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Contemporary Spanish American Novels by Women: Mapping the Narrative - Coleccion Tamesis: Serie A, Monografias v. 237 (Hardback)
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Contemporary Spanish American Novels by Women: Mapping the Narrative - Coleccion Tamesis: Serie A, Monografias v. 237 (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 21/08/2007
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Space is critical to imaginative writing. As English novelist Elizabeth Bowen has observed: 'nothing can happen nowhere'. This book offers an interdisciplinary framework for reading novels, and in particular women's fiction in Spanish America, with a focus on geoplot, on space rather than time as the narrative engine. Following the work of Lefebvre and Friedman, the author examines recent works by Spanish America's most visible women novelists - Angeles Mastretta [Mexico], Isabel Allende [Chile], Rosario Ferre [Puerto Rico], Sara Sefchovich [Mexico] and Laura Restrepo [Colombia] -and the ways in which their female protagonists challenge the spatial barriers erected by capitalist hegemony. Margins, borders, liminal spaces, the chora-space, and the body are emphasized as potential sites of transgression. The analysis identifies spatial negotiation as a mechanism both for cementing and for undermining authority, thus exposing the strategies through which literature constructs and represents power. SUSAN CARVALHO is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, and Director of the Middlebury College Spanish School.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781855661424
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


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A ground-breaking synthesis of locational feminism, cultural geographies, and the strategies by which five of Spanish America's most widely read women authors construct identity and question societal hierarchies through the negotiation of space, power, and agency. The author [...] provides a compelling study. [...] This study is a valuable resource for graduate students and scholars, non-Hispanists included, who are interested in interdisciplinary and/or geographic approaches to contemporary literatures. The substance of its first two chapters and its significant bibliography together synthesize two decades of vital writings on feminism, postcoloniality, and transnationalism with more recent work on cultural geographies and the body, offering a unified framework for space- and place-based approaches to literature. CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S WRITING Carvalho's interdisciplinary study on place and space in literary works A valuable addition to critical works on Spanish American women's writing. BRITISH BULLETIN OF PUBLICATIONS brings to the fore the importance of research across disciplines and offers an excellent theoretical approach for additional research in women's literature. BULLETIN OF SPANISH STUDIES, A well written and illuminating study [.] which will be of interest to many students and scholars in the field of Latin American literary and cultural studies. BULLETIN OF HISPANIC STUDIES

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