PARA ALÉM DO DUALISMO NATUREZA/CULTURA: FICÇÕES DO CORPO FEMININO

Rita Terezinha Schmidt
2012 Organon  
this text probes into the legacy of a central dualism of western culture –nature vs. culture – to examine how the tropo of the "natural woman" constructed in themodern period bears upon the narrative logics of two representative European novels ofthe XIX century: Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Leon Tolstoi's AnaKarenina. Then, it focuses on some scenes of Kate Chopin´s The awakening andVirgínia Woolf's To the lighthouse to show to what extent the representation of thefemale characters'
more » ... male characters' experience of corporeality des-figure the dualisms upon whichtraditional cultural gender norms are predicated and, therefore, subvert the inscription ofthe body as the locus of the reproduction of femininity.
doi:10.22456/2238-8915.33480 fatcat:7flelv5mdrdy3femb25rc3rrpi