Performing lesbians: constructing the self, constructing the community

Heddon, D. (2004) Performing lesbians: constructing the self, constructing the community. In: Gale, M. (ed.) Autobiography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 217-238. ISBN 9780719063336

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An analysis of the use of autobiography in the construction of staged representations of lesbian identity that argues for the careful negotiation of an identity that can speak back to denied subjectivity whilst resisting essentialising any 'lesbian' identity in the process. How can personal experiences be used both to insist on the right to 'be', whilst also revealing that 'being' as contingent?

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:lesbian performance, autobiography and performance, lesbian autobiography
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heddon, Professor Deirdre
Authors: Heddon, D.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Auto/biography and identity: women, theatre and performance
Publisher:Manchester University Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 Manchester University Press
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
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