How did she get where she's going? Geography and the implications of movement in the works of Kathy Acker, Katherine Dunn, and Grace Krilanovich
Pontillo, Jason Jeffrey
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A study of the spatial metaphors and limitations on transgressive female characters/runaways in novels by Kathy Acker, Katherine Dunn, and Grace Krilanovich, presenting the broader traditional justifications for violence born out of masculine influence over narrative destiny. I've focused on the points when these characters choose movement as a lifestyle, entering into a condition of mobility typically understood as exclusive to male authorship, and the sites of enclosure and restriction that bars access to the experience and language of mobility.