Performer la femme sauvage, entre chienne et louve : itinéraire d'une lectrice de Virginie Despentes et de Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Abstract : Performance - which has kept evolving since the 1960’s - is a medium that invites us to rethink the limits of the body. It is a symbol of taking control over oneself. It also implies a return to the physical, carnal world in our current society essentially ruled by technology. Performance is a medium of choice for women and their self-representation. It embodies their feminist commitment alongside the transgression of religious, moral and alienating values… it takes places somewhere between the show, staging or exile and shatters reality with its direct, « in your face » impact. Performance may not only emerge from disorientation, fantasy or artistic spirituality but also from some sort of radicalism and social politics often tinted with self-deprecating humour. « Performing wild woman » raises questions about the representation, the incarnation and the transgression of the female body and the « borderline » position between nature and culture, male and female, pornography and fairy tale, she-dog and she-wolf, fantasy and politics. Through the work of two very different writers sharing a common and impressive ability to address everyone, we shall study how it is possible for committed artists to open a breach to which everyone can identify. Finally, far from the « heterosexual normality » that confines women to specific roles, performance mostly symbolizes the right to reclaim enjoy one’s own body without guilt or restriction, inviting everyone to regard their flesh as the only proof of their existence. This research is the result of a particular journey made of internal development and experience.
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Anne-Julie Ausina. Performer la femme sauvage, entre chienne et louve : itinéraire d'une lectrice de Virginie Despentes et de Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Littératures. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014BOR30023⟩. ⟨tel-01152786⟩

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