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Post-feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television: The Persephone Complex

A Horbury

Published : 2015

Abstract

Alison Horbury investigates the reprisal of the myth of Persephone - a mother-daughter plot of separation and initiation - in post-feminist television cultures where, she argues, it functions as a symptom expressing a complex around the question of sexual difference - what Lacan calls 'sexuation', where this question has been otherwise foreclosed.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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