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dc.contributor.advisorLarochelle, Marie-Helene
dc.creatorNajjar, Naba Al
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-28T12:42:45Z
dc.date.available2018-05-28T12:42:45Z
dc.date.copyright2017-04-17
dc.date.issued2018-05-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/34464
dc.description.abstractConceptualized by Jrme Meizoz, an auctorial posture is a writers literary identity. Its an image produced from the interaction between discourse and verbal and nonverbal behavior. As an author finds himself thrown into the public domain, he has to control this constructed identity. However, some authors fall prey to this image. In this study, the concept of posture is applied to a genre that interweaves fiction and reality: the autofictive works of Albertine Sarrazin, Grislidis Ral and Nelly Arcan, three authors who have engaged in prostitution. In fact, prostitution raises questions of power, inequality and social norms. In her autofictive work, Sarrazin, the first woman to have written about her life as a criminal and prostitute, demonstrates how strong of an impact traditional female gender roles have on society and judicial procedures. It was still believed that the deliquent woman must be dismissed as a pathological exception. In light of Michel Foucaults theories, Sarrazins discourse is a revolt against a power that believes criminality in women to be the manifestation of a disease in need of treatment. In contrast, Real embraces this stigma. To free herself from morality and its binding discourse, she calls prostitution a delinquency. Her discourse thus subverts social and dominant norms on sexuality. However, Arcan shows that those norms are difficult to erase. In her autofictive works, she states that any woman who conforms to the high standards of beauty established by the mass media is a whore. It is undeniable that her discourse questions feminism. In conclusion, this study unmasks the power relations that govern the norms of a society that unveils itself as no less patriarcal.
dc.language.isofr
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dc.subjectWomen's studies
dc.titlePostures de la marginalité : Albertine Sarrazin (1937-1967), Grisélidis Réal (1929-2005), Nelly Arcan (1973-2009)
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineEtudes francophones
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2018-05-28T12:42:45Z
dc.subject.keywordsNelly Arcan
dc.subject.keywordsGrisélidis Réal
dc.subject.keywordsAlbertine Sarrazin
dc.subject.keywordsPosture
dc.subject.keywordsAutofiction
dc.subject.keywordsRécit autofictif
dc.subject.keywordsSociocritique
dc.subject.keywordsSocial
dc.subject.keywordsSociété de consommation
dc.subject.keywordsMouvement des travailleuses du sexe
dc.subject.keywordsNarratif
dc.subject.keywordsFoucault
dc.subject.keywordsFemme
dc.subject.keywordsEmancipation
dc.subject.keywordsEmpowerment
dc.subject.keywordsRésistance
dc.subject.keywordsStigmate
dc.subject.keywordsStigmatisation
dc.subject.keywordsMorale
dc.subject.keywordsReligion
dc.subject.keywordsLittérature carcérale
dc.subject.keywordsDiscipline
dc.subject.keywordsContrôle pénal
dc.subject.keywordsLittérature
dc.subject.keywordsFrancophone
dc.subject.keywordsFéminisme
dc.subject.keywordsSexualité
dc.subject.keywordsProstituée
dc.subject.keywordsProxénète
dc.subject.keywordsClient
dc.subject.keywordsProstitution
dc.subject.keywordsPornographie
dc.subject.keywordsViolence
dc.subject.keywordsAnormale
dc.subject.keywordsMarginalité
dc.subject.keywordsMonstre
dc.subject.keywordsAbjection
dc.subject.keywordsDéviance
dc.subject.keywordsSoumission
dc.subject.keywordsDomination
dc.subject.keywordsRapport de force
dc.subject.keywordsSuisse
dc.subject.keywordsFrance
dc.subject.keywordsQuébec


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