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SCREENING VIOLENCE: MEDIATIONS ON PERCEPTION IN RECENT ARGENTINE LITERATURE AND FILM OF THE POST-DICTATORSHIP

Wesserling, Anne M (2017) SCREENING VIOLENCE: MEDIATIONS ON PERCEPTION IN RECENT ARGENTINE LITERATURE AND FILM OF THE POST-DICTATORSHIP. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

In contemporary Argentina, the way that recent history has been publicly remembered and commemorated has been an important public issue with distinct cultural and political dimensions. This dissertation examines a selection of works of contemporary Argentine literature and cinema that reflect the continued impact of this historical period on contemporary cultural politics: the novel Dos veces junio (Two Times June, 2002) by Martín Kohan, the film Los rubios (The Blonds, 2003) by director Albertina Carri, the film La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman, 2008) by director Lucrecia Martel, and the novel El colectivo (The Bus, 2007) by Eugenia Almeida. These two novels and two films revisit the dictatorship during two moments when intense critical discussions about how to represent this historical trauma and the period of militant activism that preceded it were reactivated in the public sphere. I center my analysis of these works around the treatment of violence as it relates to the problems of memory, experience, and representation. By showing how these novels and films foreground the tensions between competing modes of representation that structure the cultural politics of memory in post-dictatorship cultural productions, I illustrate the mutually influential relationship between literature, cinema, and other forms of media in shaping critical and artistic perspectives toward these debates.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wesserling, Anne Mamw138@pitt.eduAMW138
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBalderston, Danieldbalder@pitt.eduDBALDER
Committee MemberBeverley, Johnbrq@pitt.eduBRQ
Committee MemberLamana, Gonzalolamana@pitt.eduLAMANA
Committee MemberLowenstein, Adamalowen@pitt.eduALOWEN
Date: 2 February 2017
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 29 April 2016
Approval Date: 2 February 2017
Submission Date: 21 July 2016
Release Date: 2 February 2017
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Number of Pages: 206
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: Argentina, post-dictatorship, cinema, literature, trauma, violence
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 23:42
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 23:42
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/30397

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