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Title:Cuando Las Mujeres Leen: Teorizando El Sujeto Y La Narrativa en La Novelistica Femenina Hispanoamericana De Los 80
Author(s):Uribe, Olga Trullenque
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Schulman, Ivan A.
Department / Program:Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Literature, Modern
Literature, Latin American
Women's Studies
Abstract:Approximately twenty-seven major novels by women from Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay are read as a form of political critique in order to reassess and reconsider cultural production through the specific social conscience developed by Spanish American women during the eighties. The political transition from military authoritarian rule to democracy coincides with the emergence of feminist movements and women's organizations throughout Latin America. Hence, the textual practice born out of this political reality is beyond question shaped by feminist thought and constitutes itself as an intervention in and against dominant culture. The purpose of the dissertation is to study this cultural intervention through the construction of the female social subject and feminine narrative structure. The female body and its many representations in these novels provide a basis for examining the functions of narrative and narrativity. The study stresses a necessary connection between the text and the female reader in order to generate a political dynamic geared to produce the cultural conditions of representability for a new female social subject: one who is a gendered female subject that lives her difference positively as a fundamental category of thought and as a strategy for action.
Issue Date:1993
Description:260 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9314954
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-17
Date Deposited:1993

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