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

Hester, Helen (2013) Rethinking transgression: disgust, affect, and sexuality in Charlotte Roche's Wetlands. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17 (3-4). pp. 240-252. ISSN 1089-4160 (doi:10.1080/10894160.2013.731862)

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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
Keywords (uncontrolled): Transgression; pornography; sex; affect; sexuality studies; abjection; disgust
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 11602
Depositing User: Shrikant Chavan
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 10:54
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 10:53
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11602

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