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Le Rire comme enjeu féministe: une lecture de l’humour dans "Les Mouflettes d’Atropos" de Chloé Delaume et "Baise-moi" de Virginie Despentes

Alternative title Laughter as a Feminist Issue : A Reading of Humour in Les mouflettes d’Atropos (Chloé Delaume) and Baise-moi (Virginie Despentes)

Citation
Sauzon V (2012) Le Rire comme enjeu féministe: une lecture de l’humour dans "Les Mouflettes d’Atropos" de Chloé Delaume et "Baise-moi" de Virginie Despentes [Laughter as a Feminist Issue : A Reading of Humour in Les mouflettes d’Atropos (Chloé Delaume) and Baise-moi (Virginie Despentes)]. Recherches Feministes, 25 (2), pp. 65-81. https://doi.org/10.7202/1013523ar

Abstract
Humour, albeit caustic, is central to the works of Virginie Despentes and Chloé Delaume, two important figures in contemporary French literature. This article will demonstrate that this sarcastic laughter has two main functions as a feminist issue. Through irony and parody, it both denounces the system of masculine domination and circumvents the traditional exercise of power. Feminist laughter, which implies particular shared beliefs, cannot be seen either as a mere provocation or as merely an embittered observation. Rather, it constitutes an entertaining and uninhibited means of resistance, one which is still perceived as threatening by some readers.

Journal
Recherches Feministes: Volume 25, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Sauzon, Virginie
Publication date31/12/2012
PublisherUniversité Laval
ISSN0838-4479
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