Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Modern Languages and Literatures (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
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
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.
Queer; Latin America; Theater
Pol, Joanne, "Queering Latin American Theater: A Panoramic Study and Its Performative Implications." (2010). Open Access Dissertations. 415.