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Every Inch a Woman

Phallic Possession, Femininity, and the Text

by Carellin Brooks

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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 teaches at UBC. She is the co-editor, with Brett Josef Grubisic, of Carnal Nation: Brave New Sex Fictions (Arsenal Pulp Press) and editor of Bad Jobs (Arsenal Pulp Press). She is also the author of Every Inch a Woman: Phallic Possession, Femininity and the Text (UBC Press) and Wreck Beach (New Star Books). She lives in Vancouver.

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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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