Publication Date

2010-05-21

Availability

Open access

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Department

Modern Languages and Literatures (Arts and Sciences)

Date of Defense

2010-05-07

First Committee Member

Hugo Achugar - Committee Co-Chair

Second Committee Member

Lillian Manzor - Committee Co-Chair

Third Committee Member

Steven Butterman - Committee Member

Fourth Committee Member

Stepehn Di Benedetto - Outside Committee Member

Abstract

The aim of this dissertation is to analyze Latin American play texts (1970-2006), within their historical and geographical framework, under a queer theoretical lens. What I specifically focus my analysis on are destabilized identities through the play text's performative construction of gender as well as the theatricality. A queer theoretical dialogue not only breaks with the compulsory gay and feminist criticism, under which these plays have been categorized, but also allows for a (re)conceptualization of queer performativities in Latin American Theatre.

Keywords

Queer; Latin America; Theater

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