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Fitting the world to the words uttered: an analysis on the (in)effectiveness of English language to deal with Carter fictional characters in Woolf and Carter

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ISBN: 978-­84-­16829-­28-­6
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2018
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This paper deals with the constrictions and possibilities that the written English language presents for non-binary beings. Because of its literary nature, this study offers an analysis of the experiences of fictional characters from the novels Orlando (Virginia Woolf) and The Passion of New Eve (Angela Carter). It is an interdisciplinary work in which I have combined literary studies, gender and feminist studies and sociolinguistics to offer a concise overview of some of the aspects in which English fails to accomplish a complete linguistic reality for non-binaries. I focus on four theoretical points in this paper: (un)available discourses, the power of creation of discourses and who holds it and, finally, the performativity of silence
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Actas del III Congreso Internacional de Estudios de Género, Perspectivas y Retos de Futuro: Jóvenes Investigadores (Getafe, 13 - 15 de junio de 2018) organizado por el Instituto Universitario de Estudios de Género de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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Woolf, Virginia, Carter, Angela
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Investigación joven con perspectiva de género III. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Instituto de Estudios de Género, 2018, pp. 46-53