This paper will discuss the cases in which illicit sex becomes mechanisms of disruption. The first section will explore the theoretical underpinnings of sex and the body as an access point to politics and normative critique. Then, I will discuss the examples of illicit sex in the novels Women of Sand and Myrrh and Woman at Point Zero. It is important to study the role of sex in literature to expand the symbolic understanding of sex and sexuality. It is also necessary to bring an analysis of colonial dynamics to sexuality studies in order to fully critique the racial and historical dynamics within sexuality and the establishment of sexual norms.
"A Forbidden Act: Illicit Sex and the Colonial Heterosexual Matrix,"
sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies: Vol. 11, Article 5.
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