Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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[...] "Brief Interview #28" features two male students using 90s grad-school jargon (citing Foucault and Lacan) combined with pop-culture logic (citing The Rules) to explain their "postfeminist," "postmodern" sense of women as caught in a "double bind" in which they have no access to agency, fulfillment, or men's respect. By describing women's desire "to be irresponsible" as "a Lacanian cry in the infantile unconscious" (231), the students demonstrate not the dangers of Lacan's concept of gender--which they totally misrepresent--but the danger of misreading, and the enormous potential for enlisting intellectual argument to defend one's own oppressive desires. Thus the story criticizes male piggishness, not Lacan, and brilliantly parodies not academic feminism but the chauvinism that so often finds a way to cloak itself with it.

—p.144 "By Hirsute Author": Gender and Communication in the Work and Study of David Foster Wallace (128) by Mary K. Holland 4 years, 8 months ago