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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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The Flux and Folds of Consciousness:Marie Darrieussecq’s Literatureof Simulation and Dispersal

The Flux and Folds of Consciousness:Marie Darrieussecq’s Literatureof Simulation and Dispersal

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(p.123) 4. The Flux and Folds of Consciousness:Marie Darrieussecq’s Literatureof Simulation and Dispersal
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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/9780748668212.003.0005

This chapter explores the theme of the becoming of the body through metamorphosis in Marie Darrieussecq’s writing, analysing the interweaving of Deleuzian traces with contemporary feminist thinkers Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti’s theories of performativity and parody. It then explores the interplay between simulation and dispersal in Darrieussecq’s work, relating this to a posthuman vision of the contemporary world within which consciousness is figured in terms of flux and folds. The chapter shows how Darrieussecq’s conceptually inventive writing illuminates Deleuzian notions of becoming and folding, not least in her reconsideration of relations between surface and depth in the torsion between mind, body and universe.

Keywords:   Becoming-animal, Body, Darrieussecq, Marie, Deleuze, Gilles, Fold, Mind, Parody, Performativity, Posthuman, Simulation

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