Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet
Maria-Mercè Marçal

Noèlia Díaz Vicedo

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 90

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 March 2014  •  222pp

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This study focuses upon the work of the Catalan woman poet Maria-Mercè Marçal. It analyses the interaction between body and language in her first five books of poetry. Drawing on the Italian feminist thought of il pensiero della differenza sessuale, it examines the ways in which Marçal’s poetic images display her Catalan feminine subjectivity, including the function of the poet, the space of poetry and the representation of love.

It also explores the potentiality of the space of poetry to reconstruct female identity and reconfigure reality. In addition, it unravels the way in which the poet uses poetry to express the love for the other whilst also extending the boundaries of the self. The central concern is to bridge the fissure between female experience and universal precepts on the art of poetry through the predominance of an embodied and natural iconography.

This study presents Marçal’s poetic compositions within the international panorama of poetry and feminist studies and aims to open up new terrains of discussion in the field of language, body and writing.

Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo is a teaching fellow at The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London.

Reviews:

  • ‘Este libro de Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo constituye una apreciable aportación a los estudios sobre la obra de Maria-Mercè Marçal en general, y sobre su poesía en particular.’ — Javier Letrán, Bulletin of Spanish Studies 94, 2017, 1251-52

Contents:

i-iv
Front Matter
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v-v
Table of Contents
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vi-vi
Acknowledgements
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vii-viii
A Note On References
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1-11
Introduction
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12-53
Chapter 1 the Hermeneutics of the Body
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54-99
Chapter 2 Poiesis
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100-136
Chapter 3 the Poetics of Space: Reconfiguring Reality
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137-187
Chapter 4 Love and Passion: Towards the Process of Self-Transcendence
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188-191
Afterword: Marçal’s Feminine Poetics As A Powerful Principle of Being
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192-209
Bibliography
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210-214
INDEX
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Bibliography entry:

Vicedo, Noèlia Díaz, Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 90 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2014)

First footnote reference: 35 Noèlia Díaz Vicedo, Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 90 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2014), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Vicedo, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Vicedo, Noèlia Díaz. 2014. Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 90 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Vicedo 2014: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Vicedo 2014: 21.

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