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The Domain-Matrix : Performing Lesbian at the End of Print Culture

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"This book demonstrates Case's continued dominance of the field of lesbian performance studies.... Case's dense, rich, and complex work very likely will be a central text for anyone interested in debating the changing theoretical landscape for performance studies and queer theory. All readers interested in what the future might hold for scholarship in the humanities should study Case's thought-provoking work, which is an essential addition to any college or university's collection." -Choice"... this is a book that is enormously provocative, that will make you think and feel connected with the latest speculation on the implications of the electronic age we inhabit." -Lesbian Review of Books"... definitely required reading for any future-thinking lesbian." -Lambda Book ReportThe Domain-Matrix is about the passage from print culture to electronic screen culture and how this passage affects the reader or computer user. Sections are organized to emulate, in a printed book, the reader's experience of computer windows. Case traces the portrait of virtual identities within queer and lesbian critical practice and virtual technologies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156.5 x 239.5 x 18mm | 447.88g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 4 b&w photos, 1 figures
  • 0253210941
  • 9780253210944

About Sue-Ellen Case

SUE-ELLEN CASE is Professor of English at the University of California-Riverside and past editor of Theatre Journal. Among her publications are the pioneering book Feminism and Theater and the ground-breaking article "Towards a Butch-Femme Aesthetic."show more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSTHE DOMAIN-MATRIX: CRUISING SURFING THE MATRIXI. Re-Charging EssentialismA. Queer PerformativityB. Burying the Live BodyC. Performing ReadingD. The End of Print CultureII. Toward a Politics of SpaceA. Semio-SpaceB. CyberspaceC. Getting the PointD. VoudouE. Lesbian, Siamesian Space Cadets III. First Contact: Murderous Heavenly CreaturesA. Matricide Engenders NationB. Rope-ing in the VirtualC. Swoon-ing into CyberspaceD. The Prison of Print's ReturnIV. The Computer ComethA. A Revision of the GazeB. Out of FocusC. Blanking OutD. Playing the Cyberstreet: Hamlet ReversedE. Turbo-LesboF. The Hot Rod Bodies of CybersexG. Driving My MouseH. Tripping into Cyber-RevolutionV. Body as Flesh ZoneA. The Body ActsB. The Transsexual BodyC. Screenic InterruptD. The Romance of the KnifeE. Performing the Cut: Orlan and Kate BornsteinF. Screen/Skin/Utopia: The Lesbian SocietyCASE STUDIES: PERFORMANCE AND THE SCREENBRINGING HOME THE MEAT: MATERIALIST SPATIAL DESIGNS OF NATION AND STAGELOS ANGELES: A TOPOGRAPHY OF SCREENIC PROPERTIESTHE BOTTOMSOURCESINDEXshow more

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