Néstor perlongher y Oscar Hermes Villordo : perspectivas divergentes de las homosexualidades argentinas durante el proceso de reorganización nacional

dc.contributor.advisorDominguez-Ruvalcaba, Héctor, 1962-
dc.creatorPierce, Joseph Matthew, 1983-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-26T15:15:35Z
dc.date.available2017-07-26T15:15:35Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I examine the construction of homosexual subjectivity in the last military dictatorship in Argentina, the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional (1976-1983), through a comparative study of the first book of poems published by Néstor Perlongher, Austria-Hungría (1980), and two novels by Oscar Hermes Villordo, La brasa en la mano (1983) and La otra mejilla (1986). I analyze the vastly different, often antithetical, political and stylistic projects espoused by each author and show that through the juxtaposition of their respective positions, both resisted the heteronormative dictatorship by creating their own (homo)sexual subjectivities on their own terms. Through the comparison of Perlongher's poetical and political radicalism, his restless search for 'intensidad' and his 'neobarroso' style with Villordo's calculated, journalistic narratives that seek to reevaluate the role of the homosexual in Argentinean society, this thesis analyzes two very different methods that are joined by the inexorable repression of the military and heterosexist dictatorships. In the first chapter I give a brief sketch of the historical and political circumstances that informed the systems of violence that culminated in the systematic state-sponsored terrorism of the 'Proceso'. In the second chapter I analyze Perlongher's Austria- Hungría, paying special attention to the paradoxical relationship between his activist 'persona' and his neobaroque poetic style. In the third chapter I look at Villordo's La brasa en la mano as one of the first novels to openly make use of the 'gay thematic' in Argentinean literature. In the fourth chapter I compare the construction of the hetero/homosexual paradigm as presented in Villordo's La otra mejilla with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's theory of 'the closet' and René Girard's theory of 'the scapegoat'. In conclusion, I propose that despite Villordo's journalistic background and relatively modest political convictions, especially when placed in comparison with Perlongher's radicalism, his proposal of visibility and normalization for the homosexual population in Argentina is actually more effective than Perlongher's search for the ecstatic.en_US
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2F18SW6J
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/61370
dc.language.isospaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectHomosexualityen_US
dc.subjectArgentinaen_US
dc.subjectMilitary dictatorshipen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.titleNéstor perlongher y Oscar Hermes Villordo : perspectivas divergentes de las homosexualidades argentinas durante el proceso de reorganización nacionalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
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