Witch

Witch

, Anna Bunting-Branch

Following Luce Irigaray's assertion that 'things could be thought differently', this project engages a methodology of feminist science fiction with enduring questions which trouble feminist movement: What makes a feminist world?...

Following Luce Irigaray's assertion that 'things could be thought differently', this project engages a methodology of feminist science fiction with enduring questions which trouble feminist movement: What makes a feminist world? Do women exist? How can sexual difference be thought? What is a body? What can a body become?

My thesis proposes that these questions can be refigured through a methodology of feminist science fiction: as thought experiments, origins for alternative worlds, or post-human identities. In a double-estrangement from academic feminist theory this project will engage these questions through a methodology of feminist science fiction in practice: through making as well as reading and writing; between words and images; as a fan as well as a critic; as a life project as well as a theoretical one. Between practices of feminist theory, philosophy, fandom and fine art my research explores the limits of feminist imaginary – and beyond.

Supervisors

Primary supervisor: Sharon Morris
Secondary supervisors: Hayley Newman