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Acta Scientiarum. Language and Culture 2015, 37 1

Autor: Cielo Griselda Festino

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=307437749005


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Acta Scientiarum.
Language and Culture ISSN: 1983-4675 eduem@uem.br Universidade Estadual de Maringá Brasil Festino, Cielo Griselda Dalit women life-narratives and literature as experience Acta Scientiarum.
Language and Culture, vol.
37, núm.
1, enero-marzo, 2015, pp.
25-36 Universidade Estadual de Maringá .jpg, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=307437749005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Acta Scientiarum http:--www.uem.br-acta ISSN printed: 1983-4675 ISSN on-line: 1983-4683 Doi: 10.4025-actascilangcult.v37i1.23930   Dalit women life-narratives and literature as experience Cielo Griselda Festino Universidade Paulista, Rua Apeninos, 267, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
E-mail: cielofestino@gmail.com ABSTRACT.
Jacques Ranciere (2011, p.
53) observes that rather than create works of art, contemporary artists want to get out of the museum “[.] and induce alterations in the space of everyday life, generating new forms of relations”.
In this context, the aim of this paper is to discuss the power of literature to turn experience into life-narratives that will eventually give rise to a differentiated kind of social experience (SMITH; WATSON, 2010), through the reading of the novel Sangati (1994) by the Indian Dalit writer Bama.
In order to make visible the experiences of the Dalit women, Bama rewrites the genre autobiography, as understood in the West, since in her narrative the voice of the community imposes itself upon the voice of the individual.
In so doing, she changes the quality and style of canonical narratives considered as literary so that they will accommodate the stories of silenced people articulated through a differentiated kind of aesthetics. Keywords: Dalit, life-narr...





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