The Language of Transvestism and the Political Limits of the National-Popular in 20th and 21st Century Latin American Cultural Production.

Show simple item record Almenara, Erika en_US 2015-09-30T14:24:23Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2015-09-30T14:24:23Z 2015 en_US 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the cultural production of seven contemporary Latin American artists that explicitly foreground non-normative genders and sexualities. It argues that they can be read not only as works about personal identity, but also as constitutive of the horizon of an alternative political language. This language challenges some of the basic claims to legitimacy of the Latin American national-popular project that during the 20th century sought to produce a collective national and ethnic identity through exclusion and expulsion of difference in its quest for political dominance and hegemony. This dissertation explores how these languages reveal the political, cultural, and aesthetic limits of the national-popular in Latin America, and focuses on the way in which image, performance, and narrative employ transvestism as a technique to queer the ideal of a modern collective national and ethnic identity. It combines an analysis of works by renowned writers (Reinaldo Arenas, Senel Paz, Jorge Ronet, José Donoso) and visual and performance artists Giuseppe Campuzano, Héctor Acuña, and Pedro Lemebel. It also draws on theoretical contributions to LGBTQ studies from Anglophone criticism (Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Teresa de Lauretis, David Halperin, Annamarie Jagose, Ben. Sifuentes Jaúregui, Brad Epps) and Latin American criticism (Severo Sarduy, Néstor Perlóngher, Juan Pablo Sutherland), aesthetics and politics (Nelly Richard, Jean Franco, Alberto Moreiras, Gareth Williams), as well as on Latin American historical and critical perspectives. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject non-normative sexualities en_US
dc.subject Latin American national-popular project en_US
dc.subject fictive ethnicity en_US
dc.subject hegemony en_US
dc.title The Language of Transvestism and the Political Limits of the National-Popular in 20th and 21st Century Latin American Cultural Production. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreename PhD en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline Romance Languages and Literatures: Spanish en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Williams, Gareth en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Alberto, Paulina Laura en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rodriguez-Matos, Jaime en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember La Fountain-Stokes, Lawrence M. en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Pedraza, Silvia en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Romance Languages and Literature en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Humanities en_US
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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