Transing the Algerian Nation-State: Textual Transgender and Intersex from Pre-Independence to the Black Decade

Acta Neophilologica

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Title Transing the Algerian Nation-State: Textual Transgender and Intersex from Pre-Independence to the Black Decade
Proces spolnega prehajanja v alžirski nacionalni državi: tekstovna transspolnost ter interspolnost od obdobja pred samostojnostjo do črnega desetletja
Creator Zabus, Chantal
Subject Transgender
queer Maghreb
nacionalna država
magrebski kvir
Description The article examines the role of transgender and intersex in two key-texts, Marie-Pierre Pruvot’s Marie parce que c’est joli (2007) and Fériel Assima’s Rouhlem ou le sexe des anges (1996). Both texts chronicle two «moments» in Algerian history: 1) the two decades leading to Algerian independence in 1962; and 2) the Black decade spanning 1988-1998. These «moments» are experienced by two protagonists—pied-noir Jean-Pierre Pruvot and MTF Marie-Pierre Pruvot, rolled into one; and Assima’s intersex character raised as a boy, Rhoulem. Both their repressed feminine genders and bodies-in-transition, reflected through the discursive erosion of male genitalia, augur the “transing” of the Algerian nation-state, away from a traditional engendering of the nation-state as male.
Članek raziskuje vlogo transspolnosti in interspolnosti v dveh ključnih tekstih (Marie-Pierre Pruvot Marie parce que c’est joli (2007) in Fériel Assima Rouhlem ou le sexe des anges (1996), ki oba predstavljata kroniki dveh pomembnih obdobij alžirske zgodovine, dveh desetletij, ki sta vodili do alžirske samostojnosti leta 1962 ter t.i. črno desetletje v letih 1988-1998.
Publisher Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakulte / Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
Date 2019-12-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Acta Neophilologica; Vol 52 No 1-2 (2019); 69-96
Acta Neophilologica; L. 52 Št. 1-2 (2019); 69-96
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Chantal Zabus

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