

Patriarchalism is omnipresent in Western culture and it pervades the texts that have shaped this culture. From the creation story in the Bible to the ancient authors, from the Church fathers to the treatises of Enlightenment philosophers, right up to modern fiction, male authority over women, children and other dependents has shaped the nature of human relationships and the discourses about these relationships.

This collection of short essays offers fresh and novel readings of key texts in the history of patriarchalism as a concept of power. The texts selected are from political, religious and literary works and together the readings add new insights to a debate that has never gone uncontested, yet is unlikely to disappear soon. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/patriarchal-moments-9781474237987/#sthash.z5ESXVHh.dpuf

Keywords:second-wave feminism, patriarchy, Angela Carter, English Literature
Subjects:L Social studies > L216 Feminism
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T700 American studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:17083
Deposited On:12 Apr 2015 10:45

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