Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Modern Languages and Literatures (Arts and Sciences)
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This dissertation explores the way masculinity was created and rearticulated during Revolutionary and Post-revolutionary Cuba. I argue that The New Man and his masculinity is created by official documents such as speeches, magazines, comics, etc. produced by the government. Through the analysis of Reinaldo Arenas’s Arturo, la estrella más brillante, Senel Paz’s El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo, and Abel González Melo’s Chamaco, informe en diez capítulos para representar I demonstrate how these texts engage with official discourse in order to create new expressions/possibilities of masculinity. Highlighting key elements of the three narratives, including productivity, specters of the countryside, silence, quiet and invisibility, I trace a literary and critical history of the Revolution through gender and sexuality.
New Man; masculinity; Cuba; productivity; specter; invisibility
Zaviezo, Gabriela, "The New New Man: (Re)Articulations of Masculinity in Post-Revolutionary Cuba" (2016). Open Access Dissertations. 1689.
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