La Sexualidad Femenina: Reconceptualizaci-n Surrealista Y Postmoderna Por Cristina Escofet E Isabel Allende

La Sexualidad Femenina: Reconceptualizaci-n Surrealista Y Postmoderna Por Cristina Escofet E Isabel Allende

By: Zoila Clark (author)Paperback

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Este libro presenta un analisis de la sexualidad femenina en los textos literarios de dos escritoras feministas hispanas: Cristina Escofet e Isabel Allende. Ambas crean realidades alternativas y enfatizan el uso del conocimiento subconsciente para ayudarnos a entender la sexualidad femenina, al tiempo que nos posibilitan hacer cambios en la injusticia de nuestro mundo jerarquico. Ademas de la deconstruccion de arquetipos misoginos sobre Eva, Escofet y Allende exploran la figura de la sexualmente activa Lillith, antigua pareja de Adan, la cual ha sido caracterizada como "ente" u "Otro" negativo. Durante generaciones, el mito de mujer diabolica que la acompana ha sido revivido por los medios de comunicacion, en donde asume roles femeninos de innumerables personajes malevolos. Junto a Eva y Lillith, los personajes de mujeres negras e indigenas tambien expresan su disidencia al relatar nuevamente sus historias a traves de sus palabras y desempenos. Estas historias entretejen nuevas maneras de interpretar la sexualidad femenina mediante el reclamo de divinidades y heroinas. This book presents an analysis of female sexuality in the literary texts of two Hispanic feminist writers: Cristina Escofet and Isabel Allende. Both writers create alternative realities and emphasize the use of subconscious knowledge to help us understand sexuality and to enable us to make changes in our unjust hierarchical world. In addition to deconstructing misogynist archetypes of Eve, Escofet and Allende explore the figure of Adam's sexually active ex-partner Lillith, who has typically been portrayed as the negative Other. For generations the she-devil myth which surrounds her has resurfaced in the media, where she assumes the roles of innumerable evil female characters. Alongside Eve and Lillith, black and indigenous characters express dissent by retelling their stories in words and performance. These stories weave new ways of understanding female sexuality by reclaiming female divinities or heroines.

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About Author

Zoila Clark was born in Lima, Peru, and came to the US in 1997 to pursue graduate studies in TESOL and Latin American and Hispanic literature. She has published extensively in refereed journals in the US, Spain, and Argentina. She is interested in the relations of gender expressed across a range of cultural and artistic media.

Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduccion Chapter 4 Capitulo 1: Surrealismo, postmodernismo y feminismo Chapter 5 Capitulo 2: La propuesta de trascender el mal Chapter 6 Capitulo 3: Del exotismo surrealista al dialogo surreal-postmoderno Chapter 7 Capitulo 4: Lo sensorial e instintivo como forma de conocimiento Chapter 8 Conclusiones Chapter 9 Notas Chapter 10 Bibliografia Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780761852223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 130
  • ID: 9780761852223
  • weight: 213
  • ISBN10: 0761852220
  • language of text: Spanish

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