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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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Becoming Otherwise: The Transformative Encounterin Ananda Devi’s Writing

Becoming Otherwise: The Transformative Encounterin Ananda Devi’s Writing

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(p.92) 3. Becoming Otherwise: The Transformative Encounterin Ananda Devi’s Writing
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The Becoming of the Body
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Amaleena Damlé

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0004

This chapter investigates the concept of becoming otherwise in Ananda Devi’s writing as a form of resistance to socio-cultural hierarchies of difference in Indo-Mauritian and Indian contexts. The chapter begins by exploring metamorphoses as examples of Deleuzian becoming-animal, before proceeding to analyse the space in between subjects as a transformative encounter that collapses transcendent relations between characters, as well as between writer and text. In its analysis of Devi’s work, the chapter also opens out dialogues between Deleuze and Irigaray, looking in particular at the concept of mutual engenderment, as a means of shaping an affective philosophy of polyphony through the interlacing of embodied and creative lines of flight.

Keywords:   Affect, Becoming-animal, Becoming otherwise, Deleuze, Gilles, Devi, Ananda, Irigaray, Luce, Metamorphosis, Mutual Engenderment, Polyphony, Transformation

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