Feminist Futures?

Elizabeth GroszRutgers University
Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 2002), 13-20

This essay discusses the future of feminism’s relationship to prevailing practices and forms of knowledge, taking into consideration the ways in which feminist theory and political discourse have ignored time and its implications for identity. This paper explores a more positive outlook on time and temporality, seeking ways in which a positive discourse on time may help feminist theory to understand its own investments in the present and resistance to the future. Aligning Irigaray, Deleuze, and Bergson in the interrogation of modern knowledge, this essay presents a strong argument for the importance of time for feminist theory.


Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]