The Subversive Psyche: Contemporary Women's Narrative from Argentina and Uruguay

Synopsis

This is an exciting and original study of the links between gender and politics in the work of six important contemporary women writers from Argentina and Uruguay. Through subtle and theoretically sophisticated readings of texts written during and after the military dictatorships of the 1980s by Luisa Valenzuela, Marta Traba, Sylvia Molloy, Reina Roffe, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Armonia Somers, Geoffrey Jantaris shows how these writings signal a shift of cultural perspective in the Southern Cone, in which gender is no longer ignored in the construction of national and political narratives.