Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/242403
Title:
Amor y Violencia: Erotismo en Novela Colombiana Contemporánea
Author:
Betancur Carmona, Adriana Maria
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation examines the way violence in Colombia, in its multiple forms and manifestations, has shaped the representations about eroticism in three contemporary novels: Héctor Abad Faciolince's Fragmentos de amor furtivo, Fernando Molano's Un beso de Dick and Albalucía Ángel's Misiá Señora. This project specially focuses on the different forms in which violence has become a factor in the way these works represent eroticism and its discourse. Drawing from the theoretical framework of authors such as Slavoj Žižek, Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, the dissertation proposes the existence of an erotic violent space in which three elements intertwine. The first element, evident in Faciolince's work, is the design of a new form of urban space based on the need to be protected in a dangerous city. This form of cartography restricts mobility for the city's inhabitants, opens up new spaces for segregation based on movement and access to space and restricts erotic manifestations to the boundaries of a ghetto-type city. The second element, from Molano's novel, deals with the establishment of gender roles based on homoerotic desire. The violence in this piece is connected to family and school institutions, and the way they determine the creation of public and hidden forms of identity. Finally, Angel's novel deals with the different ways in which the female body can be used as a symbolic battlefield where patriarchal and religious discourses try to impose limitations, promoting the establishment of alienated women.I propose that eroticism is the intimate space where social, discursive and ideological violence is executed, while simultaneously acts as the sphere of individual life where resistance can be enforced. In a country where so much attention is given to the overt, material consequences of violence, such as the number of deaths, massacres and kidnappings, it is easy to overlook the importance of how violence impacts identity and intimacy.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Novel; Violence; Spanish; Colombian; Eroticism
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Spanish
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
da Costa Bezerra, Kátia; Rivero, Eliana S.

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dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.titleAmor y Violencia: Erotismo en Novela Colombiana Contemporáneaes
dc.creatorBetancur Carmona, Adriana Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBetancur Carmona, Adriana Mariaen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the way violence in Colombia, in its multiple forms and manifestations, has shaped the representations about eroticism in three contemporary novels: Héctor Abad Faciolince's Fragmentos de amor furtivo, Fernando Molano's Un beso de Dick and Albalucía Ángel's Misiá Señora. This project specially focuses on the different forms in which violence has become a factor in the way these works represent eroticism and its discourse. Drawing from the theoretical framework of authors such as Slavoj Žižek, Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, the dissertation proposes the existence of an erotic violent space in which three elements intertwine. The first element, evident in Faciolince's work, is the design of a new form of urban space based on the need to be protected in a dangerous city. This form of cartography restricts mobility for the city's inhabitants, opens up new spaces for segregation based on movement and access to space and restricts erotic manifestations to the boundaries of a ghetto-type city. The second element, from Molano's novel, deals with the establishment of gender roles based on homoerotic desire. The violence in this piece is connected to family and school institutions, and the way they determine the creation of public and hidden forms of identity. Finally, Angel's novel deals with the different ways in which the female body can be used as a symbolic battlefield where patriarchal and religious discourses try to impose limitations, promoting the establishment of alienated women.I propose that eroticism is the intimate space where social, discursive and ideological violence is executed, while simultaneously acts as the sphere of individual life where resistance can be enforced. In a country where so much attention is given to the overt, material consequences of violence, such as the number of deaths, massacres and kidnappings, it is easy to overlook the importance of how violence impacts identity and intimacy.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectNovelen_US
dc.subjectViolenceen_US
dc.subjectSpanishen_US
dc.subjectColombianen_US
dc.subjectEroticismen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorda Costa Bezerra, Kátiaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRivero, Eliana S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCompitello, Malcolm A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRivero, Eliana S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberda Costa Bezerra, Kátiaen_US
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