Disarticulating Bellies: A Reproductive Glance

Lisa McDonald


Medical imaging/imagining of the unborn, it is thought, constitutes, and is constituted, within geographies and effects of inscription, forcing us to contemplate the tensions between biology and text. In this article, dialogue between the mysteries of difference, ‘of différance’ and the partiality of critique is used to deploy a digressive optic through which to imagine possibilities for a logic of sight. The author asks: ‘What might a ‘fetus’ hear from wor[l]ds well placed to deselect?’


Medical imaging; unborn; biology; text; fetus; dialogue

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