Posts Tagged: Molly Fischer

Notable NYC: 4/7–4/13

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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The Origin of Performativity Theory

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She made it clear that the body is not a stable foundation for gender expression. For New York Magazine, Molly Fischer profiles gender theorist and philosopher Judith Butler, focusing on how Butler’s theory of performativity has disseminated into pop culture in the thirty-six years since its inception in Gender Trouble, and how the conversations around gender […]

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An End to Bookends

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At Salon, Molly Fischer criticizes the New York Times’s “Bookends” column, going so far as to suggest that the it be eliminated for good. She compares the question-and-answer formats — and the content of the prompts — as reminiscent of  high school English classes: It’s not just the stiff phrasing (“What should we make of […]

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