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NEMLA 2022- Representations of the Female Body in Pakistani Literature and Film

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:56am
Sameera Abbas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The mind and body binarism and its correlation with the male and female as opposites has been a subject of debate among academic scholars for some time now. Feminists have challenged such dualism and the related assumptions by offering accounts of the relationship between subjectivity, corporeality and identity. These changes in attitudes towards corporeality have also led to a change in treatments of the female characters in literature who once represented as passive and vulnerable seem to have achieved autonomy and control of their bodies and thus their subjectivity.