A Thematic Analysis of Maria Irene Fornes' Fefu And Her Friends in A Psychoanalytic Feminist Approach

2021 Qalaai Zanist Scientific Journal  
The quest for a female subjectivity and a unique female voice that is neither the derivation nor the other version of that of the male has long been one of the main concerns of feminism. However, with the advent of psychoanalysis and its predominance in the world of literary theory and criticism, feminists could finally arrive at the theoretical basis for their assumptions about the nature of femininity through which they tried to, on the one hand, explore the possibilities of formulating a
more » ... ective female entity, and on the other, challenge the hindrances that stand in the way of achieving a female individuality. Psychoanalytic feminism, as the main focus of this paper, is best seen as merging between the principles of feminism and psychoanalysis to shed light on the deep-rooted gender stereotypes that make patriarchy unavoidable. This paper attempts to show how feminism and psychoanalysis work together through a thematic
doi:10.25212/lfu.qzj.6.1.27 fatcat:tusdalrduva5lohza7vav6pha4