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Idas de escritura: exilio y diáspora literaria cubana (1980 – 2010)

Matute Castro, Arturo (2015) Idas de escritura: exilio y diáspora literaria cubana (1980 – 2010). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This research is based on some of the most representative writers of the Cuban diaspora of the last three decades: Reinaldo Arenas, Carlos Victoria, Guillermo Rosales, Abilio Estévez, Jesús Díaz, and Antonio José Ponte. In addition to their novels, I also consider some leading exile publications, such as Exilio, Noticias de Arte, escandalar, Areíto, La Nuez, Linden Lane Magazine, Mariel, and Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana. Traversing the theoretical fields of history, politics, literature, transnational and diaspora studies, I analyze how these narratives interpellate hegemonic discourses related to the national literary canon and the growth of new imaginaries as a result of migration. I explore textual representations of contemporary diasporic identities which Cuban culture has produced within a cosmopolitan and multicultural environment. To create the theoretical framework for my dissertation, I have used theories of national identity shaped by exile, such as those of Stuart Hall and Edward Said. In addition, I contextualize the study of Cuban culture and literature within the contemporary debates on globalization, migration, and transnationalism, led by scholars such as James Clifford and Stéphane Dufoix. Ultimately, my work questions the variations in nationalist ideologies that underlie each of the narratives that I focus on. I argue that the works by these authors accentuate the distinctive features of a territorial resettlement experienced by a particular national community, rather than the commonalities and understandings of migration shared with other ethnic groups which are part of global trends of displacement and geographical relocation.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Matute Castro, Arturoarm80@pitt.eduARM80
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBalderston, Danieldbalder@pitt.eduDBALDER
Committee MemberDuchesne-Winter, Juanduchesne@pitt.eduDUCHESNE
Committee MemberFuente, Alejandro de la
Committee MemberSotomayor-Miletti, Áurea Maríaams389@pitt.eduAMS389
Date: 22 June 2015
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 23 March 2015
Approval Date: 22 June 2015
Submission Date: 15 April 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 299
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cuban Literature, Cuban Diaspora, Cuban Exile Literature, Cuban Diaspora Literature, Reinaldo Arenas, Carlos Victoria, Guillermo Rosales, Abilio Estevez, Antonio Jose Ponte, Jesus Diaz, Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana, Mariel, Cuban Exile Magazines
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 13:48
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:27


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