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Contornos en negativo: reescrituras posdictatoriales del siglo xix (Argentina, Chile y Uruguay)

Garibotto, Veronica Ines (2008) Contornos en negativo: reescrituras posdictatoriales del siglo xix (Argentina, Chile y Uruguay). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation focuses on how contemporary Southern Cone fiction responds to the post-dictatorial symbolic crisis by articulating a new political praxis based upon the intertwining of historical and aesthetic discourses. It thus addresses the link between narrative, historiography and politics in recent Argentinian, Chilean and Uruguayan texts that have not received major critical attention, probably because they do not fit into contemporary critical categories. The analysis seeks to go beyond the hegemonic debates on post-dictatorship —mostly represented by scholars such us Idelber Avelar, Francine Masiello, Nelly Richard and Alberto Moreiras, among others— which seem trapped in a number of recurrent topics and concepts —mourning, memory, post-memory, horror, allegory— that erase their critical potential and obliterate other possibilities. Breaking with this pattern, my work explores a dimension that has often been overlooked: the contemporary representation of the nineteenth century. I test the hypothesis that, in contemporary Southern Cone literature, the fictional re-writing of the nineteenth century (the foundational moment of nation, narration and intellectuals in Latin America) attempts to outline new ethical models for the intellectual, to solve the representational crisis through a reformulation of realism and to frame a specific political role for literary practice. My perspective owes considerably to a number of thinkers within the Marxist tradition —especially Walter Benjamin, Gyorgy Lukács and Fredric Jameson— and intends to contribute to some of their major discussion topics, above all the relation between history and aesthetics and the dichotomy allegory/realism.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Garibotto, Veronica
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMartin, Geraldgmmgmm@pitt.eduGMMGMM
Committee MemberAndrews, George Reidreid1@pitt.eduREID1
Committee MemberBeverley, Johnbrq@pitt.eduBRQ
Committee MemberLund, Joshuajkl7@pitt.eduJKL7
Date: 30 October 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 10 April 2008
Approval Date: 30 October 2008
Submission Date: 13 April 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
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: allegory; Amir Hamed; Argentina; Beatriz Sarlo; Carlos Gamerro; Cesar Aira; Chile; Dario Oses; Gyorgy Lukacs; Idelber Avelar; intellectuals; Jorge Guzman; Linda Hutcheon; literature and history; literature and politics; Martin Kohan; Mauricio Rosencof; nineteenth century; postdictatorship; realism; representation; Ricardo Piglia; Southern Cone; Tomas de Mattos; Uruguay; Walter Benjamin
Other ID:, etd-04132008-155147
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:37
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:40


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