La ventana. Revista de estudios de género
versión impresa ISSN 1405-9436
VIVERO MARIN, Cándida Elizabeth. El cuerpo como paradigma teórico en literatura. La ventana [online]. 2008, vol.3, n.28, pp.59-83. ISSN 1405-9436.
Feminist literary theory and criticism have taken the human body as a relevant guideline to explain literary texts written by women. However, they have neglected an equally important aspect: the poetic function of language. This article is an attempt to bring back to the theoretical discussion the need to strike a balance between the communicative and the poetic functions of language, both of which are inherent to the literary text.
Palabras llave : Literature; body; poetic function; theory; criticism.