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Beyond the shadows of solitude: self, desire, and (dis)embodiment in Ana Clavel's Los deseos y su sombra

Lavery, Jane Elizabeth (2007) Beyond the shadows of solitude: self, desire, and (dis)embodiment in Ana Clavel's Los deseos y su sombra Modern Language Review, 102, (4), pp. 1053-1068.

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Mexican writer Ana Clavel's Los deseos y su sombra (1999) is a socially engaged text which explores questions of gender within a broad context. Its endeavour to challenge monological versions of historical truth and to reconstruct alternative conceptions of national identity is linked to the creation of a non-patriarchal conception of female subjectivity. The text's exploration of the female subject is analysed in the context of Kristeva's theories of the sujet en procès and the abject, applied specifically to the mother-daughter relationship, desire and (dis)embodiment, the role of the mirror in the construction of subjectivity, and the alter ego.

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Published date: 1 October 2007
Keywords: ana clavel, los deseos y su sombra, gender, historical truth, national identity, female subjectivity, female subject, Kristeva, sujet en procès, abject, desire, (dis)embodiment, mirror, alter ego


Local EPrints ID: 46093
ISSN: 0026-7937
PURE UUID: f7306dab-d829-4f26-9cb2-f133a9d30b17

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Date deposited: 22 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:09

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