Exemplary Ambivalence in Late Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: Narrating Creole Subjectivity (Exemplary Ambivalence in Late Nineteenth-Century Span

Exemplary Ambivalence in Late Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: Narrating Creole Subjectivity (Exemplary Ambivalence in Late Nineteenth-Century Span

By: Elisabeth L. Austin (author)Hardback

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Exemplary Ambivalence fills a critical gap within studies of 19th-century Spanish America as it explores the inconsistencies of exemplary texts and emphasizes the forms, sources, and implications of creole ideological and narrative multiplicity. This interdisciplinary study examines creole writing subjectivities and ethnic fictions within the construction of national, aesthetic, and gendered cultural identities, highlighting the dynamic relationship between exemplary discourse and readers as active interpretive agents.

About Author

Elisabeth L. Austin is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: The Problematics of Exemplary Discourse in 19th-Century Spanish America One From Postcolonial Subjects to Ambivalent Exemplars: Creole Subjectivity in 19th-Century Spanish-American Narrative Two Creole Paternalism and Ambivalent National Subjectivity in Eugenio Cambaceres Three Exemplary Modernism: The Science of Decadence in Jose Asuncion Silva's De sobremesa Four Monstrous Progeny: Fragile National Ideologies in Jose Marti's Lucia Jerez Five Ideological Psychosis and Impotent Compassion in Clorinda Matto de Turner Six Modeling Multiplicity: Gender and Authority in Juana Manuela Gorriti's Cocina eclectica Conclusion: Reading Creole Subjects Bibliography Index About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781611484649
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781611484649
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 1611484642

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