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Latin American Journal of Fundamental Psychopathology On Line

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KRAENKER, Sabine. Ecritures de femmes pour dire son corps et sa sexualité: discours novateur ou stéréotypé?. Lat. Am. j. fundam. psychopathol. on line [online]. 2007, vol.4, n.2, pp. 148-160. ISSN 1677-0358.

Many women in the 1970s began expressing themselves, and what they had in common was their desire to experience a re-encounter with their bodies, their images, their unconscious. They felt they were being dispossessed of these bodies by a culture that was censuring them (Marie Cardinal, Helène Cixous, Benoîte Groult, Marguerite Duras, and others). In the 1990s, women began expressing themselves not only to tell of their bodies, but also of their sexuality. Passion Simple (1992), by Annie Ernaux, represented a milestone in this regard. This present article takes up works by renowned women (Christine Angot, Karin Bernfeld, Catherine Cusset, Annie Ernaux, Camille Laurens, Catherine Millet, Marie Nimier, Anlina Reyes, Isabelle Rossignol and others) to analyze the expression of the body presented in their texts. Through them, the author of this article argues that the contemporary body described in these works is, in large part, specific to the times and culture we live in, and within its moral order. From then on, women have been able to speak of their sex life in a direct and confident way. This may have seemed audacious, but what was once audacious, may now be running the risk of becoming stereotyped or a mere cliche.

Palavras-chave : Works by women; Body; Sexuality.

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