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“Being Treated Like a Fetal Container is Enraging”: Examining Anger and Anxiety in Contemporary American Reproductive Dystopias

Authors
  • Andreescu, Raluca
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gender Studies
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2023
Volume
22
Issue
1
Pages
54–71
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/genst-2023-0034
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The paper examines the manner in which female anger and anxiety are channelled through two recent American reproductive dystopias, Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks (2018) and Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God (2017). Starting from these two novels, I argue that anger and anxiety in feminist dystopias represent both the vehicle for political and social critique and the response to (potential) oppressive reproductive practices.

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