Becoming-Woman Across Utopian Spaces: Transfiguring Encounters with Joanna Russ’s The Female Man
Abstract"Becoming-Woman Across Utopian Spaces: Transfiguring Encounters with Joanna Russ’s The Female Man" proposes a re-reading of Joanna Russ's famous science fiction utopian novel through the lenses of Deleuze and Guattari's theoretical project of reconfiguring the available notions of subjectivity. The paper aims at bringing about a productive confrontation between Russ's decidedly feminist text and the Deleuzo-Guattarian reputedly explicitly gender-neutral position to show that while both are equally steeped in the contentious and problematic debates on molar and molecular subjectivity, their philosophical-theoretical-literary encounter is capable of deterritorializing both positions to the point when it becomes evident that they emerge as equally commited to de-ossification and reconceptualization of the fixed structures of identity.
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