32.2 | Laureanne Willems

Take Up Space/Know Your Place: On the Relationship Between Anorexia and Feminism This paper takes Emma Woolf’s memoir An Apple a Day as a case study to look at the relationship between feminism and anorexia. Reading the memoir in this context lays bare the ways in which the feminist model fails to understand Woolf’s lived… Continue reading 32.2 | Laureanne Willems

32.2 | Christina Crosby

Words Matter: Friendship, Grief, and Maggie Nelson’s Reckoning with Loss In this essay, I explore how my friendship with the writer Maggie Nelson helped to sustain me in the two years immediately following a catastrophic accident that paralyzed me. In the years since, she has continued to help me reckon with profound loss, as her… Continue reading 32.2 | Christina Crosby

32.2 | Timothy C. Baker

Fear and Pity, Pity and Fear: Rereading Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat in the Age of #MeToo Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat (1970) is often approached simply as a narrative puzzle. Examining it in relation to #MeToo rhetoric and recent work by feminist scholars including Kate Manne and Linda Martín Alcoff, as well as examining… Continue reading 32.2 | Timothy C. Baker

32.2 | Emma Bond & Eleanor Crabtree

From Snap to Selfcare: Reading Feminism through Sara Ahmed and Phoebe Boswell How can we bring two feminist bodies of work that operate through different media into meaningful conversation with one another? Using Fournier’s framework of autotheory, we work through this question by reading Sara Ahmed’s critical theory and Phoebe Boswell’s creative practice connectively, tracing… Continue reading 32.2 | Emma Bond & Eleanor Crabtree

32.2 | Eva-Lynn Jagoe

Delusional Girl: Genre and the Representation of Feminized and Feminist Subjectivity This essay compares the feminized subjectivity and agency that is represented in Lena Dunham’s 2014 coming-of-age memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’, to the more complex depictions found in the dramatic comedy of her fictional show,… Continue reading 32.2 | Eva-Lynn Jagoe

32.1 | Tom Huisjes and Eline Reinhoud

The Parthenon of Books: Censorship through Blasphemy Laws This article analyses Marta Minujín’s Parthenon of Books as it was realised during the Documenta 14 exhibition in Kassel, Germany (2017). Many of the books used to construct the Parthenon were banned by religious institutions, which raises the question of the role of blasphemy laws and blasphemy-related… Continue reading 32.1 | Tom Huisjes and Eline Reinhoud

32.1 | Jerrold Cuperus

Narrating Dutch Christianity: Secularism, Heritage, and Identity in Museum Catharijneconvent This article analyzes how a Dutch museum for Christian heritage uses objects to construct narratives about the entanglements of Christianity and Dutch history. The exhibition “Christianity in the Netherlands” presents a specific postsecular narrative, which positions its audience in a political discourse that emphasizes the… Continue reading 32.1 | Jerrold Cuperus

32.1 | Manav Ratti

‘The God of the Imagination’: Postcolonial Postsecularism and Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet Salman Rushdie’s novel The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999) invokes religion and mythology in its representation of miracles, wonder, sorcery, revelations, infernos, frontiers, metamorphoses, and other worlds as it narrates the lives—across the United States, India, and Europe—of celebrated rock… Continue reading 32.1 | Manav Ratti

32.1 | Christopher Douglas

What Is Christian Postmodernism? Christian Postmodernism is a rhetorical strategy of fundamentalist apologetics. It seeks to level the playing field of expert knowledge by developing institutions and networks of counter-expertise to produce uncertainty in fields such as evolution, Bible criticism, climate change, sex education, and others. This article analyzes a literary example of Christian Postmodernism,… Continue reading 32.1 | Christopher Douglas

32.1 | Magdalena Maczyńska

From Religious Nostalgia to Eco-Postsecularism: Scriptures for Climate-Changed Futures in Fictions by Richard Jefferies, Will Self, and Octavia Butler This paper offers an eco-postsecular reading of Octavia Butler’s two-part Parable series (1993-1998) and Will Self’s Book of Dave (2006), alongside a Victorian predecessor of contemporary climate fiction: Richard Jefferies’s After London; or, Wild England (1885).… Continue reading 32.1 | Magdalena Maczyńska