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, J. 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. doi:10.3167/jrs.2015.150105

TitleCon 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
AuthorsFraser, J.
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.

JournalJournal of Romance Studies
Journal citation15 (1), pp. 91-110
ISSN1473-3536
Year2015
PublisherBerghahn
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3167/jrs.2015.150105
Publication dates
Published01 Mar 2015

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