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Title: The Perverse Comedy: Genre, Gender and Identity in Marosa di Giorgio’s Misales, Camino de las Pedrerías, and Rosa Mística
Author(s): Montañez, María Soledad
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Editor(s): Taylor, C
Citation: Montañez MS (2009) The Perverse Comedy: Genre, Gender and Identity in Marosa di Giorgio’s Misales, Camino de las Pedrerías, and Rosa Mística. In: Taylor C (ed.) Identity, Nation, Discourse: Latin American Women Writers and Artists. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 144-160.
Keywords: Latin American women's writing
gender identity
Judith Butler
Marosa di Giorgio
Issue Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 22-May-2013
Abstract: This chapter argues that Marosa di Giorgio’s erotic narrative sets a perverse comedy whose burlesque nuances reveal a form of denunciation and subversion through the parody of gender representation. By reflecting and reproducing the dominant male models, Di Giorgio applies a double discursive strategy that manages to subvert hegemonic discourses prevalent in early twentieth century Uruguay. In a nutshell, I illustrate how Marosa’s narrative composes a hyperbolic representation of gender that creates a comedy whose satirical connotations parodies, and then denounces, the rigid moral and political principles of Latin American societies, particularly in Uruguay.
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