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The Routledge Handbook of Violence in Latin American Literature

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Pablo Baisotti



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This Handbook brings together essays from an impressive group of well-established and emerging scholars from all around the world, to show the many different types of violence that have plagued Latin America since the Pre-Colombian era, and how each has been seen and characterized in literature and other cultural mediums ever since.

This ambitious collection analyzes texts from some of the region's most tumultuous time periods, beginning with early violence that was predominately tribal and ideological in nature; to colonial and decolonial violence between colonizers and the native population; through to the political violence we have seen in the postmodern period, marked by dictatorship, guerrilla warfare, neoliberalism, as well as representations of violence caused by drug trafficking and migration.

The volume provides readers literary examples from across the centuries, showing not only how widespread the violence has been, but crucially how it has shaped the region and evolved over time.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Social and historical presentation

Pablo Baisotti

SECTION I: Early representations of violence in Latin American Literature

CHAPTER 1

"Procuró sosegar y pacificar los indios": Colonial Violence in Latin America

M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo

CHAPTER 2

Discursive territories and epistemic violence in the Andean colonial indigenous literature

Nicolas Beauclair

CHAPTER 3

After Ercilla: violence and militarism in the colonial epic (1569-1610)

Javier de Navascués

CHAPTER 4

Women and War in the Colonial Spanish American Epic: Gendered Boundaries and Erotic Conquest

Sarissa Carneiro

CHAPTER 5

Spaces of Violence in Vice-royal Chronicles: about Inca and Mexica-Tenochca Narrative Tradition

Jhonnatan Zavala, and Clementina Battcock

 

SECTION II: Ideological Violence in Latin American Literature

CHAPTER 6

Honor Killing in 20th Century Latin American Fiction

Jay Corwin

CHAPTER 7

Frantz Fanon in his Third World: Violence and Decolonization

Marcelo Sanhueza

CHAPTER 8

Inscriptions and configurations of violence. Italian immigration in Argentina

Fernanda Elisa Bravo Herrera

CHAPTER 9

History, Violence and Fiction in Alejo Carpentier’s Novel Reasons of State

Rodica Grigore

 

Chapter 10

Marxist-Leninist Anti-Capitalist Success: Muted Violence in Yáñez’s Edge of the Storm, Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo, and Galindo’s Precipice

Nancy Ann Watanabe

CHAPTER 11

Martín Fierro as an integral part of the Peronist identity

Pablo Baisotti

CHAPTER 12

Postcolonial violence and indigeneity in the testimonio Andean Lives. Gregorio Condori Mamani and Asunta Quispe Huamán

Ahmed Correa and Ignacio López-Calvo

 

SECTION III: Popular Violence and Dictatorships in Latin American Literature

CHAPTER 13

Remembering Violence: The Narrative of '68 in Mexico

Stefano Tedeschi

CHAPTER 14

Dulce patria, a collection of poems about the Chilean dictatorship

Horacio Gutiérrez

CHAPTER 15

Pain is measured and detailed: representations of pain and guilt in the works of Alejandro Zambra and Carlos Gamerro

Macarena Areco

CHAPTER 16

From Nunca más to Ni una menos. Testimony and fiction in contemporary Argentine narrative

Victoria García

CHAPTER 17

Rodolfo Walsh and Cuba: Commitment and Militancy in the Shared Origins of Latin American Testimonio and Third Cinema

Alejandro Pedregal

CHAPTER 18

Violence and silence in the feminine narrative on the last civic-military dictactorship in Argentina: neither tricks of the weak nor resilience

Marcela Crespo Buiturón

 

 

CHAPTER 19

Representations of Violence and Peace in Contemporary Central American Narrative

Werner Mackenbach

CHAPTER 20

Counting and recounting stories and bodies: Alfredo Molano on violence and morality

Alejandro Sánchez Lopera

CHAPTER 21

Violence and Responsibility: Ingrid Betancourt and No Silence That Does Not End

Jeffrey Cedeño Mark

 

SECTION IV: New forms of violence in Latin American Literature

CHAPTER 22

Sons without a homeland. Young migrants in contemporary literature

Elena Ritondale

CHAPTER 23

Solange Rodríguez Pappe, Mónica Ojeda and Denise Phé Funchal: femicide in contemporary fantastic literature

Emanuela Jossa

CHAPTER 24

Cien botellas en una pared and Blanco nocturno: The Feminization and Queering of Representations of Violence in Latin American Novels of the [early] 21st Century

Mariana Romo-Carmona

CHAPTER 25

Gender based Violence in Latin-American Neo Crime Fiction Literature. The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguín

Fabián Mossello

CHAPTER 26

Labor Metamorphosis and Violence against Women in Sergio Chejfec’s The Dark

Matías Beverinotti

CHAPTER 27

Skin-Deep: A Psycho-Ontological Analysis of Violence in Sergio Bizzio’s Rabia

Alexander Torres

CHAPTER 28

Representations of violence in Mexico's theater

Hugo Salcedo Larios

 

CHAPTER 29

Postapocalyptic Violence in 21st-century Mexican fiction

Aurelio Iván Guerra, and Gabriel Osuna Osuna

CHAPTER 30

"The past is forever unpredictable": aesthetic and political projections in contemporary Bolivian narrative

Magdalena González Almada

CHAPTER 31

Literary Discourse and Representations of Violence. Spaces and Communities in Argentine Narrative of the 21st century

Liliana Tozzi

Chapter 32

Three poems / Tres poemas

Jesús J. Barquet

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Biography

Pablo Baisotti received his PhD in Politics, Institutions and History from the University of Bologna School of Political Science in 2015. Before that he received an MPhil in International Relations Europe-Latin America from the University of Bologna in 2008 and an MA in Law and Economic Integration from the Universidad Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and University of Salvador in 2007. He received his Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Salvador in 2004. He was Fellow Researcher at the University Sun Yat-sen in China and Full-time Research Fellow at the Maria Sibylla Merian Center, University of Costa Rica. He is currently Associate External Researcher at the University of Brasilia (Department of Latin American Studies). He has published and edited more than 20 books.