Nommer son mal : <em>Putain</em> de Nelly Arcan
AbstractIn this article, I examine the autofictional narrative Whore by Quebec writer Nelly Arcan, demonstrating how the psychoanalytic confession of the "whore" narrator (whom we are tempted to confuse with the author) inserts itself into a project of women's genealogy. Following a symbolic death, the narrator gives birth to her story and succeeds in placing herself within the tradition of écriture au féminin. She wishes to remember the women of past generations who have been subjected to male desire and silenced; however, her very act of appropriating language in the name of women is ambiguous in that she herself is often complicit in their objectification and degradation. Résumé Dans cette étude, j'examine le récit autofictionnel Putain de Nelly Arcan, démontrant comment la confession psychanalytique de la « putain »-narratrice (qu'on a tendance à confondre avec l'auteure) s'insère dans un projet de généalogie au féminin. Après une mort symbolique, la narratrice accouche de son récit et réussit à se placer dans la tradition de l'écriture au féminin. Elle veut mettre en valeur les femmes au cours des générations qui ont été soumises au désir masculin et réduites au silence. Toutefois, la prise de parole de la narratrice au nom des femmes est ambiguë dans la mesure où celle-ci est parfois complice de l'objectivation et la dégradation des femmes.
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