(Re)asserting the Feminist Sensibilities: Confessionalism, Christian Feminism, and the Poems of Eunice de Souza
In her poems, Eunice de Souza, one of the most prominent Indian women poets writing in English, depicts women’s cultural sensitivities, their developing personalities in a male-dominated societal structure, their desire for independence, and frustrations stemming from their constrained surroundings. Her poetry demonstrates a range of feminist aesthetics and efforts to chart new territory for women. Her treatment of love and sexuality confirms her discontentment with a society that necessitates a woman’s silence and subservience. In her compositions, she implements an assertive and subversive tonality, and this article illustrates how the poet’s confessional mood enables readers a glimpse into her hardships and tormented psychological state, on the one hand, and the moral dilemmas and diversity of the female psyche, on the other. The article demonstrates how Eunice’s treatment of women is crucial in terms of how Christian women in Indian patriarchal society can interpret and carry out their own identities.
"(Re)asserting the Feminist Sensibilities: Confessionalism, Christian Feminism, and the Poems of Eunice de Souza,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
6, Article 6.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss6/6