Literatures and Languages of the World University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Caring Through Disfiguration: Rethinking the Body with Antonin Artaud and David Wojnarowicz

In the perspective of care studies, through the notebooks of Antonin Artaud and David Wojnarowicz, both isolated by illness, this paper explores the violence by which they disfigure the medical view of the body. It aims to draw this body which, by the writing of disfigurement, frees itself from the painful division of the sick and embraces the selfless view of a body no longer held hostage by the ideal of individuality, but made anew by its dissolution into the world where lays the dying self.

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