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Maggie nelson, argonauts, queer theory, feminist theory, embodiment, literature
The purpose of this research is to explore how Maggie Nelson, in her groundbreaking memoir The Argonauts (2015), works to bring critical theory (primarily queer and feminist theory) out of the academy and into the realm of the personal, rendering theory as tangible and embodied in a real-world setting. Through this unique exchange, Nelson radically reinstates norms relating to gender, sexuality, motherhood and relationships.
Ficks, Julie A., "The Embodiment of Theory in Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.