on 22/8/01 8:44 PM, Candice Ward at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> I know what you mean about the theory trends as reflected in titles with
> "body"/"bodies": before that it was "desire" in every title (and an
> unsatisfying read to follow in many cases!). Still earlier, I overheard one
> of the Duke English Dept. old guard muttering to himself as he tottered down
> the corridor: "Everywhere you go, it's nothing but lesbian, lesbian,
> lesbian." And in the mid-'80s, while attending a conference and listening to
> a paper by a very well-known film theorist sporting a Marlene Dietrich
> hairdo and a silver-lame dress, a friend sitting next to me leaned over and
> whispered, "If she says 'gaze' ONE more time...." It's the fashionableness
> that's annoying, isn't it--not the theory per se?
yeah, I remember there were an awful lot of 'sites' around at one time, many
of them 'contested'. made me feel a bit 'trangressive' after a while.
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