The importance of being called Lilia

In this inquiry on the ‘autobiografía’ (autobiography) and the ‘curriculum operis’ of the Costa Rican writer Lilia Ramos I glimpse at the change of name scrounged by Lilia since her infancy, as a kind of incantation in which she asserts and reinvents herself since she was a little girl, to shine int...

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Main Author: Fallas Arias, Teresa
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/humanidades/article/view/19384
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/15034
Summary: In this inquiry on the ‘autobiografía’ (autobiography) and the ‘curriculum operis’ of the Costa Rican writer Lilia Ramos I glimpse at the change of name scrounged by Lilia since her infancy, as a kind of incantation in which she asserts and reinvents herself since she was a little girl, to shine intellectually, academically and professionally as an adult, when she manages to transmute her ‘ugliness’ complex into vital resistance. I focus this reading on the perspective written by Judith Butler in the book Language, power and identity, a text in which the rhetoric refers to the violent and injurious action of names and their relationship with personal identity.