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Estudios - Centro de Estudios Avanzados. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

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ROTGER, Patricia. Monstruos: invención y política. Estud. - Cent. Estud. Av., Univ. Nac. Córdoba [online]. 2015, n.34, pp.259-271. ISSN 1852-1568.

As part of our research on representations of sexuality in today's Argentinian literature, Susy Shock's poem, «Reivindico mi derecho a ser un monstruo,» and Gabriela Cabezón Cámara novel, Romance de la negra rubia, presented an appropriation of monstrosity that combines, at the same time, life, art and politics. Working with the notion of invention that allows me to think modes of subjectivity around the figure of the monster that concentrates all its repulsive power and can be read in their artistic and political effects. It is to think not in identity and essentialist terms but in a process of self-figuration that relates to what Guattari called process of singularization and defined as «a relationship of expression and creation in which the individual reappropriates the components of subjectivity». Invention but also reinvention, because it is always double work, reinvention implies a second creative moment, both propose a denaturing of the established, knowledge and initial identities are not recognized as their own and instead it is a creative transformation and changing subjectivity as a process and uniqueness. The monster as political effectiveness, as an artistic fact, as the meaning of life, reprocesses the senses of anomaly, redoubling its repulsive character in relation to the normative culture of behaviour, that regulates language and sexual practices that occur as a result of misalignment of the provisions and create new spaces for literary invention that shape from its uniqueness to a whole field of representations and rhetoric visible in the current literature.

Palabras clave : Sexuality; invention; art; life; politics.

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