About the Author

Emma McKenna

E-Mail: emmajmckenna@gmail.com

Website: https://emmajanemckenna.wordpress.com

Emma McKenna is an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology at the University of Ottawa, and a Killam Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Emma is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in critical feminist history and feminist cultural studies.

Contributions by Author: Emma McKenna

Material Shifts

Theorizing Endometriosis, Embodiment, and Experimental Art

As a writer, I have always found poetry and prose to be the most satisfying methods to work through my observations, ideas, and embodiment. But the language of the body—and its metaphors—has its own limitations. When grappling with illness bound up within the reproductive organs, words either reek of their clinical orientation or are flagrantly gendered or sexual. […]