The Resource Exile and identity formation in the autobiographies of twentieth century Spanish women writers, Karla P. Zepeda

Exile and identity formation in the autobiographies of twentieth century Spanish women writers, Karla P. Zepeda

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Exile and identity formation in the autobiographies of twentieth century Spanish women writers
Title
Exile and identity formation in the autobiographies of twentieth century Spanish women writers
Statement of responsibility
Karla P. Zepeda
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation explores the ways in which exile influences and transforms perceptions of self. A forced territorial uprooting, caused by a tangible social and political reality, is much more than social alienation or a metaphor for estrangement because the exodus brought about by military regimes affects corporeal, material, and emotional reality. It is a disruptive event that unsettles a way of life and disturbs a way of being. Expatriation becomes a question of self-definition because the situation initiates a series of changes--national, geographic, social, political, economic, familial, and personal--, which in turn destabilize the self because components of identity undergo modification. This study examines the manner in which the compulsory displacement caused by the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the onset of the Franco regime shapes the representation of self as portrayed in autobiographies written by Spanish female writers. Although the disintegrative force of exile alters identity, it does not fragment the self; the female autobiographical subject counteracts the inevitable change brought upon components of her identity with new narratives of self that mend her disrupted life. The autobiographies chosen for this study were texts written in exile through the span of thirty-nine years (1939-1978). The selected texts for this project, Constancia de la Mora's In Place of Splendor (1939); Maria Teresa León's Memoria de la melancolía (1970); and Federica Montseny's Seis años de mi vida 1939-1945 (1978) describe the expatriate experience and the process of self-redefinition
Cataloging source
MUU
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Zepeda, Karla
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Connecticut
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6055
LC item number
.Z467 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Herzberger, David K
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  • Spanish literature
  • Spanish literature
  • Exiles in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Autobiographies
  • Autobiographies
Target audience
specialized
Label
Exile and identity formation in the autobiographies of twentieth century Spanish women writers, Karla P. Zepeda
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Advisor: David K. Herzberger, Dept. of Spanish
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
810458771
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
viii, 157 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)810458771
Label
Exile and identity formation in the autobiographies of twentieth century Spanish women writers, Karla P. Zepeda
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Advisor: David K. Herzberger, Dept. of Spanish
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
810458771
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
viii, 157 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)810458771

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