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Mothers and Nomadic Subjects: Configurations of Identity and Desire in Laura Restrepo's La novia oscura


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Martin, D., 2008. Mothers and Nomadic Subjects: Configurations of Identity and Desire in Laura Restrepo's La novia oscura. Modern Language Review (MLR), 103 (1), pp. 113-128.

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This article deals with gender and subjectivity in Laura Restrepo's La novia oscura, in which Colombia's insertion into multinational capitalism creates homosocial subcommunities which briefly challenge patriarchal-heterosexual norms. The novel explores the mother-daughter relationship as part of a `lesbian continuum'. Its crucial resymbolization of the mother figure can be seen as a feminist reinscription of foundational fictions, and becomes a counterpoint to a psychic and physical nomadism, which, while echoing tropes of displacement common to the Colombian cultural context, also becomes emblematic of postmodern feminine subjectivity.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsMartin, D.
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DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Politics Languages and International Studies
Research CentresWomen's Studies Centre
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code12684

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