Styles of the Flesh: an Anthropological Mutation


  • Daniel Link Universidad de Buenos Aires



Copi, Performativity, Latin American theatre, Gender troubles


The short essay proposes a proto-queer reading of the work of playwright Raul Dalmonte (aka COPI), based on the author’s extensive research work on this champion of the Argentinian avant-garde. Here, the characters of COPI’s “theater of the world”, the puppets and mirages of his great baroque deception, are signaled as the standard-bearers of a new anthropology of the pose.

Author Biography

Daniel Link, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Writer and scholar in Argentinian literature, Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. He teaches courses on 20th Century Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. He has edited the complete works of Rodolfo Walsh (El violento oficio de escribir, Ese hombre y otros papeles personales) and published, among others, the essay books La chancha con cadenas, Cómo se lee (translated into Portuguese), Leyenda. Literatura argentina: cuatro cortes, Clases. Literatura y disidencia, Fantasmas. Imagination and Society, Suturas. Imágenes, escritura, vida (translated into Portuguese) and La lógica de Copi, novels, poetry collections. His novels include Los años 90 (2001), La ansiedad: novela trash (2004) y Montserrat (2006). He directs the scientific project “Archivo y diagram de lo viviente”.


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Copi, 2011, Teatro 1, Buenos Aires, El Cuenco de Plata.

Copi, 2012, Teatro 2, Buenos Aires, El Cuenco de Plata.

Copi, 2016, Teatro 4, Buenos Aires, El Cuenco de Plata.

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How to Cite

Link, D. (2022). Styles of the Flesh: an Anthropological Mutation. Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, 5(1), 175–182.



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