Women in Contemporary Latin American Novel. Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence
Presented by: Beatriz Botero, Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
The presenter explores the relationship between psychoanalysis, literary criticism and contemporary literature. Focusing on Latin America, and using examples from Brazilian, Colombian, Chilean, Puerto Rican, and Mexican literature, she provides an important account of why gendered violence occurs and how it is portrayed. In the novels discussed, the protagonists express similar fears, passions and illnesses that are present in contemporary Latin America.