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One Phallus for Another: Post-dictatorship Political and Literary Canons

Maja Horn

in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although post-dictatorship Dominican intellectuals and writers have functioned as important critical voices in the Dominican public sphere, this chapter argues that some of the most revered figures, ... More


Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Maja Horn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that discourses of masculinity circulating in the cultural and political sphere in the Dominican Republic, including in much of the country’s literary canon, structure notions of ... More


How Not to Read Junot Díaz: Diasporic Dominican Masculinity and Its Returns

Maja Horn

in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter foregrounds the work of Junot Díaz, the most renowned Dominican American writer since he received the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007). ... More


Still Loving Papi: Globalized Dominican Subjectivities in the Novels of Rita Indiana Hernández

Maja Horn

in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses how Dominican gender formations are impacted by the globalizing forces of neo-liberalism, tourism, the international media, and mass migration. I approach this question through ... More


“The Tam-Tam of Drums from the West”: Shifting Representations of Haiti in the Later Work of Aída Cartagena Portalatín

Elizabeth C. Russ

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 argues that although Haiti's presence is relatively absent in much of Aída Cartagena Portalatín’s work, when Haiti is visible, it signals an important transformation in Cartagena's thinking ... More


Archives of Afro-Affirmation: Post-Trujillo Journals and Dominican Literary Blackness

Raj Chetty

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Raj Chetty demonstrates that in the period following General Rafael Trujillo's assassination in 1961, literary and cultural journals published works that evidenced engagement with an African diaspora ... More


Transnational Romances and Sex Tourism in Chochueca’s Strategy, by Rita Indiana Hernández; “Emoticons,” by Aurora Arias; and “Heading South,” by Dany Laferrière

Elena Valdez

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Elena Valdez analyzes transactional, heterosexual romance as an allegory of national and transnational formations in her chapter on contemporary Dominican literature and Haitian literature. Rita ... More


Engendering Resistance: Hilma Contreras’s Counternarratives

Maja Horn

in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the literary oeuvre of Hilma Contreras (1913–2006), unjustly ignored by literary scholars, even after the author became the first woman to receive the national literary prize ... More


Dictating Narrative Power

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

Chapter 1 uses Junot Díaz’s novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao to explore the tensions between the two definitions of “to dictate”: to order or command authoritatively and absolutely, and to ... More


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