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

Second Committee Member

Lillian Manzor

Third Committee Member

Steven Butterman

Fourth Committee Member

Stephen Di Benedetto

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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