Lamentando The Troubles: Milkman de Anna Burns como uma resposta de gênero ao Acordo de Belfast

Autores

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2021.e74608

Palavras-chave:

Anna Burns, The Troubles, Good Friday Agreement, Trauma, subjetividades nômades

Resumo

As últimas duas décadas produziram extensas críticas à lógica progressista do Acordo deBelfast (1999) e sua proposta de um “recomeço” como a melhor forma de homenagear as vítimas do conflito armado ocorrido durante o período conhecido como The Troubles (1968- 1998). Neste artigo, argumentamos que, ao se recusar a esquecer e a seguir em frente sem expor a dor, o romance Milkman, de Anna Burns (2018), mostra o luto e lamenta este período histórico na arena pública, desfazendo o Acordo. Com especial interesse no narrador e protagonista de Burns, a qual  foge da realidade da violência "lendo enquanto caminha", lemos Milkman como uma resposta marcada pelo gênero a esse esquecimento forçado. Se o ato de caminhar pela cidade enquadra o trauma dessa jovem dentro do trauma coletivo do período, tal ato também oferece a possibilidade nômade de recusar as identidades sectárias disponíveis para ela.

Biografia do Autor

Marcela Santos Brigida, UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Mestranda em Literaturas de Língua Inglesa na UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Bolsista CAPES.

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Publicado

2021-01-28

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Contextos literários: gênero, identidade e resistência