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El discurso vindicatorio de Juan Goytisolo y Zoé Valdés: Deconstrucción y recodificación del lenguaje hegemónico


2004 2004

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The goal of this dissertation is to explore the use of transgressive language in the works of Juan Goytisolo and Zoé Valdés. This study examines the socio-political and cultural contexts in which the narrative of both authors develops, as well as the textual devices employed by these writers for undermining the “official history” imposed by the dictatorial regimes in Francoist Spain and Castro's Cuba. Furthermore, this dissertation argues that the deconstructing strategies in Goytisolo and Valdés mark their literary trajectory. Their vindicatory standpoints seek an alternative discourse of national identity.

The function of language in demythifying and recodifying hegemonic discourse is examined in Goytisolo's trilogy Señas de identidad, Reivindicación del conde don Julián, and Juan sin tierra; and the novels of Zoé Valdés La nada cotidiana and Te di la vida entera. The parallelisms in the literary works of Goytisolo and Valdés are established by contrasting the authors' revisionist approach to history, the self-reflexivity of their novels, the sexual referent, and the use of irony and parody. The theoretical framework incorporates poststructuralist theorists such as Todorov, Foucault, Lacan, Barthes, Derrida, and Kristeva; the psychoanalytical theory of Freud; and the feminist theories of Cixous and Irigaray. The comparative approach of this study and the interplay of power, politics, aesthetic creation, and author's psychology provide an illuminating perspective that could be of interest to individuals from a variety of disciplines.

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Subject
Literature;
Latin American literature
Classification
0298: Literature
0312: Latin American literature
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics; Goytisolo, Juan; Spanish text; Valdes, Zoe
Title
El discurso vindicatorio de Juan Goytisolo y Zoé Valdés: Deconstrucción y recodificación del lenguaje hegemónico
Author
Cabana, Barbara
Number of pages
216
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
1023
Source
DAI-A 65/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Gomez, Maria Asuncion
University/institution
Florida International University
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
Spanish
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3130312
ProQuest document ID
305054887
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305054887
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