Gothic Body

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Part 1: Anthropophagy

Part 2: Fuck You, David, and Your Little David Too

Works Referenced

Julia Kristeva, ‘Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection’, 1982, pp. 2-3
Kelly Hurley, The Gothic Body, 1996, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 3-4
Josef K [pseudonym of writer Cameron Suey], Sick, available online:
Judith Butler, Bodies that Matter: on the Discursive Limits of Sex, 1993, Routledge: London
Michel Foucault, ‘Society Must be Defended,’ Lectures at the College du France 1975-6, 2003,eds. Mauro Bertani and Alessandro Fontana, trans. David Macey, Picador: New York, pp. 29-30.
Image credit to the Gunaydin family, particularly B., S. and M. Gunaydin, as well as A. Marinho, Dorine Setakwe and Kristen Ordonio.

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian writer interested in diaspora, class and intergenerational trauma. She has been a Scribe Non-Fiction Prize finalist, Neilma Sidney Literary Fund recipient, and appeared in publications including The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, and Voiceworks.