“El deseo de la rosa”: tatuaje, écfrasis y deseo queer en textos de Samuel Steward y Sylvia Plath

Autores/as

  • Louisa Söllner Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Palabras clave:

tatuajes, écfrasis, deseo queer, Samuel Steward, Sylvia Plath

Resumen

Este ensayo explora los textos de Samuel Steward y Sylvia Plath que interactúan con el espacio cultural del estudio de tatuajes. El artículo se centra en la narración de Plath “The Fifteen Dollar Eagle” y en las múltiples narraciones de Steward sobre su transformación de profesor universitario a artista tatuador. Mis lecturas trazan la manera en que un conflicto con los patrimonios literarios del modernismo, surgidos a través de la marginación del deseo queer en las tradiciones modernistas, lleva a ambos autores a inclinarse por espacios culturales alternativos. En sus textos, el tatuaje no solo crea inscripciones epidérmicas, sino que también promete una subversión de las jerarquías sociales y estéticas y permite imaginar relaciones que desafían la heteronormatividad.

 

Biografía del autor/a

Louisa Söllner, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Louisa Söllner (PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2012) works at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. She has published articles on Cuban-American literature and art and on the relationship between writing and visual art. Her book Photographic Ekphrasis in Cuban-American Fiction: Missing Pictures and Imagining Loss and Nostalgia</em> will be published by Brill (Leiden, NL) in August 2018.

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2020-06-26