How to ‘(not) arrive’ : Hélène Cixous’s and Sara Stridsberg’s drama vs. appropriation



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity - Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik
Keywords Hélene Cixous; Sara Stridsberg; feminist postdramatic theatre; appropriation; the narrator in drama; the stream of consciousness in drama
Description In answer to Cara Berger, this article examines how Hélene Cixous’s play Portrait de Dora and Sara Stridsberg’s play Valerie ska bli president i Amerika approach as examples of feminist drama (and in case of Cixous, also an example of feminist postdramatic theatre) the problem of appropriation, an important question of feminist theories. The article maps the means the texts use to tackle the problem, or whether they resign on it, and discusses Cixous’s reinstalment of the narrator in drama and usage of a structure based on the narrative mode of the stream of consciousness as methods to highlight appropriation processes.
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