Queer Genealogies in Transnational Barcelona Maria-Mercè Marçal, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Flavia Company
University of Cambridge
Modern and Medieval Languages
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Tanna, N. (2019). Queer Genealogies in Transnational Barcelona Maria-Mercè Marçal, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Flavia Company (Doctoral thesis). https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.17220
How do queer texts engage traditional perceptions of family, nation, and the literary canon? How do readers and writers connect with their predecessors? Natasha Tanna explores lesbian and queer desire through three authors based in Barcelona, a key locus of queer cultural production. Her analysis of the Catalan Maria-Mercè Marçal (1952-1998), of Montevideo-born Cristina Peri Rossi (1941-), and of Buenos Aires-born Flavia Company (1963-) disrupts linear conceptions of time and challenges the centrality of textual and authorial origin to national literary historiographies. Whereas conventional understandings of genealogy emphasise a continuous line of inheritance traced from an origin, Tanna highlights the collaborative creation in these authors’ fragmented, transnational genealogies. A queer bringing together of disparate fragments suggests how we might navigate difference in an increasingly entwined, yet ever more fractious, world in which notions of ‘pure’ or ‘simple’ origins are often violently at odds with disordered and disorderly relationships between people, nations, and texts.
Cristina Peri Rossi, Maria-Mercè Marçal, Flavia Company, Queer temporalities, literary genealogy, Sappho, Renée Vivien, Barcelona, lesbian literature, queer literature, queer, lesbian, Sapphic, queer textuality, transnational literature, exile, diaspora, genealogy, Michel Foucault, fragmentation, legacy, obsession, affect, melancholia, La nave de los locos, Ship of Fools, Tapestry of the Creation, dictatorship, Sara Ahmed, Rosi Braidotti, La passió segons Renée Vivien, El libro de mis primos, Melalcor, Querida Nélida, Volver antes que ir, Por mis muertos, inheritance, eroticism, futurity, queer futurity
PhD funded by UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant no. 1376944).
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.17220
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