Brigley 2010 Rape

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Author: Zoë Brigley Thompson

Title: The Wound and the Mask

Subtitle: Rape, Recovery and Poety in Pascale Petit's The Wounded Deer: Fourteen Poems after Frida Kahlo

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 200-216

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | French History | Representations: Literature / Pascale Petit



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Author: Zoë Brigley Thompson, Department of English, Ohio State UniversityAuthor's Personal Website, Academia.edu

Abstract: »Zoë Brigley Thompson finds similar issues at work in her analysis of poetry, 'The Wound and the Mask: Rape, Recovery and Poetry in Pascale Petit's The Wounded Deer: Fourteen Poems after Frida Kahlo'. Looking in detail at Pascale Petit's poems about the cult Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's paintings, Brigley Thompson analyses in detail the dialogue between the symbolism of the wound, a metaphor for being opened up to a voyeuristic gaze, and the mask which is symbolic of a defensive strategy that deflects the curiosity of the viewer. The mask-life face of Kahlo's paintings that repels the curious gaze of macho culture, works in Petit's poems to reject readings of the abused woman as a victim casting her instead as an epistemological trauma.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 15)

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Added: November 15, 2014 – Last updated: December 13, 2014