Universitatea din București, Centrul de Excelență în Studiul Imaginii; University of Bucharest, Center of Excellence in Image Studies
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Matriphilia – Writing as an Affective Language
Abstract: This study aims to depict women’s authorship and their contribution to literature, while taking into consideration the genesis of female identity at the intersection between motherhood and feminism. I intend to do a neo-feminist exploration of the collective volume “Povești cu scriitoare și copii” [Stories with Women Writers and Children], coordinated by Alina Purcaru, an example of writing the self using poetry and affection – in other words, l’écriture féminine. Given the fact that the main goal of this study is the investigation of motherhood, while focusing on specific issues such as the body, agency, autonomy, alterity, and their relation to the patriarchal norms, the result is a compassionate approach to writing from the point of view of female authors. To create and procreate become the epitome of this study, in a field ever so dynamic as the ethics of birth and literature.
Keywords: motherhood, female identity, feminism, authorship, écriture féminine, poetry
Citation suggestion: Ilie, Diana. “Matrifilia – scriitura ca limbaj afectiv.” Transilvania, no. 11-12 (2020): 101-108. https://doi.org/10.51391/trva.2020.12.13.
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