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Pablo Palacio: Corporal Violence on Impossible Identities in the Zone of the Andes

Author(s): Falconí Travez, Diego Fernando

Journal: 452º F : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada
ISSN 2013-3294

Issue: 6;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Andean studies | Representation homosexuality | Gender violence | Impossible bodies | Vulnerability | Ecuadorian Avantgardes

Pablo Palacio was an Ecuadorian writer who, in the 1920’s, built within his narrative a catalog of rare bodies with ambiguous and disturbing sexualities, characterizations that are quite different from ones portrayed in the Andean tradition to which Palacio belongs. Nonetheless one of the most issues striking facts of these characters is that their bodies are disciplined by certain discourses of power in a violent way. This paper explores trough literary theory such abuse and violence on women and homosexual identities in two of his stories. The aim of the paper is to investigate issues such as violence, economy of representation, its relationship with the literary text and vulnerability, as a sine qua non norm of abuse, in certain bodies in the area of the Andes.
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