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Contents List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgements x List of Contributors xi Foreword xiv PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1 Introduction to the Collection Margaret Sönser Breen 3 2 'There is a Person Here': An Interview with Judith Butler Warren J. Blumenfeld and Margaret Sönser Breen, with Susanne Baer, Robert Alan Brookey, Lynda Hall, Vicki Kirby, Diane Helene Miller, Robert Shail, and Natalie Wilson 7 3 Becoming Butlerian: On the Discursive Limits (and Potentials) of Gender Trouble Frederick Roden 25 PART 2: LANGUAGE, MELANCHOLIA, AND SUBJECTIVITY 4 When All That is Solid Melts into Language Vicki Kirby 39 5 Judith Butler and the Images of Theory Mena Mitrano 55 6 The Plague of the Subject: Subjects, Politics, and the Power of Psychic Life Kirsten Campbell 79 7 Excitable Speech: Judith Butler, Mae West, and Sexual Innuendo Angela Failler 93 PART 3: BODY MATTERS: ARCHAEOLOGY, LITERATURE, AND PEDAGOGY 8 Providing a Past for 'Bodies That Matter': Judith Butler's Impact on the Archaeology of Gender Elizabeth M. Perry and Rosemary A. Joyce 111 9 Renaissance Body Matters: Judith Butler and the Sex that is One Belinda Johnston 123 10 Gender Trouble in the Literature Classroom: Unintelligible Genders in The Metamorphosis and The Well of Loneliness Margaret Sönser Breen 145 11 Butler's Corporeal Politics: Matters of Politicized Abjection Natalie Wilson 159 PART 4: AGENCY, POSTSTRUCTURALISM, AND PRAGMATISM 12 Strange Tempest: Agency, Poststructuralism, and the Shape of Feminist Politics to Come Edwina Barvosa-Carter 173 13 Changing Signs: The Political Pragmatism of Poststructuralism Robert Alan Brookey and Diane Helene Miller 189 Index 205
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Butler, Judith, Feminist theory, Sex role, Gender identity, Language and sex