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Title:Re-Appropriation of Patriarchal Female Myths in the Short Fiction of Luisa Valenzuela
Author(s):Cogdell, Cheryl Novak
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Evelyn Picon-Garfield
Department / Program:Spanish
Discipline:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, Modern
Abstract:Chapter Four investigates Valenzuela's "Si esto es la vida, yo soy Caperucita Roja" a re-vision of the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." I present a brief review of critical theories concluding with a feminist interpretation of this classic tale, establishing that the classical versions were misogynistic and repressed female sexuality. My reading of Valenzuela's story reveals that she has created a female quest and initiation story in which the protagonist discovers her mature sexual identity as a result of the sexual experiences she encounters along the path to Grandmother's house. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:164 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86173
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9717263
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997


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