Kathy is a punk writer: when the underground goes overground

Henderson, Margaret (2014) Kathy is a punk writer: when the underground goes overground. Critique, 55 5: 536-550. doi:10.1080/00111619.2013.793169


Author Henderson, Margaret
Title Kathy is a punk writer: when the underground goes overground
Journal name Critique   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-1619
1939-9138
Publication date 2014-10-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00111619.2013.793169
Open Access Status
Volume 55
Issue 5
Start page 536
End page 550
Total pages 15
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract In numerous articles, interviews, and reviews, the late twentieth-century author Kathy Acker is described as a punk writer. This article explores the sources for Acker’s image as a punk writer: her autobiographical narratives, mode of self-presentation, and the role the publishing and media industries played in this authorial fashioning. I argue that Acker’s image is a unique suturing of the identities and ideologies of the punk and the feminist.
Keyword Kathy Acker
Punk culture
Celebrity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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