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I’m dirty, dirty, dirty! Abjeção e identidade queer em Stella Manhattan de Silviano Santiago

Da Silva, Antonio Marcio (2014) I’m dirty, dirty, dirty! Abjeção e identidade queer em Stella Manhattan de Silviano Santiago. Caderno Seminal Digital, 21 (21). pp. 168-199. ISSN 1806-9142. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study aims to discuss the construction and representation of possible queer identities in the novel Stella Manhattan. Departing from studies on gender performativity, abjection and voyeurism, the analysis includes some elements that the author uses in the construction of the characters and argues that, despite the novel offering perspectives on identities that challenge heteronormativity, the narrative suggests that these identities are abject. Thus, the study engages with some passages of the book, the possible queer characters, as well as the place of the narrator in the book. The conclusion shows that there are several elements in Stella Manhattan that can lead the reader to infer (homo)phobia regarding such queer identities and that, although suggesting a possible challenge to heteronormativity, the narrative construction ultimately reinforces it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Antonio M. Da Silva
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 16:57 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44044 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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