Contesting Canonical Constructions of the Argentine Nation: Other Voices and Views in Gabriela Cabezón Cámara's 'Las aventuras de la China Iron'

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This paper analyses GCC's recent novel, 'Las aventuras de la China Iron', contrasting the vision of Argentina that the character Coronel Hernández wishes to impose (patriarchal, mechanized, excluding indigenous and gaucho groups) with the alternative vision represented by the protagonist China, Scottish settler Liz and the Iñchiñ people (inclusive vis-a-vis gender and indigenous groups, responsive to and in harmony with the natural world).
Whilst their alternative vision can be critiqued for its utopianism, it raises important questions regarding whose vision of the nation shapes the future and imagines ways out of the grand canonical narratives that continue to dominate national imaginaries.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 4 Jun 2022
EventMLA International Symposium - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jun 2022 → …

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ConferenceMLA International Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period2/06/22 → …

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