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Femeile în cultura vizuală: Ipostaze feminine în proza lui Tracy Chevalier
Women in Visual Culture: Instances of Femininity in Tracy Chevalier's Fiction

Author(s): Raluca Ghenţulescu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Visual culture; femininity; representation

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present Tracy Chevalier's perspective on the female body as a product of visual culture, both socially constructed and culturally mediated. Connoted as an instrument of power, woman's anatomy is seen both as a producer of artistic images (in painting, sculpture and tapestry) and as a shifting icon throughout time. Therefore, this contemporary British female writer tries, in all her five novels published so far, to convey a symbolic meaning to the representation of every woman she depicts, using various images, from the iconic representation of the Virgin to the non-conformist description of a circus ballerina.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-22
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English