Geographies of old olaces and bodies: revisioning Caribbean literature written by women

Sandra Regina Goulart Almeida

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Resumo: O presente ensaio discute uma possível revisão da literatura caribenha contemporânea por meio da “ficção especulativa” produzida por mulheres. Ao analisar como essas escritoras procuram unir aspectos tradicionais da literatura caribenha com um discurso distópico e questionador, este ensaio aborda essa ficção especulativa produzida na diáspora, a partir de uma perspectiva de gênero, focalizando o romance Midnight Robber, da escritora caribenha-canadense Nalo Hopkinson.

Palavras-chave: literatura caribenha; ficção especulativa; gênero.

Abstract: This essay discusses how speculative fiction produced by women writers has revisited contemporary Caribbean Literature. By analyzing how these writers combine traditional aspects of Caribbean literature with a dystopian and transgressive discourse, this text addresses the questionings proposed by women writers from a gender perspective, focusing on the novel Midnight Robber by the Caribbean-Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson.

Keywords: Caribbean literature; speculative fiction; gender.


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literatura caribenha; ficção especulativa; gênero; Caribbean literature; speculative fiction; gender.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.19.1.181-193

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Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura
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