Within and Beyond Postmodernism: Oppositional Remediating Strategies in Jeanette Winterson’s The Power Book

Enza Maria Ester Gendusa

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Informed by interconnected theoretical approaches, the paper aims to illustrate the ways in which Jeanette Winterson’s The PowerBook (2000), while drawing on specific postmodern ideological elaborations and writing techniques – among which remediation, in the sense of multiple transcodifications, plays a major role –, simultaneously distances itself from the apolitical dilution of meanings which underlies postmodern conceptualizations and identity models. As far as sexual politics is concerned, the essay demonstrates that the sense of plurality and multiplicity in the novel suggests new creative ways of identity re-invention through conscious self-fashioning.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteRemediating Imagination. Literatures and Cultures in English from the Renaissance to the Postcolonial
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016
Pubblicato esternamenteYes

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