The Representation of the Community in Postmodern Women Writers and Filmmakers (France and the Francophone Countries)
The project "The Representation of the Community in Postmodern Women Writers and Filmmakers (France and the Francophone Countries)" aims to reflect on the concept of community in women's writing of contemporaneity, extending the reflection of the first project ("The representation of desire in writers and filmmakers of postmodernity") around the subject and the Other. In the last thirty years, the concept of community and of the "common" suffered a great discredit -which culminated with the end of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall-, but some thinkers -especially Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Giorgio Agamben, Stanley Fish, etc - have continued to reflect on the "community." In addition, since the end of the 20th century the concept of the community as a space of resistance and criticism and as a political strategy against hegemonic power has gained strength -with Zygmunt Bauman and Judith Butler, for example. Especially relevant are the "communities of those who do not have a community" (Bataille), which appear as places of subversion -but which can, in turn, become hegemonic and uniform powers.
- Carry out a comparative study of film and literary works produced by women (during postmodernity) in relation to the concept of community.
- Reflect critically on the concept of community in contemporaneity from the perspectives of gender and sexual difference.
- Analyze the tension between the feeling of belonging to a national / geographical community and to a linguistic community, especially in peninsular and postcolonial literatures.
- Study the tension between the feeling of belonging to a literary / national community and the feeling of exclusion from the homosocial parameters that characterize the formation of a literary or national canon in writing by women.
Photo: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Dancing Figures