This article deals with gender and subjectivity in Laura Restrepo's La novia oscura, in which Colombia's insertion into multinational capitalism creates homosocial subcommunities which briefly challenge patriarchal-heterosexual norms. The novel explores the mother-daughter relationship as part of a `lesbian continuum'. Its crucial resymbolization of the mother figure can be seen as a feminist reinscription of foundational fictions, and becomes a counterpoint to a psychic and physical nomadism, which, while echoing tropes of displacement common to the Colombian cultural context, also becomes emblematic of postmodern feminine subjectivity.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Modern Language Review (MLR)|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2008|