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July 8, 2016
"Grrrl/Queer/Feminist Zines": The 12th lecture
memorandum (some part of lecture contents)
In this lecture, we examined problems regarding "women's writing".
What I paid attention to in particular are 'the existence of texts that women could not write' as well as 'the difficulty of women's writing'.
Furthermore, I focused on the meaning of 'reading the texts which was not written by women (some kind of symbolic documents), but symbolizes ways of life of women (by way of example, a maternity record book)'.
I pointed out that the asocial, non-mainstream, and nonproductive 'literacy' exist universally in such scenes.
In addition, I pointed out that alienation and a sense of cooperation (that is caused by alienation) of women strongly functions there.
As the documents related to this issue, I mentioned texts of the following authors.
Women who are excluded from production and social mainstream order would have ability to 'read' living environment and conflicts (even if those were 'not written') each other.
- Woolf, Virginia
- Felman, Shoshana
- Cixous, Hélène
- Morisaki, Kazue
- Nishiyama, Atuko (DIRTY)
- ...and Murakami, Kiyoshi (myself)
Housework, child care, labor, love, role trouble etc. are related there. These are 'invisible'. Therefore these situation cannot be recognized from 'outside'. The difficulty of this problem is there.
We are not yet able to theorize on this ability, but we should not neglect an effort to recognize it.
I read some texts aloud in this lecture. I think that reading texts aloud and listening to it is the significant practice to perceive a sense of cooperation.
List: [Serial Publication] Notes on Grrrl/Queer/Feminist Zines
Author: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi
UP: 20160714@REV: 20160809