Date Thesis Awarded

7-2008

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Modern Languages

Advisor

Teresa Longo

Committee Member

Ann Marie Stock

Committee Member

Betsy Konefal

Abstract

This thesis examines the Nobel lectures of Peace and Literature Prize laureates Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez and Rigoberta Menchú. I argue that the lectures oppose Western and Latin American symbolic violence against Latin America's attempts at social change. Moreover, I propose that the lectures' power comes from the very fact that they are important cultural products that provide a space within which social relations may be presented and negotiated. These Nobel lectures oppose symbolic violence against Latin America as they expand literary and political discourses to include the continent's subaltern voice.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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