The body as threshold for connection: Brenda Peterson’s writings

Abstract : This article examines the work of nature writer and novelist Brenda Peterson from an ecofeminist perspective so as to show how she operates a highly-developed deconstruction of traditional binary oppositions present in Western concepts, such as the body/mind split. It analyzes Peterson’s uses of bodily reinvestment and the concept of “skin-dreaming” as ecofeminist writing strategies. Peterson’s writings aim at reconfiguring dichotomous social relations (e.g. men/women, or humans/animals) and at challenging the power of official narratives in order to open up a space for a more comprehensive way of “being-in-the-world.”
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Margot Lauwers. The body as threshold for connection: Brenda Peterson’s writings. Dante Barrientos-Tecun; Anne Reynes. Écritures dans les Amériques au féminin: un regard transnational, Presses universitaires de Provence, 2017, ⟨10.4000/books.pup.7581⟩. ⟨hal-02444310⟩

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