TECHNOLOGIES OF GENDER
ESSAYS ON THEORY, FILM, AND FICTION
DE LAURETIS, TERESA
This collection of essays examines the feminist perspective in relation to specific works of literature, criticism and film. In some of the essays the author looks at a novel or film through theory, taking a particular issue or assumption in theoretical discourse as a magnifying glass in order to refocus the reading around questions of gender representation. In other works, the reading of a fictional, cinematic or critical text provides the occasion to articulate a theoretical problem or to engage in a current criticial debate about feminism and the limitations of "sexual difference". Her book is aimed at every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment. Teresa de Lauretis is the author of other feminist studies including "Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema" and is the editor of "Feminist Studies/Criticial Studies".