Jessica Folkart offers a timely and much needed study of how Christina Fernández Cubas explores issues of identity in democratic Spain. Cubas' work is considered among the most influential work in identity construction and her first collection of short stories, Mi hermana Elba, was hailed by critics and writers alike as the initiator of a renaissance in Spanish short fiction. She has since established herself as a master of the genre and applied her talents to the novel and theater as well. This study explores the reconstruction of identity in the context of post-totalitarian Spain, and more widely, of post-modern Western culture. This book is organized so that each chapter foregrounds a collection of short stories of the author's two novels as a backdrop for exploring a key angle of identity formation. It sets Fernández Cubas' innovative Spanish texts in dialogue with key theorists such as Bakhtin, Bhabha, Butler, Foucault, Kristeva, and Vatimo in its analysis of the ongoing mediation of contemporary identity.
|Publisher:||Bucknell University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Jessica A. Folkart received her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Kansas and currently is assistant professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her research interests focus on literary theory and contemporary Peninsular literature, particularly narrative. She is the author of numerous essays on contemporary Spanish writers.