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“Now Let Us Shift” the Subject: Tracing the Path and Posthumanist Implications of La Naguala / The Shapeshifter in the Works of Gloria Anzaldúa
MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.
  • Kelli D. Zaytoun, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract

The article explores technologies of the self via the boundaries that happen between the subject and other human and nonhuman entities in Gloria Anzaldúa's use of the concept of "la naguala," the shapeshifter. Topics discussed include the path of la naguala in Anzaldúa's work, her radical skepticism of Western ontology and the humanist subject, and the relationship between la naguala and Anzaldúan subjectivity.

DOI
10.1093/melus/mlv050
Citation Information
Kelli D. Zaytoun. "“Now Let Us Shift” the Subject: Tracing the Path and Posthumanist Implications of La Naguala / The Shapeshifter in the Works of Gloria Anzaldúa" MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. Vol. 40 Iss. 4 (2015) p. 69 - 88 ISSN: 0163755X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kelli_zaytoun/8/