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Spanish and Latin American women writers in the literary canon: a paratextual study of anthologies of fantastic literature (1946-2016)

Garcia, Patricia

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Patricia Garcia



Abstract

While it is evident that there are outstanding women authors of the fantastic in Spain and Latin America since the nineteenth century, it is not as clear whether these writers are fairly represented in the corpus available to readers. To what extent are women authors part of the fantastic canon? Are there female reference points for new generations of women writers? To explore processes of canon formation in the literature of the fantastic from a feminist perspective, this article gathers paratexts from 110 anthologies. Employing a quantitative approach with regard to indexed authors, the first section addresses specific questions related to gender and the fantastic in the Hispanic context by analysing statistical data. The empirical study is complemented by an analysis of how the female author is presented and constructed through the discourse in introductions, forewords and other paratextual materials of these anthologies.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 3, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2019
Publication Date Jul 30, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 23, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jul 1, 2021
Journal Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Print ISSN 1475-3839
Electronic ISSN 1478-3398
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 96
Issue 6
Pages 575–593
DOI https://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2019.34
Keywords Linguistics and Language; Literature and Literary Theory; Language and Linguistics
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1182394
Publisher URL https://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/abs/10.3828/bhs.2019.34
Additional Information ©2019 Liverpool University Press

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