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Every Inch a Woman

Phallic Possession, Femininity, and the Text

by Carellin Brooks

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published: Dec 2005
ISBN:9780774812092
publisher: UBC Press
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What makes the textual image of a woman with a penis so compelling, malleable, and persistent? The phallic woman can be a ribald joke, a fantastical impossibility, a masculine usurper, an ultimately unthreatening sexual style, an interrogation into the I of the author, or an examination of female culpability. Every Inch a Woman takes note of a proliferation of phallic feminine figures in disparate North American and European texts from the end of the nineteenth century onward. Carellin Brooks traces this phallic-woman motif backward to the sexological case study, and forward to newspaper accounts of testosterone-taking third-sexers. Brooks examines both high and low literature, pornography, postmodern theory, and writing.

About the Author

Carellin Brooks

Rhodes Scholar Carellin Brooks is the author of Fresh Hell: Motherhood in Pieces (2013), Every Inch a Woman (2011), and Wreck Beach (2007). She has edited the anthologies Carnal Nation, with Brett Josef Grubisic, and Bad Jobs. Winner of the Books in Canada Student Writing Award for poetry (1993), the Cassell/Pink Paper Lesbian Writing Award for non-fiction (1994), and the Institute for Contemporary Arts New Blood Award for prose (1995), Brooks lives and works in Vancouver, where she was born. Connect with Brooks at www.carellinbrooks.com or on Twitter @carellinb.
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Contributor Notes

Carellin Brooks was a Rhodes Scholar and holds a Master’s in English literature from Oxford University. She is the editor of Bad Jobs and co-editor of Carnal Nation.

Editorial Review

And you thought all academic books were dull? ... [a] penetrating study of gender-bending penetration.

— BC Bookworld, Vol. 19, No. 4, Winter 2005

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