Becoming-cat or what a woman’s body can do

Authors

  • Maria Tamboukou

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/jnmr.v2i2.35894

Abstract

Drawing on a body of literature that considers narrative meaning emerging  in intra-species entanglements, in this paper I read Gwen John’s letters revolving around her relationship with the many cats she lived with throughout her life. I am particularly interested in throwing light at moments when a woman’s body makes strong connections with the animal’s body blurring the boundaries between humans and non-humans through a cosmological ethics of care. In doing so, I follow trails of Deleuze’s and Guattari’s idea of becoming-animal, as it is fleshed out through a narrative analysis of a modernist woman artist’s letters.

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Published

2021-07-26

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Section

Monographical Articles