[…] she perceived of herself as a liquid and all of her efforts were, in the end, directed only at containing herself.
Ferrante, Elena The Story of the Lost Child
-the gendering of liquidity
-anorexia and abjection
-queer desire and excess
-mostly the gendering of liquidity
Coherence is mutilation. I want disorder.
Clarice Lispector, The Departure of the Train
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Now, encountering the female ‘I’, especially one wielded by a female author, readers brace for emotional incontinence.
Olivia Sudjic, Exposure
The Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme