Painting, Literature and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture, 1940-2005

Painting, Literature and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture, 1940-2005

Of Border Guards, Nomads and Women

Deborah Martin

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Overview

Overview

This book explores crucial moments in the emergence of feminine culture in Colombia through the work of ground-breaking artist Débora Arango, best-selling novelist Laura Restrepo, and three generations of documentary filmmakers.
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.

Details

November 2012
12 colour illustrations
252 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855662421
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BIC AB, 1KLSC, 2AB, 3JJP
BISAC LIT004100, ART044000
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The Female Nude: Porous Boundaries
Landscape and Maternity Painting: Boundary Markers, Biopower and Birth
Performing Gender, Modernity and Television in Leopardo al sol
Mothers and Nomadic Subjects: La novia oscura
Re-reading Chircales: Interiority, the Girl and Documentary Desire
Mother's Body, Daughter's Voice: Female Genealogy, Invasión and Cinema in La mirada de Myriam
Gender Performances and Narratives of Place, Modernity and Desire in La Sierra
Conclusion
Bibliography and Filmography

Reviews

Intricate ... in-depth readings. Shows how a scholar can draw from multiple areas of study, including art history, literary criticism, anthropology, cultural theory, and film studies. HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW

Martin intelligently moves among multiple fields - art, photography, literature, and film - to discuss a range of visual, audiovisual, and literary objects ... For those wanting an insightful and engaging exploration of contemporary Colombian feminine culture, this book certainly provides it. THE AMERICAS JOURNAL

A well-written text that draws on a range of theoretical fields to analyze the creative output of women in Colombia ... For those wanting an insightful and engaging exploration of contemporary Colombian feminine culture, this book certainly provides it. THE AMERICAS

Author Bio

Lecturer in Latin American Film and Literature, University College London.

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