Where is Paradise? Este cuerpo mío by Mariana Villegas and corporal affect

  • Analola Santana Dartmouth College - Estados Unidos
Keywords: fat bodies; gender, shame; beauty.


This article critiques the patriarchal view of the fat female body to affirm the possibilities that an affective discourse of liberation allows. An analysis of the Mexican play Este cuerpo mío by Mariana Villegas exemplifies these possibilities. The representation of fat bodies and the effects that this brings with it, fall with more significant damage on female bodies due to the social construction of genders from patriarchal culture. Specifically, shame imposed on the body that does not conform to a beauty model has disastrous consequences on female bodies. With her staging, Mariana Villegas uses an affective discourse to dismantle this shame and find her acceptance.


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Author Biography

Analola Santana, Dartmouth College - Estados Unidos

Ph.D. Profesor Asociado de Teatro.


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How to Cite
Santana, A. (2023). Where is Paradise? Este cuerpo mío by Mariana Villegas and corporal affect. Religación, 8(35), e2301033. https://doi.org/10.46652/rgn.v8i35.1033