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Eugenio Claudio Di Stefano
University of Nebraska, Omaha (Omaha, NE 68182-0001)

Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era

Summer research and writing on Latin American Literature and Studies and Literary Criticism.

In my book project, The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era, I offer a timely intervention on Latin American literary studies by arguing for a reevaluation of aesthetic autonomy in contemporary Latin American literature (1978-present). In particular, I survey literature and theory centering on Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, countries that suffered under lengthy dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s. In the aftermath of authoritarian rule, Latin American literary studies shifted its focus from aesthetic autonomy toward theorizing the reader's experience when confronted with representations of state-sponsored terror. The Vanishing Frame is the first book to argue for a reconsideration of aesthetic autonomy within the context of postdictatorial literature.

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Project fields:
Latin American Literature; Latin American Studies; Literary Criticism

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 8/31/2015