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272 pp., 6 x 9

North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literature

North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures

Paper
ISBN  978-0-8078-9284-8
Published: August 2005

Subject to Change

The Lessons of Latin American Women's Testimonio for Truth, Fiction, and Theory

By Joanna R. Bartow


By analyzing testimonial writing, works of fiction, and critical theory, Joanna Bartow examines the self-representation of testimonial subjects. She questions limits on reading testimonio that until recently have delegitimated the testimonial subject's autonomy. In addition, Bartow shows the importance of a feminist perspective on testimonio, a perspective met with some resistance. In specific ways, feminist theory sheds light on the construction of the testimonial subject, and testimonial writing highlights questions of agency across differences in feminist theory. Subject to Change does not approach testimonial writing as raw material for theory, but rather reads Latin American testimonio--and the testimonial speaking subject--as an equally sophisticated interlocutor in debates on difference.

Bartow explores theories of violence, sacrifice, displacement, nomadism, and female identity through works by Rigoberta Menchú, Carolina Maria de Jesus, Elena Poniatowska, Clarice Lispector, and Diamela Eltit.

About the Author

Joanna R. Bartow is associate professor of Spanish at St. Mary's College of Maryland.


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