Orlandos: interchange between Virginia Woolf and Sally Potter

Fabiana Gomes Assis


I intend, in this essay, to think over the dialogue between literary and filmic narratives from a perspective that is in tune with feminist thought. For this, I'll bring into view Virginia Woolf's intriguing book, Orlando: a biography (1928), followed by its cinematographic re-creation, Orlando (1992), directed and produced by the authentic Sally Potter, keeping in mind that both authors, in their work, demonstrate certain concern and engagement in questioning the social roles played by women and men culturally. Therefore, the objective is to reflect on the convergences between these two texts, concerning the problematization related to the ambivalently built identitary gender of the protagonist. 


Feminisms; Gender; Orlando; Virginia Woolf; Sally Potter


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2017v70n1p187

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