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Research Article

Antigone’s Collective Body

Myth and Rewritings in Sara Uribe’s Antígona González

Laura Alicino    Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italia    



In this article we will analyse the use of intertextuality in Sara Uribe’s Antígona González. From a theoretical point of view, we will focus on the relationship between Antígona González and both Sophocles’ myth and other European and Latin-American reinterpretations of it, trying to set the structural function of myth as a textual device, which tries to undermine its permanent structure. This specific use of myth will be therefore connected with the thematic dimension of Antigone’s body, in order to investigate the meaning of its collective re-use in the Mexican recontextualisation proposed by Uribe, together with all the esthetical, ethical and political implications derived from that.

Keywords: Myth. Antigone. Sara Uribe. Documentary poetry. Intertextuality. Body poetics. | Mito. Antígona. Sara Uribe. Poesía documental. Intertextualidad. Poética corporal.

Language: es

Submitted: Dec. 18, 2019   Accepted: Jan. 27, 2020   Published: Dec. 21, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2020/114/005

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