Emily Apter is Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Chair of Comparative Literature at New York University. She is coeditor of Fetishism as Cultural Discourse: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-Of-The-Century France, also from Cornell University Press, and the author of Against World Literature: On The Politics of Untranslatability, The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature, and Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects.
Feminizing the Fetish
Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the Century France
Emily Apter offers a fresh account of the complex relationship between representation and sexual obsession in turn-of-the-century French culture, and in particular the theme of "female fetishism" in the context of the feminine culture of mourning, collecting, and...