In the new, post-1990s Central American cultural scenario, the definitions of “identity” and “subjectivity” have undergone some interesting changes, which I propose to analyse, on a literary level, through the theme of metamorphosis. With its focus on the body and its potentialities, metamorphosis may be read as a grotesque, fantastic, dramatic, representation of the attempt to transgress superimposed modes of subjectivation, by suggesting rhyzomatic and de-centred relations, which allow the individual to set oneself at the margins, and in so doing, to create border identities. As a result, the transformation of the body is associated both to power – and therefore to politics - , and to the intimate dimension of the self, who is the constant object of his/her own (re)creation. The purpose of this study is to analyse the theme of metamorphosis in some recent central-American texts, in comparison with some texts of the XXth century, using as tools literary criticism and the theoretical perspectives of Butler, Foucault and Deleuze.

Cuerpos Subversivos. La Metamorfosis En La Literatura Centroamericana Actual

JOSSA, EMANUELA
2017

Abstract

In the new, post-1990s Central American cultural scenario, the definitions of “identity” and “subjectivity” have undergone some interesting changes, which I propose to analyse, on a literary level, through the theme of metamorphosis. With its focus on the body and its potentialities, metamorphosis may be read as a grotesque, fantastic, dramatic, representation of the attempt to transgress superimposed modes of subjectivation, by suggesting rhyzomatic and de-centred relations, which allow the individual to set oneself at the margins, and in so doing, to create border identities. As a result, the transformation of the body is associated both to power – and therefore to politics - , and to the intimate dimension of the self, who is the constant object of his/her own (re)creation. The purpose of this study is to analyse the theme of metamorphosis in some recent central-American texts, in comparison with some texts of the XXth century, using as tools literary criticism and the theoretical perspectives of Butler, Foucault and Deleuze.
Literatura centroamericana; metamorfosis
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