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1. Abrego, Perla. Espacio social y representacion literaria de la frontera en la literatura mexicana contemporanea.

Degree: PhD, Spanish and Portuguese, 2011, Vanderbilt University

This dissertation traces contemporary theories perceiving the border as an abstract concept mostly defined by migration and crossing processes between Mexico and the United States. My purpose is to decentralize and deinstitutionalize such an idea by examining contemporary literary texts written in the Northern Mexican border region. In such region and texts, the border seen as both a geographical limit and as a margin of a national culture and identity is part of a daily routine that reaches a symbolic quality through social, historical, geographical and political processes. In order to illustrate the Mexican border perspective, I analyze representative literary texts in the light of premises drawn from social and geographic border studies. By exploring this social and symbolic field, my dissertation contributes to the configuration of a border theory intended to promote a transcultural dialogue between dominant discourses and those that oppose them. Advisors/Committee Members: Helena Simonett (committee member), Jason Borge (committee member), René Prieto (committee member), Christina Karageorgou-Bastea (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: frontera; border studies; border theory; literatura mexicana; límite; espacio; margen

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APA (6th Edition):

Abrego, P. (2011). Espacio social y representacion literaria de la frontera en la literatura mexicana contemporanea. (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1803/14827

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Abrego, Perla. “Espacio social y representacion literaria de la frontera en la literatura mexicana contemporanea.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Accessed April 12, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1803/14827.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Abrego, Perla. “Espacio social y representacion literaria de la frontera en la literatura mexicana contemporanea.” 2011. Web. 12 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Abrego P. Espacio social y representacion literaria de la frontera en la literatura mexicana contemporanea. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2011. [cited 2021 Apr 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/14827.

Council of Science Editors:

Abrego P. Espacio social y representacion literaria de la frontera en la literatura mexicana contemporanea. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/14827


Vanderbilt University

2. Krause, Jennifer A. From Classical to Postmodern: Madness in Inter-American Narrative.

Degree: PhD, English, 2009, Vanderbilt University

The advent of the popular culture phenomenon allowed the definition and therefore the confinement and treatment of madmen, in the literary sense, to change, evolving into a complicated interaction within the cultural structures introduced by Foucault in Madness and Civilization. In his work, Foucault promotes the triptych of society at large, a mediator, and the madman, wherein society creates the mediator, usually the doctor or asylum, in order to come to terms with madness. At the end of the 20th century, however, postmodernism’s interaction with popular culture blurred this triptych. This suggests that in the latter half of the twentieth century the recognition of the culture industry as an important cultural phenomenon also changed the way in which society reacts to, defines, and deals with madness and the madman. In the postmodern age, the madman retains many of the stigmas he received during the Enlightenment. Yet, he is also a product of the culture industry, an entity who defines his world by mass-market strictures and standards. Like the rest of the postmodern world, the postmodern madman lives and dies by his relationship to popular culture illusions. I therefore argue that postmodern madness is the confusion created when the euphoria of living in a mass-produced fantasy world clashes with the need to retain one’s individual nature within such a realm. In this environment, the postmodern madman becomes the source of any mediators that may be placed between society and madness. The mediator, in this case, is a result of the individual’s need to conform, not to society’s rules, but to society’s illusions. The novels analyzed in this dissertation, Carlos Fuentes’s Zona sagrada [Holy Place], Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, Manuel Puig’s El beso de la mujer araña [Kiss of the Spider Woman], Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions, Caio Fernando Abreu’s Onde andará Dulce Veiga? [Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga?], and Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho present nuanced readings of the postmodern condition and its propensity toward madness, suggesting an evolutionary progression of Foucault’s structures which continuously alters the form of the mediator. Advisors/Committee Members: Earl Fitz (committee member), William Luis (committee member), Jason Borge (committee member), Michael Kreyling (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: classical Hollywood cinema; Inter-American; postmodernism; madness; science fiction; culture industry; popular culture

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APA (6th Edition):

Krause, J. A. (2009). From Classical to Postmodern: Madness in Inter-American Narrative. (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13058

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Krause, Jennifer A. “From Classical to Postmodern: Madness in Inter-American Narrative.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Accessed April 12, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13058.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Krause, Jennifer A. “From Classical to Postmodern: Madness in Inter-American Narrative.” 2009. Web. 12 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Krause JA. From Classical to Postmodern: Madness in Inter-American Narrative. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2009. [cited 2021 Apr 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13058.

Council of Science Editors:

Krause JA. From Classical to Postmodern: Madness in Inter-American Narrative. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/13058


Vanderbilt University

3. Fortes, Mayra. Identidades sin frontera: rupturas y continuidades en la narrativa de la Onda y la narrativa chicana.

Degree: PhD, Spanish, 2010, Vanderbilt University

This project focuses on how the novels of the so called Literatura de la Onda and Chicano narratives of the sixties and seventies challenged the legacy of Mexican revolutionary nationalist discourse through the voice of young rebels and misfits. I argue that the rather contentious attitude of Onda novels on the one hand, and of Chicano fiction on the other bring to the fore a search for identity that is articulated as an opposition between post-revolutionary values typically held by father figures, and the revolt of the young protagonists. The novels by Mexican Onda writers, such as José Agustín and Parménides García Saldaña, raise identity issues that have been a constant source of anxiety in the nationalist discourse of Latin America since the nineteenth century. Among these, one of the most important is the impact of US culture in Mexican cultural identity. At the same time, Chicano narratives portray the struggle of adolescents who live between traditional Mexican values and North American ones as seen in works such as Alejandro Morales’ Barrio on the Edge, and José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho. Drawing on Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject, I show how the abject position of adolescents towards their origins undermines a sense of total rebelliousness that creates its own “space” within the narration. It is in this place where tradition and rebellion collide. Such collision gives way to the anguished quest of identity, and this quest is one that transgresses both cultural and national boundaries. Advisors/Committee Members: Edward Wright-Rios (committee member), Jason Borge (committee member), William Luis (Committee Chair), René Prieto (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Borders; Identity; Pocho; Pachucos; Transnationalism; Sixties Literature in Mexico; Sixties Literature in the United States; José Antonio Villarreal; José Agustín; Alejandro Morales; Youth rebellion; Frontera

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Fortes, M. (2010). Identidades sin frontera: rupturas y continuidades en la narrativa de la Onda y la narrativa chicana. (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1803/10679

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fortes, Mayra. “Identidades sin frontera: rupturas y continuidades en la narrativa de la Onda y la narrativa chicana.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Accessed April 12, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1803/10679.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fortes, Mayra. “Identidades sin frontera: rupturas y continuidades en la narrativa de la Onda y la narrativa chicana.” 2010. Web. 12 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Fortes M. Identidades sin frontera: rupturas y continuidades en la narrativa de la Onda y la narrativa chicana. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2010. [cited 2021 Apr 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/10679.

Council of Science Editors:

Fortes M. Identidades sin frontera: rupturas y continuidades en la narrativa de la Onda y la narrativa chicana. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Vanderbilt University; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/10679

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