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    Girls' Aesthetics of Existence in/With Hayao Miyazaki's Films

    Trafí-Prats, L (2016) Girls' Aesthetics of Existence in/With Hayao Miyazaki's Films. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 17 (5). pp. 376-383. ISSN 1532-7086

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    In this article, I analyze the processual aesthetic production of girl subjectivity in/with Hayao Miyazaki's films through a feminist materialist perspective informed by the writings of Karen Barad, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Elizabeth Grosz, and Affrica Taylor. I elaborate on feminist materialist concepts such as those of relational ontology, aesthetics of existence, worldmaking, mythopoesis, queer kin, and gender/sexual difference. With these concepts, I philosophically and ethnographically inquire in/with girl spectators who are interested in the experimentation with new modalities of existence that do not limit to those of success and alienation, but allow for creative possibilities of rupture, recomposition, and transversalization of girl subjectivities.

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