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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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GARCIA BOJORQUEZ, Socorro  and  ARAOZ ROBLES, María Edith. Lía Dressed as the World: Notes about the Transgression-Abjection Phenomenon on Inés Arredondo's “The Nocturnal Butterflies”. Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2021, vol.7, e668.  Epub Mar 24, 2021. ISSN 2395-9185.

“Las mariposas nocturnas” is a short story by Inés Arredondo originally published in 1979 in the collection of stories called Río subterráneo1. This article explores, from a semiotic perspective, and using gender as an analytic category, how the identity and the subjectivities construct Lía as a literary character. Our aim is to explore the stylistic resources appropriated by the author to develop a transgressive female character within a socio-cultural context of the early twentieth century. This raises questions such as: How does Lía's identity configuration function? Ontologically, how does the transformation of a female character develop? Which sociocultural model is she responding to?

Keywords : subjectivities; transgression; abjection; performativity; power.

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