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Diasporic Voices

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003821/00001

Material Information

Title: Diasporic Voices Exile Consciousness in the Works of Melinda Lopez, Arturo Rodriguez, and Ana Mendieta
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Morales, Elsie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Exile
Cuba
Cuban-American
Cultural Identity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This project is an exploration of exile consciousness in the works of three Cuban-American artists-Melinda Lopez (a playwright), Arturo Rodriguez (a painter), and Ana Mendieta (a body/earthwork artist). Based on the artists' position as "one-and-a-half generation" exiles raised outside of the Miami Cuban community, their experience is unique in that they must cope with two identity-defining transitions: adolescence and acculturation. I argue that exile, as opposed to emigre or refugee, is a psychological state of being that transcends physical terms. Representing border identities, the inbetween state of these artists is expressed through different tropes of exile. In Melinda Lopez's Sonia Flew, exile is discussed in terms of Sigmund Freud's concept of trauma In Arturo Rodriguez's paintings, exile is universalized through the artist's depiction of alienation and displacement as part of the human condition. Rodriguez's work is is analyzed in terms of his position as a specular border intellectual and Foucault's writings on madness. Finally, Ana Mendieta's Silueta series depicts exile as a perpetually transient or liminal state, despite the artist's efforts to reconstitute a connection to the earth or nation. As a female minority artist, Mendieta is doubly displaced. Judith Butler's concept of performativity and Jacques Derrida's concept of aporia frame my discussion of the Silueta series as an impossible passage.
Statement of Responsibility: by Elsie Morales
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hassold, Cris

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 M8
System ID: NCFE003821:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003821/00001

Material Information

Title: Diasporic Voices Exile Consciousness in the Works of Melinda Lopez, Arturo Rodriguez, and Ana Mendieta
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Morales, Elsie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Exile
Cuba
Cuban-American
Cultural Identity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This project is an exploration of exile consciousness in the works of three Cuban-American artists-Melinda Lopez (a playwright), Arturo Rodriguez (a painter), and Ana Mendieta (a body/earthwork artist). Based on the artists' position as "one-and-a-half generation" exiles raised outside of the Miami Cuban community, their experience is unique in that they must cope with two identity-defining transitions: adolescence and acculturation. I argue that exile, as opposed to emigre or refugee, is a psychological state of being that transcends physical terms. Representing border identities, the inbetween state of these artists is expressed through different tropes of exile. In Melinda Lopez's Sonia Flew, exile is discussed in terms of Sigmund Freud's concept of trauma In Arturo Rodriguez's paintings, exile is universalized through the artist's depiction of alienation and displacement as part of the human condition. Rodriguez's work is is analyzed in terms of his position as a specular border intellectual and Foucault's writings on madness. Finally, Ana Mendieta's Silueta series depicts exile as a perpetually transient or liminal state, despite the artist's efforts to reconstitute a connection to the earth or nation. As a female minority artist, Mendieta is doubly displaced. Judith Butler's concept of performativity and Jacques Derrida's concept of aporia frame my discussion of the Silueta series as an impossible passage.
Statement of Responsibility: by Elsie Morales
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hassold, Cris

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 M8
System ID: NCFE003821:00001

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