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The Becoming of the BodyContemporary Women's Writing in French$
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Amaleena Damlé

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748668212

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.001.0001

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Contemporary Women’s Writing In French

Contemporary Women’s Writing In French

(p.1) Introduction:. Contemporary Women’s Writing In French
The Becoming of the Body

Amaleena Damlé

Edinburgh University Press

The introduction explores the terrain of women’s writing in French over the course of the late twentieth century and into the new millennium. It locates the place of women’s writing on the contemporary French literary scene, arguing for the ongoing fertility of the term in relation to contemporary feminist and postfeminist debates, and analysing the evolving relationship between body and text. It identifies an emphasis on the transformative becoming of the body in contemporary culture and begins to open out the possible intersections between feminist criticism, the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and authors Amélie Nothomb, Ananda Devi, Marie Darrieussecq and Nina Bouraoui.

Keywords:   Body, Bouraoui, Nina, Darrieussecq, Marie, Deleuze, Gilles, Devi, Ananda, Feminism, Nothomb, Amélie, Postfeminism, Women’s writing

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