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Confronting Discursive Hegemony: The Problematization of Argentine Cultural Identity in Los suicidas del fin del mundo (2005), by Leila Guerriero, and Viajera crónica (2011), by Hebe Uhart

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Fernando Valcheff Garcia

University of St Andrews / Universidade de Santiago de Compostela / Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, AR
About Fernando
Fernando Valcheff García is a postgraduate student in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Crossways in Cultural Narratives programme (University of St. Andrews – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela – Adam Mickiewicz University). He received his Bachelor's degree with honors in Spanish Language and Literature from the National University of Mar del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina, in 2017. He is a member of the Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas (CeLeHis, UNMdP), where he has examined the work of the Argentine poet Amelia Biagioni. His current research focuses on the comparative analysis of intermedial relations between literature, audio-visual arts and digital technologies within a corpus of artistic objects which reimagine Vincent van Gogh’s life and work.
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Abstract

This paper presents a joint study of two volumes of contemporary Argentine crónicas: Los suicidas del fin del mundo (2005), by Leila Guerriero, and Viajera crónica (2011), by Hebe Uhart. It argues that both authors adopt a “political commitment” (Caparrós 2008) by challenging the homogenizing hegemonic discourses about Argentine cultural identity through a dialogic narrative (Bakhtin 1986) which problematizes its complexities and contrasts, exposing the tensions between centers and peripheries. Overall, it examines how these books contest dominant perspectives by depicting socio-political dynamics (Guerriero) and linguistic practices (Uhart) utilizing three intertwined types of discourse: a) the chronicler’s gaze and first hand observations, b) written documented sources, and c) people’s testimonies recovered from real life interactions.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26824/lalr.192
How to Cite: Valcheff Garcia, F., 2020. Confronting Discursive Hegemony: The Problematization of Argentine Cultural Identity in Los suicidas del fin del mundo (2005), by Leila Guerriero, and Viajera crónica (2011), by Hebe Uhart. Latin American Literary Review, 47(94). DOI: http://doi.org/10.26824/lalr.192
Published on 06 Sep 2020.
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