Travestie en gay identiteit in Volmink (1981) van Hennie Aucamp

Show simple item record Visagie, Andries 2012-10-24T06:15:11Z 2012-10-24T06:15:11Z 2004
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dc.description This article was written by Prof. Andries Visagie before he joined the University of Pretoria en_US
dc.description.abstract With his volume of short stories) Volmink (1981), Hennie Aucamp became the first Afrikaans writer to reflect on the implications of the identity construction promoted by the gay liberation movement since the 1960s. It is Aucamp's conviction that gay writing should not restrict itself to the world of homoeroticism; gay writers should also devote themselves to an exploration of the human condition. Through a critical reading of the story "La Divina en die cowboy" from Volmink, this article examines Aucamp's views on identity. For La Divina her identity as a drag queen is a deliberate and spectacular performance. Her selfconscious staging of a feminine identity becomes a parody of the artificiality of all gender identities. As Judith Butler (1993) has demonstrated, hegemonic heterosexuality is also characterised by constant and repeated efforts to imitate its own idealised images through practices of the body. In spite of her affiliation with the gay subculture and her hyperfeminine identity, La Divina in Aucamp's story appropriates the violent practices of a totalising masculinity when she seduces and stabs a "cowboy" during sexual intercourse. Through La Divina Aucamp expresses his scepticism of identity practices and questions the merits of identity construction as a suitable strategy for the emancipation of homosexuals. en_US
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dc.format.extent 15 pages en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Visagie, A 2004, 'Travestie en gay identiteit in Volmink (1981) van Hennie Aucamp', Tydskrif vir Nederlands en Afrikaans, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 184-198. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1022-6966
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_US
dc.publisher Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Neerlandistiek en_US
dc.rights Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Neerlandistiek en_US
dc.subject Aucamp, Hennie en_US
dc.subject Afrikaanse literatuur en_US
dc.subject Afrikaans literature en_US
dc.subject Homoseksualiteit in literatuur en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality in literature en_US
dc.subject Travesty in literature en_US
dc.subject Travestie in literatuur en_US
dc.title Travestie en gay identiteit in Volmink (1981) van Hennie Aucamp en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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