My recent efforts at tagging have rebounded on me. Irrational Point has honed the book meme and challenged me to list the academic texts (no set number this time) that have had the most impact on me. Here goes:
1. Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality: Volume 1, The Will to Knowledge (1976)
2. Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (1990)
3. Adrienne Rich, ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence’ (1980)
4. Gayle Rubin, ‘Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality (1984)
5. David Halperin, Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography (1996)
6. Michael Warner, The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics and the Ethics of Queer Life (2000)
7. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Ninteteenth Century Literary Imagination (1979)
8. Jonathan Dollimore, Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries (1984)
9. Diana Fuss ‘Inside/Out’ (1991)
10. Sigmund Freud, ‘The Uncanny’ (1919)
Ok, I re-tag Andygrrrl.
I’ve left off the academic books that I included in the book meme.