Woman as Witness: Essays on Testimonial Literature by Latin American Women

Synopsis

Testimonial narrative is considered to be both a constant in Latin American literature, as well as one of the most prominent features of the post-boom writing of the 1980s and 1990s; women have successfully assimilated this form and currently dominate the testimonial genre in Latin America. The essays in this volume provide an orientation to the woman-centered view of this genre by inquiring into the critical and theoretical debate on the subject as well as analyzing specific nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American women's testimonial texts. Woman as Witness also includes selections from two testimonial works by Argentine women to advance the creation of a canon of Latin American feminist testimonial.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Linda S. Maier
  • Marilyn May Lombardi
  • Joanna R. Bartow
  • Sophia A. McClennen
  • Isabel Dulfano
  • Linda S. Maier
  • Marilyn May Lombardi
  • Joanna R. Bartow
  • Sophia A. McClennen
  • Isabel Dulfano
  • Donald L. Shaw
  • Vicki RomÁn-Lagunas
  • Mary G. Berg
  • Mimi Y. Yang
  • Ana GarcÍa Chichester
  • Alyce Cook
  • Agustina Palacio De Libarona
  • Nora Strejilevich
  • Cristina De La Torre
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004