P/herversions: Critical Studies of Ana Rossetti

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Jill Robbins
Bucknell University Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 275 pages
Ana Rossetti is a unique phenomenon in Spanish culture, a performer and a writer who resists categorization within any single genre, gender, period, or medium. One of the most exciting Spanish writers of the last twenty-five years, Rossetti can be both transgressive and playful, employing erotic signs (fetishes, taboos) derived from fashion, literature, design, pornography, psychology, theater, drag, and Catholicism to destabilize critical, analytic, political, social, and gender categories. Critics, however, have faced a dilemma that this book seeks to overcome: how to define her work - which bridges high and low cultures and includes poetry, fiction, essay, fashion, drama, children's literature, and opera - without resorting back to the very categories that her own artistic practice questions.
 

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Contents

Spectacle Fashion and Fashion Plates in PostFranco Spain
31
Sharon Keefe Ugalde
63
Intertextuality Allusion Perspective Play and Distancing in Indicios Vehementes
88
Twin Voices for Two Selves
100
Language Fear and AIDS in Devocionario
120
Saint Augustine and the Inevitability of Writing in Punto Umbrio
133
The Queer Case of Plumas de Espaņa
146
Ana Rossettis Erotic Fiction
183
Ana Rossettis Una Mano de Santos
203
Ana Rossetti on the Wrappings of Desire
223
The Passionate Vision of Ana Rossetti
240
Works Cited
258
Index
269
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Jill Robbins is associate professor of English and comparative literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of "Prodigal Son/Elder Brother: Interpretation and Alterity in Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas," also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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