Sarah Waters: Gender and Sexual Politics.
Sarah Waters: Gender and Sexual Politics
O'Callaghan explores the gender and sexual politics at play in writer Waters' work, and her continued focus on figures, plots, and themes that disrupt and challenge dominant ideas concerning gender and sexuality in contemporary culture. She covers female subjects: feminisms, queer theories, and the contemporary "woman question in Tipping the Velvet; a journal of two hearts: lesbian identities and politics in Affinity; beyond the sex wars: sex, pleasure, and pornography in Fingersmith; back to normal: lost histories/affective archives in The Night Watch; The Little Stranger: a study of the hetero-patriarchal male and the dynamics of masculine domination; and the return of gendered and sexual oppression in The Paying Guests. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)