Pluralidad singular: transgresiones de la heteronormatividad en Cosmofobia y Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes de Lucía Etxebarria

Marcin Kołakowski

Uniwersytet Warszawski



The novels Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes and Cosmofobia by Lucía Etxebarria are filled with queer concepts—not only do the novels present gay and lesbian characters but they also depict heterosexual characters, mainly women, who transgress patriarchal norms and reject the hetero/homo dichotomy. Etxebarria’s narrative reveals the insufficiencies of traditional gender and sexual role definitions. Basing on the theoretical contributions of Monique Wittig, Christine Delphy, Colette Guillamin, Lucy Irigaray, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, Moe Meyer, Joanna Mizielińska, and Barbara Smith the article aims to extract, describe and analyze the function of feminist, lesbian and queer signs in the novels Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes and Cosmofobia.


Keywords: Lucía Etxebarria; Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes; Cosmofobia; feminism; queer studies