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    ‘Con el ropaje de la novela’: Margarita Práxedes Muñoz’s La evolución de Paulina as an attempt to (re)negotiate literary forms and contest normative subjectivities

    Fraser, Jennifer (2015) ‘Con el ropaje de la novela’: Margarita Práxedes Muñoz’s La evolución de Paulina as an attempt to (re)negotiate literary forms and contest normative subjectivities. Journal of Romance Studies 15 (1), pp. 91-110. ISSN 1473-3536.

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    Abstract

    This article examines a text by the nineteenth-century Peruvian writer Margarita Práxedes Muñoz to explore how she plays with the boundaries of the emerging form of the novel to bring together scientific knowledge and experiences that do not fit normative social models of womanhood. Through an analysis of the text as autobiographical fiction and its portrayal of the figure of the ángel del hogar (angel of the house), this article argues that we need to find new ways of reading this type of text that consider how the conditions of production both create and limit the spaces that nineteenth-century women writers have for expressing their lived realities.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/jrs.2015.150105
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTION, MARGARITA PRÁXEDES MUÑOZ, NINETEENTH CENTURY, PERU, POSITIVISM, SCIENCE, WOMEN WRITERS, ÁNGEL DEL HOGAR (ANGEL OF THE HOUSE)
    School: Other > Centre for Transformative Practice in Learning and Teaching
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Jennifer Fraser
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 09:40
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 11:49
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12351

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