Identity, Nation, Discourse: Latin American Women Writers and Artists

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This volume explores women's literary and cultural production in Latin America, and suggests how such works engage with discourses of identity, nationhood, and gender. Including contributions by several prominent Latin American scholars themselves, it seeks to provide a vital insight into the analysis and reception of the works in a local context, and foster debate between Latin American and metropolitan academics. The book is divided into two sections: Women and Nationhood, and Models and Genres. The first ...

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Overview

This volume explores women's literary and cultural production in Latin America, and suggests how such works engage with discourses of identity, nationhood, and gender. Including contributions by several prominent Latin American scholars themselves, it seeks to provide a vital insight into the analysis and reception of the works in a local context, and foster debate between Latin American and metropolitan academics. The book is divided into two sections: Women and Nationhood, and Models and Genres. The first section comprises six chapters which examines women's responses to, and attempts to carve out space within, national discourses in a Latin American context. Spanning the nineteenth century to the present day, the chapters offer an insight into the ways in which Latin American women have constructed themselves as modern subjects of the nation, and made use of the ambiguous spaces created by modernization and national discourses. The section starts firstly with a focus on the Southern Cone, covering Chile and Argentina, and then moves geographically northward, to Colombia and Bolivia. The second section, Models and Genres, consists of six chapters that examine how women writers engage with, and critically re-work, existing literary discourses and paradigms. Considering phenomena such as detective fiction, fairy-tales, and classical mythological figures, the chapters illustrate how these genres and models-frequently coded as masculine-are given new inflections, both as a result of their deployment by women, and as a result of their re-working in a Latin American context.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443803472
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire Taylor is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool, and her research interests include Latin American women's writing, with a particular focus on the novels of Albalucia Angel, Carmen Boullosa, Laura Esquivel, Griselda Gambaro and Angelica Gorodischer. She is currently working on a three-year Leverhulme Grant for the project Gender and Women's Writing in Colombia, on which she is collaborating with researchers in the Universidad del Valle, Colombia. She is also leader on Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature, a collaborative project between Liverpool and the University of Leeds, and is currently working on a co-authored volume, due out in 2009, provisionally entitled Latin@s: The Discourses of Latin American Cyberculture. Recent publications include: Latin American Cyberliterature and Cyberculture, ed. with Thea Pitman (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), and Bodies and Texts: Configurations of Identity in the Works of Griselda Gambaro, Albalucia Angel and Laura Esquivel (Leeds: Maney for the MHRA, 2003).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction: Identity, Nation and Discourse: Tactical Agency and Latin American Women Writers Claire Taylor ix

Part I Women and Nationhood

Chapter 1 La Argentina and La Aljaba: Analytical Approaches Iona Macintyre 2

Chapter 2 Feminist Journals in Latin America 1920-1940: A Space for the Construction of Modern Subjects Claudia Montero 17

Chapter 3 Modernity and Identity: Clorinda Matto de Turner and Alfonsina Storni Gloria Hintze 38

Chapter 4 Defiant Art: The Feminist Dialectic in Violeta Parra's Arpilleras Lorna Dillon 53

Chapter 5 Writing and Identity in Colombian Women Writers Carmiña Navia Velasco 67

Chapter 6 Three Women Articulating their Voices from El Chaupi in Upper Peru and Bolivia: Catalina de Erauso, Adela Zamudio and Domitila Chungara Gabriela Ovando 87

Part II Models and Genres

Chapter 7 Transatlantic Interactions: Seventeenth-Century Women Authors and Literary Self-Consciousness Esther María Villegas de la Torre 104

Chapter 8 From Antigone to Creon: Traditional Masculine Models in the Poetry of Alfonsina Storni and Rosario Castellanos Tania Pleitez Vela 122

Chapter 9 The Perverse Comedy: Genre, Gender and Identity in Marosa di Giorgio's Misales, Camino de las Pedrerías and Rosa Mística Soledad Montañez 144

Chapter 10 Representing the Female Sleuth: Logic and Femininity in Angélica Gorodischer's Floreros de alabastro, alfombras de Bokhara Ana García Chichester 161

Chapter 11 Poligonal Prism of Writing: Cuentos de Hades Luisa Valenzuela Maria Teresa Medeiros-Lichem 176

Chapter 12 Ser mujer, ni estar ausente: Sor Juana's Silence in María Luisa Bemberg's Yo, la peor de todas Mercedes Maroto Camino 192

Afterword: New Perspectives on Latin American Women's Writing Claire Taylor Vilma Penagos 207

Contributors 211

Index 216

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