Essays Lesbian Political Lesbianism

Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory

Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives,Lesbian Theory Julia Penelope Crossing Press 1992 A collection of essays by lesbian feminist Julia Penelope. According to Sarah Hoagland, Julia Penelope’s books were written specifically to “put lesbian voices out there, enabling us to question what we’d internalized from heteropatriarchy and to develop lesbian meaning.” Hoagland refers to Julia Penelope as…

Essays Political Lesbianism

For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology

For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology Lucia Hoagland and Julia Penelope Onlywomen Press 1988 This anthology includes essays by over 70 contributors: novelists, musicians, poets, philosophers, academics and seriously, rowdy dykes who document 20 years of lesbian activism. Political fervour; autobiographical insight; theoretical analyses; philosophical treatises; short stories; poetry; together these radical voices add up…

Essays Lesbian Literature

Sexual Practice, Textual Theory: Lesbian Cultural Criticism

Sexual Practice, TextualTheory: Lesbian CulturalCriticism Susan J. Wolfe,Julia Penelope (eds) Blackwell 1993 This powerful and empowering anthology marks the coming of age of lesbian criticism and theory – the energizing spirit behind much of the most exciting feminist writing today, and a vital force within cultural and textual studies more generally. Gathering together lesbian writers…

Language Theory

Speaking Freely: Unlearning the Lies of The Father’s Tongues

Speaking Freely: Unlearningthe Lies of the Fathers’Tongues Julia Penelope Teachers College Press 1990 From the Introduction: English does more than hinder and hurt women: it proscribes the boundaries of the lives we might imagine and will ourselves to live. The many ways the language obstructs our ability to conceive of ourselves as agents in the…