Considering the metaliterary focalization as well as the importance of sensible and sensorial traits in the novels El gato eficaz by Luisa Valenzuela and Un soplo de vida by Clarice Lispector this study proposes the realization of a becoming poetics in both literary works, in the sense that Deleuze and Guattari have developed the theory of becoming. Such an aesthetic is based mainly on two significant factors: first, the transformation of the subject in a virtual entity; secondly, the conversion of the discourse into a modality of becoming guided by a proliferation of voices, planes and fictions.

Bio Note

Fátima R. Nogueira is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Memphis with a specialization in 20th Century Latin American literature. She received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She co-authored with Fernando Burgos the book Conductividades posmodernas en la obra de Enrique Jaramillo Levi. Her publications also include articles in academic journals such as Revista Chilena de Literatura, Alpha, Confluencia, INTI, Luso-Brazilian Review, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Amaltea and Afro Hispanic Review. She is currently working on Poéticas del devenir en la obra de Clarice Lispector y Luisa Valenzuela

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