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The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Amaleena Damlé


Following a long tradition of objectification, twentieth-century French feminism has often sought to liberate the female body from the confines of patriarchal logos and to inscribe its rhythms in writing. But how has the promotion of ‘women’s writing’ in such thought and literature evolved in the years preceding and following the turn of the millennium? What sorts of bodily questions and problems do contemporary female writers evoke? How are traditional conceptions of the boundaries of the female body contested, exceeded or transformed? And how do contemporary philosophical discourses correspo ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748668212
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amaleena Damlé, author
University of Cambridge