Flannery O’Connor y la reescritura (posmoderna y suburbana) de la femme-fataleLeora Watts y Sabbath Lily Hawks

  1. José Manuel Correoso Rodenas 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Odisea: Revista de estudios ingleses

ISSN: 1578-3820

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 23

Pages: 34-47

Type: Article

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Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2022
  • Journal Impact: 0.090
  • Field: FILOLOGÍA MODERNA Quartile: C2 Rank in field: 20/51
  • Field: FILOLOGÍAS Quartile: C3 Rank in field: 145/322


  • Human Sciences: C


The main goal of this article is to analyze how Flannery O’Connor, through Leora Watts and Sabbath Lily Hawks, reaches the goal of introducing the femme-fatale in the tradition of Southern Gothic, from which had lied far apart. These characters represent the two main ways in which the femme-fatale has ever been represented, such as the seductress and the victim. While Leora Watts, presented as a classical femme-fatale, is finally seen as a victim of post-war America, Sabbath Lily Hawks, shown as Gothic damsel in distress, is finally understood as the villain’s tormentor. Religion, seduction, and horror make the atmosphere of Wise Blood perfect for the flourishing of all kinds of femme-fatales.

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