Linking the Americas

Race, Hybrid Discourses, and the Reformulation of Feminine Identity

By Lesley Feracho

Subjects: Women's Studies, Latin American Studies, African American Studies, Feminist
Series: SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture
Paperback : 9780791464045, 248 pages, June 2006
Hardcover : 9780791464038, 248 pages, April 2005

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Table of contents

1. The Radicalization of Marginality in Jesus’s Quarto de despejo: Diário de uma favelada
2. Jesus’s Diário and the Hybrid Forms of Textual Agency
3. Authorial Intervention in A hora da estrela: Metatextual and Structural Multiplicity
4. Textual Cross-Gendering of the Self and the Other in Lispector’s A hora da estrela
5. Campos’s Tiene los cabellos rojizos y se llama Sabina: The Multivocality of Identity
6. Telling My Story: Campos’s Rewriting of the Feminine Voice in Sabina
7. The Autobiographical Pact and Hurston’s Restructuring of Difference
8. Wandering through the Dust: Textual Statues in Dust Tracks on a Road
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Provides a comparative look at women's texts across the Americas.


What links women of the Americas? How do they redefine their identities? Lesley Feracho answers these questions through a comparative look at texts by four women writers from across the Americas—Zora Neale Hurston, Julieta Campos, Carolina Maria de Jesus, and Clarice Lispector. She explores how their writing reformulates identity as an intricate connection of the historical, sociocultural, and discursive, and also reveals new understandings of feminine writing as a hybrid discourse in and of itself.

Lesley Feracho is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia.