1st Edition

Gender, Nation and the Formation of the Twentieth-century Mexican Literary Canon

ISBN 9781907975059
Published July 15, 2011 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines and interrogates the gendered process of nation-building through literature which led to the formation of the twentieth-century Mexican canon, taking regular inclusion in encyclopaedias of Mexican literature published in Mexico as evidence of a text being canonical.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Setting the Standard: El indio and the Premio Nacional de Literatura 2. Yo también, Adelita: An Unheard Call for Women's Suffrage 3. La región más transparente: Right Place, Right Time 4. La ciudad y el viento: A Gendered Alternative to Official Nationalism 5. The Exceptional Case of El desfile del amor 6. From Romance to Adultery: Reinterpreting Arráncame la vida 7. Conclusion: Towards a Twenty-First-Century Literary Canon

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