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Voicing Abjection: Narratives of Anorexia in Contemporary French Women's (Life-)Writing

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kathryn Robson


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This article explores how contemporary French texts (including Lou Delvig’s Jours sans faim (2001) and Geneviève Brisac’s Petite (1994)) shift emphasis from the anorexic body (typically represented as repulsive and fascinating) to articulate anorexia through abjection. These texts thereby set up abject relations with the reader that constitute alternative autopathographies.

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Author(s): Robson K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: l'Esprit créateur

Year: 2016

Volume: 56

Issue: 2

Pages: 108-120

Print publication date: 31/08/2016

Online publication date: 01/08/2016

Acceptance date: 23/06/2015

ISSN (print): 0014-0767

ISSN (electronic): 1931-0234

Publisher: John Hopkins University Press


DOI: 10.1353/esp.2016.0019


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