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Estrategias criticas posmodernas para el discurso hispanoamericano: Feminismo y desconstruccion.
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AbstractThis dissertation is a postmodern reading on some feminist and deconstructive critical theoretical projects as intended to read contemporary Spanish American narrative and poetic texts. The purpose is to describe the circumstances and the consequences of the interrelationship among those three instances: our reading/writing practice, some feminist and deconstructive critical strategies, and some Spanish American texts. The particular contribution of this study is to have textualized an on-going process of renegotiation of the social-textual meaning. Within this process we dismantle the cartesian notion of a coherent, homogeneous and universal textual object and reader subject engaged in a reciprocal and exclusively bilateral relationship. The first chapter describes, simultaneously, the discursive condition of any literary critical theoretical knowledge as a pre-existent conditioning performed by political-epistemological modi operandi and by contextual paradigms, and the way by which these elements have affected the general direction of the critical strategies of some positivist, stylistics, Russian formalist, and marxist theoretical texts. The second chapter discusses the political interpenetration of those conditioning elements with the society in which they occur as social-texts. Within the discussion we renegotiate the terms of our own reading practice, and at the same time we read some feminist texts, dismantling the notions of a logically coherent and apolitical textual semantic and decodifying reading. The third chapter describes the process of metadiscursiveness of the spatial and temporal intentionalities on controlling the social-textual meaning. Simultaneously, we read the critical strategies of some deconstructive projects. The fourth chapter dismantles the 'modern' condition of the application of critical strategies on (Spanish American) texts. We textualize the political tension among our reading practice, the feminist and deconstructive critical strategies, and the Spanish American texts.
Degree ProgramSpanish and Portuguese