To say what is not being said : the radical literary strategies and sexual politics of Ana Castillo's Sapogonia

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dc.contributor.author Albrich, Lisa Rene
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-17T22:10:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-17T22:10:37Z
dc.date.issued 1993-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/8131
dc.description vi, 37 p. A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: SCA Archiv Albrich 1993 en
dc.description.abstract In her second novel, Sapogonia, Ana Castillo challenges and confronts the canon by dismantling and defying the dominant ideologies of Westem androcentric literature. Using Castillo's first novel, The Mixguiahuala Letters, as the framework within which to read Sapogonia, we discover that Castillo's experimentation with different genres, narrative voice, and intertextuality allows her to mock and to subvert male-authored texts. Castillo's literary strategies also facilitate her critique of the mestizo who denies his indigenous American ancestry. Finally, Sapogonia is a critique of the discourses and ideologies of patriarchal authority that have been used to oppress women. Despite the fact that Castillo's literary strategies and sexual politics establish her novel as feminist literature, Castillo refuses to romanticize the position of women in Sapogonia. Committed to telling the truth, Castllo presents a disturbingly realistic vision of society. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University Of Oregon en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Dept. of Romance Languages, Honors College, B.A., 1993;
dc.subject Castillo, Ana. Sapogonia en
dc.title To say what is not being said : the radical literary strategies and sexual politics of Ana Castillo's Sapogonia en
dc.type Thesis en


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