Discourse and identity in a corpus of lesbian erotica

MORRISH, L. and SAUNTSON, H., 2011. Discourse and identity in a corpus of lesbian erotica. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 15 (1), pp. 122-139.

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Abstract

This article uses corpus linguistic methodologies to explore representations of lesbian desires and identities in a corpus of lesbian erotica from the 1980s and 1990s. We provide a critical examination of the ways in which “lesbian gender,” power, and desire are represented, (re-)produced, and enacted, often in ways that challenge hegemonic discourses of gender and sexuality. By examining word frequencies and collocations, we critically analyze some of the themes, processes, and patterns of representation in the texts. Although rooted in linguistics, we hope this article provides an accessible, interdisciplinary, and timely contribution toward developing understandings of discursive practices surrounding gender and sexuality.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Creators: Morrish, L. and Sauntson, H.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis/Routledge
Date: 2011
Volume: 15
Number: 1
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10.1080/10894160.2010.490519DOI
Rights: © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6268

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