Rethinking transgression: disgust, affect, and sexuality in Charlotte Roche's 'Wetlands'

Hester, Helen (2014) Rethinking transgression: disgust, affect, and sexuality in Charlotte Roche's 'Wetlands'. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17 (3-4). pp. 240-252. ISSN 1089-4160

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Abstract

This article explores the critical reaction to Charlotte Roche's novel Wetlands, and considers the ways in which this reaction reflects contemporary thinking on sex and transgression. While reviewers position the text as the site of a subversive politics and a specifically sexualized form of affect, much of the affective power of Wetlands lies less in its treatment of sex than in its largely ignored descriptions of the revolting body. Via an analysis of the different forms of affect in operation within Wetlands, this article will explore whether the association of sex with politically charged subversion may now be subsiding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: transgression, pornography, sex, affect, sexuality studies, abjection, disgust
Subjects: Literature
Arts
Depositing User: Helen Hester
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 13:02
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 09:56
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2733

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