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Emily And Annie: Doris Lessing's And Jamaica Kincaid's Portraits Of The Mothers They Remember And The Mothers That Might Have Been, Daryl Cumber Dance Nov 2010

Emily And Annie: Doris Lessing's And Jamaica Kincaid's Portraits Of The Mothers They Remember And The Mothers That Might Have Been, Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

In 2008 at the age of eighty-nine, Nobel laureate Doris Lessing returned to the mother who has haunted her life and her literature in order to rewrite a fictional account of the life that might have been and a biographical account of the life that she actually lived in Alfred & Emily. Her efforts to finally exorcise the powerful and hated figure that has hounded her for most of her eighty-nine years call to mind similar efforts throughout the canon of fifty-nine-year-old celebrated Antiguan-American novelist Jamaica Kincaid to free herself. Both writers take advantage of and seek to find some degree ...


Venezuelan Avant-Garde: María Calcaño's Erotic Poetry, Giovanna Montenegro Jan 2010

Venezuelan Avant-Garde: María Calcaño's Erotic Poetry, Giovanna Montenegro

Comparative Literature Faculty Scholarship

Abstract: This essay treats the Venezuelan avant-garde and its historical development through the poet María Calcaño (1906-1956). An analysis of Calcaño’s work reveals how her erotic avant-gardism was excluded from male-dominated avant-garde literary circles in Venezuela in the 1920s and the 1930s. Rather than analyzing the Latin- American avant-garde as a product of European vanguardisms, I show how Calcaño’s poetry draws upon women’s physical and erotic experience to generate a new female- authored avant-garde poetic corpus. Calcaño therefore produces work that illustrates the poetic expression of women’s identity in Venezuela. She is the first poet who ...


Más Allá, El Eternauta, And The Dawn Of The Golden Age Of Latin American Science Fiction (1953–59), Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira Jan 2010

Más Allá, El Eternauta, And The Dawn Of The Golden Age Of Latin American Science Fiction (1953–59), Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

On a winter’s night in 1957 (or 1959)1 a guionista, or writer of comics, is working late in the atelier of his Buenos Aires home when a man dressed in futuristic clothing materializes in the chair across from him [Fig. 1]. The man tells the writer that he travels through time, searching the centuries for those he has lost. He has been called by hundreds of names, the most apt of which is el Eternauta [the Eternaut] because of his “triste y desolada condición de peregrino de los siglos” [sad and desolate condition as a time pilgrim] (EtI_OSL ...