242 pp., 6 x 9, 6 halftones, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3580-4
Published: August 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3581-1
Published: October 2017
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Awards & distinctions
Premio Roggiano para la Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 2018, International Institute of Latin American Literature
Mujeres en tránsito revises the limited consideration that women’s travelogues have received within the Latin American literary tradition. It demonstrates how women’s commentaries on their own and other nations speak to their own engagement in the project of modern citizenship. More importantly, the act of traveling often helps female authors challenge the strictly political, legal, and geographic conceptions of nationhood and national identity articulated in canonical texts. Their improved yet marginal position in society as women, their particular reasons to travel, and the personal and symbolic connections with more than one nation or culture lead these four women to articulate a “transnational imaginary” through which they revise the categories of gender, class, modernity, and cultural homogeneity that shaped nineteenth century Latin American societies.
About the Author
Vanesa Miseres is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Notre Dame.
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