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Title: La habitación del desahogo (2012) - Mexican Monsters
Author(s): Ordiz, Ines
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Editor(s): Bacon, Simon
Citation: Ordiz I (2020) La habitación del desahogo (2012) - Mexican Monsters. In: Bacon S (ed.) Monsters: A Companion. Genre Fiction and Film Companions. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 111-118.
Issue Date: 2020
Date Deposited: 20-Aug-2021
Series/Report no.: Genre Fiction and Film Companions
Abstract: The online exposition “La habitación del desahogo/The Room of Relief” reinvents the legendary Mexican figure of La Llorona to put forward a poetic critique of the violent consequences of sexist inequality and gendered violence in Spanish-speaking countries. This chapter argues that this piece of transgressive artwork is a transcultural reinterpretation of the Mexican legend that, while maintaining some of the essential elements of the figure and addressing the relevance of the cultural community it belongs to, also exemplifies the ability of La Llorona to facilitate intercultural dialogue and to interrogate the monstrosity of transnational patriarchal structures that affect violence against women.
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript that has been published in Monsters: A Companion/edited by Simon Bacon in the series Genre Fiction and Film Companions. The original work can be found at: © Peter Lang AG 2020. All rights reserved
DOI Link: 10.3726/b14677

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