Latin American Women's Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis / Edition 1

Latin American Women's Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis / Edition 1

by Anny Brooksbank Jones, Anny Brooksbank Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198715137

ISBN-13: 9780198715139

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This collection of essays on Latin American women's writing—written by the leading feminist critics in Latin America, the United States, and Europe—rethinks notions of gender and cultural identity and examines the specific discursive practices of a range of female-authored texts. The contributors offer fresh readings of canonical authors, such as Maria

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This collection of essays on Latin American women's writing—written by the leading feminist critics in Latin America, the United States, and Europe—rethinks notions of gender and cultural identity and examines the specific discursive practices of a range of female-authored texts. The contributors offer fresh readings of canonical authors, such as Maria Luisa Bombal and Rosario Castellanos, and present essays on emerging Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina writers. The collection represents the most influential strands in current feminist criticism on Latin America, including psychoanalytic, post-structuralist, and Marxist approaches, with their diverse post-colonial and philosophical inflections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198715139
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Hispanic Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Note on Contributors
Introduction1
1Acting/Seeing Woman: Griselda Gambaro's El Despojamiento10
2Literary Constructions and Gender Performance in the Novels of Norah Lange30
3The Dialogics of Testimony: Autobiography as Shared Experience in Nellie Campobello's Cartucho46
4The Wandering Text: Situating the Narratives of Isabel Allende66
5Topologies of Catastrophe: Horror and Abjection in Diamela Eltit's Vaca Sagrada85
6Narcissus in Bloom: The Desiring Subject in Modern Latin American Narrative: Maria Luisa Bombal and Juan Rulfo104
7Blood and Mirrors: Imagery of Violence in the Writings of Alejandra Pizarnik127
8Cristina Peri Rossi's Gender Project: Rewriting Male Subjectivity and Sexuality in Solitario De Amor148
9Sonia Coutinho Revisits the City163
10Cross-Cultural Homebodies in Cuba: The Poetry of Excilia Saldana179
11Latin American Feminist Critism Revisited201
12Response: Cutting/Edge215
Afterword: From Romance to Refractory Aesthetic226
Index239

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