'Como te ven, te tratan': the projection of the Subaltern character in three contemporary Mexican novels

Gardner, N. (2003) 'Como te ven, te tratan': the projection of the Subaltern character in three contemporary Mexican novels. Neophilologus, 87(1), pp. 63-78. (doi: 10.1023/A:1021268119940)

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Abstract

During the last few years an increasing number of academics have drawn their attention to the field of Subaltern Studies in the context of literary theroy. This essay considers the subaltern subjects in three contemporary novels: Hasta no verte Jesús mío by Elena Poniatowska and those of two of her former protegées, Asención Tun by Silvia Molina, and Novia que te vea by Rosa Nissán. Even though they have worked together in the same writer's workshop there are important differences between each author. Each author considers different types of Mexican subalterns and every novel considered in this study projects the subaltern character(s) in diverse ways. The present article discusses some of those differences and offers possible reasons as to why they exist.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardner, Dr Nathanial
Authors: Gardner, N.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PS American literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Neophilologus
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0028-2677
ISSN (Online):1572-8668

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