writing (post)feminism

Then isn't it all just 'hacktivism'?


Karim A. Remtulla asks to what degree postfeminism is identical with hactivism?

Introduction: Waves


Lisa Joyce introduces this new gathering, titled “waves,” of postfeminist essays.

Towards a Loosening of Categories: Multi-Mimesis, Feminism, and Hypertext


Jess M.  Laccetti presents a theory of “multi-mimesis” as a way to redefine female subjectivity.

Feminism, Geography, and Chandra Mohanty


Julie Cupples reviews a retrospective collection of essays by Chandra Mohanty on the geopolitics of gender and race.

I'll be a postfeminist in a postpatriarchy, or, Can We Really Imagine Life after Feminism?


From origin stories to progressive science fiction, Lisa Yaszek studies the changing face of feminsim.

Language rules


geniwate writes along with sexless software agents and dismantles the gender politics of the programming man and his machine.

From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities


Carolyn Guertin surveys the politics of Hacktivist women.

Writing as a Woman: Annie Abrahams' e-writing


Is there such a thing as womens’ writng? Or, for that matter, womens’ media? Elisabeth Joyce moves through the work of Annie Abrahams and writes against restrictive domestications of electronic media.

Permission to Read


“Rather than gathering in the South Ballroom for the plenary, we read into gardens, playrooms, cars, stores, home offices, and kitchen tables. These sites are not homey, though, in any Palmolive way.”

Bill Stobb reviews a collection of writers who consider the complexities of artmaking and motherhood.

Tank Girl, Postfeminist Media Manifesto


Elyce Helford frames Tank Girl as a portrait of the postfeminist woman: hyper-individualist and hyper-sexual - a woman who is quite comfortable in popular cinema but not so much so in reality.

The Female Narrator


Judy Malloy on the voice of female narrators.

The Domestic as Virtual Reality: Reflections on NetArt and Postfeminism


Jess Loseby on “cyber-domestic” aesthetics.

Embodying the World


Lance Olsen reviews Shelley Jackson’s first print collection.

enGendering Technology: a review


Martha Henn reviews Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women by Anne Balsamo

What is chick-lit?


Diane Goodman on the anthology that helped put the term “postfeminism” into circulation.

the glory of the liberal white teacher woman


Lidia Yukman describes the experience of teaching people of differing backgrounds.

Postfeminist Fiction


Elisabeth Sheffield on the implications of the anthology that helped to put the term “postfeminsim” into circulation.

Can't We Just Call It Sex?


Dodie Bellamy gets to the “dirty parts” of contemporary fiction.

Of Graphomania, Confession, and the Writing Self


Todd E. Napolitano on the kitsch of on-line journals, most of which have flashed and disappeared since they were panned here, in the Fall 1996 ebr.

Stealing Glances: Women('s) Writing on the World Wide Web


Greg Dyer steals glances at women(’s) writing on the World Wide Web.

Bare-Naked Ladies: The Bad Girls of the Postfeminist Nineties


August Tarrier reviews the 1994 film, Bad Girls.

Writing Postfeminism


The postfeminist issue of ebr was the first to use visual art as a means of navigation as well as illustration.

Stitching Together Narrative, Sexuality, Self: Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl


George Landow reviews Patchwork Girl by Shelley Jackson.

Feminism, Nature, and Discursive Ecologies


Having women in power won’t automatically make for caring, sensitive environmental policies as Stacy Alaimo implies in her review of Carolyn Merchant and Val Plumwood.

"Thorowly" American: Susan Howe's Guide to Orienteering in the Adirondacks


Elisabeth Joyce reads Howe as a postfeminist Thoreau facing the dilemma that ‘to inhabit a wilderness is to destroy it.’

Deleuze and Guattari, Cognitive Science, and Feminist Visual Arts: Kiki Smith's Bodies Without Organs Without Bodies


Martin Rosenberg discusses Kiki Smith’s feminist visual art and cognitive science.

Memory and Oblivion: The Historical Fiction of Rikki Ducornet, Jeanette Winterson, and Susan Daitch


Lisa Joyce critiques the rash of historical fiction by women, circa 1996.

No Victims, the anti-theme


Cris Mazza sends in her introduction to the follow-up volume of Chick-Lit, No Victims.