Special Affects: Mermaids, Prosthetics, and the Disabling of Feminine Futurity

  title={Special Affects: Mermaids, Prosthetics, and the Disabling of Feminine Futurity},
  author={Cynthia Barounis},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={188 - 204}
  • Cynthia Barounis
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
  • I'll tell you about the mermaidSheds swimmable tail Gets legs for dancingSings like the sea with a choked throatKnives straight up her spineLancing every stepThere is a priceThere is a priceFor every giftAnd all advice-Adrienne Rich, "Quarto"In February 2009, the world was introduced to Nadya Vessey, an Australian double amputee with a seemingly spectacular narrative of personal transformation. Television New Zealand's (TVNZ) Close Up, the news program that first covered the story, introduced… CONTINUE READING
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