Gender And The Self In Latin American Literature by Emma StanilandGender And The Self In Latin American Literature by Emma Staniland

Gender And The Self In Latin American Literature

byEmma StanilandEditorEmma Staniland

Hardcover | October 21, 2015

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This book explores six texts from across Spanish America in which the coming-of-age story ('Bildungsroman') offers a critique of gendered selfhood as experienced in the region's socio-cultural contexts. Looking at a range of novels from the late twentieth century, Staniland explores thematic concerns in terms of their role in elucidating a literary journey towards agency: that is, towards the articulation of a socially and personally viable female gendered identity, mindful of both the hegemonic discourses that constrain it, and the possibility of their deconstruction and reconfiguration.

Myth, exile and the female body are the three central themes for understanding the personal, social and political aims of the Post-Boom women writers whose work is explored in this volume: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, 'ngeles Mastretta, Sylvia Molloy, Cristina Peri Rossi and Zo'ald' Their adoption, and adaptation, of an originally eighteenth-century and European literary genre is seen here to reshape the global canon as much as it works to reshape our understanding of gendered identities as socially constructed, culturally contingent, and open-ended.

Emma Stanilandis a Teaching Fellow in Spanish American Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research interests include Spanish American women's writing, Latino/a culture and literature with a particular focus on US writers with roots in the Hispanic Caribbean, genre studies, and feminist literary theory.
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Title:Gender And The Self In Latin American LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415708311

ISBN - 13:9780415708319

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