Women artists, writers and filmmakers in Colombia have consistently foregrounded the relationship between gender and the often violent processes which have marked the country's history over the past century. This book explores crucial moments in the emergence of feminine culture in Colombia hitherto unexamined in English-language criticism through an examination of the work of ground-breaking artist Débora Arango, best-selling novelist Laura Restrepo, and three generations of documentary filmmakers.
Deborah Martin shows how Colombian women writers and artists have critiqued discourses that territorialize femininity and provided alternative models that free women from their passive or allegorical representational status as border guards, re-thinking feminine subjectivity and taking it to new symbolic territories. The book's approach---comparing art, literature and film---reveals a resistive trajectory in dialogue with dominant tendencies in Colombian feminist theory, itself the product of an intellectual sphere conditioned by the need to think about political violence.
DEBORAH MARTIN is a Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at University College London.
First Published: 15 Nov 2012
13 Digit ISBN: 9781855662421
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Imprint: Tamesis Books
Series: Monografías A
Subject: Hispanic Studies
BIC Class: GTB
Details updated on 22 May 2013
- 1 List of Illustrations
- 2 Preface
- 3 Introduction
- 4 The Female Nude: Porous Boundaries
- 5 Landscape and Maternity Painting: Boundary Markers, Biopower and Birth
- 6 Performing Gender, Modernity and Television in Leopardo al sol
- 7 Mothers and Nomadic Subjects: La novia oscura
- 8 Re-reading Chircales: Interiority, the Girl and Documentary Desire
- 9 Mother's Body, Daughter's Voice: Female Genealogy, Invasión and Cinema in La mirada de Myriam
- 10 Gender Performances and Narratives of Place, Modernity and Desire in La Sierra
- 11 Conclusion
- 12 Bibliography and Filmography