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Identités de Pandore : à la rencontre du paysage comme image de soi
Pandora’s Identities: Discovering the Landscape as a Self-Image

Author(s): María Flores-Fernández
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Studies of Literature
Published by: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai
Keywords: Structural Anthropology; Ecofeminism; Pandora; Geographical Imaginaries; Landscape; Myth-analysis; Mythcriticism;

Summary/Abstract: Considering the postmodern theoretical context of Maxine Sheets-Johnstone’s corporeal turn and la pensée paysagère (“landscaping thought”) in Augustin Berque, the myth of Pandora’s box is defined here as the self-image of landscape through the ecofeminism of Françoise d’Eaubonne (1974) and the identification of women to nature by Carolyn Merchant (1980).This perspective describes how ecofeminism, landscape philosophy and the imaginary of the body introduce the mutable nature of literary myths and, more precisely, the cosmogonic Pandora’s identities assimilated to the archetypal image of the landscape-woman: from Eve-Pandora as femme fatale, the first woman, to Gaia-Pandora, bearer of hope.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 251-268
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: French
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