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De(CUNT)structing Fury: the Viscerality of Sapphic Desire in 21st- Century Spanish Poetry

Abstract : Lesbian sexuality in contemporary Spanish and Catalan poetry is pushing its provocative way among more academic publications. In fact, this sometimes radical poetry systematically plays with genders, sexualities and the multiplicity of desires. Thanks to the study of a dozen of authors who have published their works particularly since 2010, we are trying to make an assessment of the writing of Sapphic desire in current Spain. Our analysis shows that through these poetic voices, we can observe the will to destroy binary and heterocentred patterns implacably. Genderqueer genitalities and uncategorizable sexualities run through the pages to force on us the reading of sexual acts tinged with violence, claimed immorality, hypersexuality or bestiality, often with cannibal inspirations inherited from the writing of the French Monique Wittig. For two poets, Diana J. Torres and Txus García, poetry is a war and transfeminist weapon which allows them to express their will to turn the preestablished canons upside down and to claim their " monstrosity " : the writing of the body is for them a ca-thartic and sexual bomb ready to " blow up everything " , as claims Virginie Despentes who, like Paul Beatriz Preciado, has a strong influence on these artistic circles in Spain. Sexual and textual trash is thus the literary perspective which these poets favour, insofar as it allows them this fierce and furious deconstruction.
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Claire Laguian. De(CUNT)structing Fury: the Viscerality of Sapphic Desire in 21st- Century Spanish Poetry. Ambigua. Revista de Investigaciones sobre género y estudios culturales, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, 2015, Seducciones literarias en la erótica de la escritura. Aportaciones teóricas desde el ámbito francés-español, 2, https://www.upo.es/revistas/index.php/ambigua/article/view/1056. ⟨hal-01542539⟩

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