A mulher (trans) formada na ficção de Fernanda Young

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This research is grounded in the persperctive of the body, the eroticism and female identity are elements visibly associated with literature. Specifically, in Western context, the female image has always been associated with beauty, grace, youth of a perfect and sexy body which does not allow defects or variations. In contemporary times the body cult especially, the female has become a fashion requirement that guided by midia ordains a pattern of body aesthetics based on thinness for women to follow in order to attend a consumer market each increasingly demanding. It is considered that the individual is materialized by the body and his identity that is formed from habits, customs, tradition, value and belief of a people, a society in relation to itself. From the experience and individual contact with these values it happens his identity formation. We propose to realize a body study, eroticism and identity into A sombra das asas (1997) by contemporary writer Fernanda Young from Rio de Janeiro, because it contains favorable elements to this discussion. In this novel, the protagonist does not mold within the aesthetic standards dictated by current fashion, that leads her to resort to plastic surgery innovations to transform her body to the required model by contemporary standards in order to perform a vengeance causing herself an identity crisis. To do so, we search on David Le Breton (2003); Denise Bernuzzi de Sant‟Anna (2001); Gilles Lipovestsky (2004); Stuart Hall (2004); Georges Vigarello (2006) e Joana Vilhena de Novaes (2013). These ones and other authors were also researched to discussion.



Estética corporal, Identidade, Imagem feminina, Cirurgia plástica, Body aesthetics, Identity, Female image, Plastic surgery


BASTOS, Marta Maria. A mulher (trans) formada na ficção de Fernanda Young. 2014. 120 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem (RC) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2014.