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Palimpsestic Bodies in Ruxandra Cesereanu’s Poetry
Palimpsestic Bodies in Ruxandra Cesereanu’s Poetry

Author(s): Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Romanian Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Summary/Abstract: A comparative discourse analysis of Cesereanu’s quest for embodied knowledges in her poetry and in her political writings would be highly profitable in revealing the complexities of the author’s voice. Such a study, however, would have to exceed the limited scope of this paper. To do justice to Cesereanu’s richness of symbolism and expression, I will instead focus on one representative volume only - the already mentioned anthology The Woman Crusader - in order to try to prove that, within the wider frame of Cesereanu’s symbolic representation of history from the perspective of the female self, the body is the main vehicle in a gendered, yet personal battle for knowledge and also the main site of effecting change through writing.

  • Page Range: 35-56
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: English