Greasers, gringos and wetbacks: ventriloquizing the U.S. - Mexico borderlands in Gloria Anzaldúa's dramatic monologues

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dc.contributor.author Alexander, Donna Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-21T13:04:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-21T13:04:38Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-04
dc.identifier.citation Alexander, D. M. (2018) 'Greasers, gringos and wetbacks: ventriloquizing the U.S. - Mexico borderlands in Gloria Anzaldúa's dramatic monologues', Forum for Modern Language Studies, 54(4), pp. 379-399. doi:10.1093/fmls/cqy063 en
dc.identifier.volume 54 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 379 en
dc.identifier.endpage 399 en
dc.identifier.issn 0015-8518
dc.identifier.issn 1471-6860
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7330
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/fmls/cqy063
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on two dramatic monologues by Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa. In ‘We Call Them Greasers’ and ‘sobre piedras con lagartijos’, Anzaldúa uses the voices of an Anglo male colonist and a male border-crosser to ventriloquize the colonial legacy of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands. Anzaldúa harnesses the oral possibilities of dramatic monologue to use other[ed] voices across race, gender and class divides to mediate the complex border identities produced in the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. Through close readings of the two poems, this article explores the ways in which Anzaldúa underscores the patriarchal, macho vocalities of her male speakers from her perspective as a Chicana feminist writer. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.rights © 2018, the Author. Published by Oxford University Press for the Court of the University of St Andrews. All rights reserved. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Forum for Modern Language Studies, following peer review. The version of record [Alexander, D. M. (2018) 'Greasers, gringos and wetbacks: ventriloquizing the U.S. - Mexico borderlands in Gloria Anzaldúa's dramatic monologues', Forum for Modern Language Studies, 54(4), pp. 379-399. doi:10.1093/fmls/cqy063] is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqy063 en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.subject Chicana literature en
dc.subject Postcolonial literature en
dc.subject Dramatic monologue en
dc.subject Chicana feminism en
dc.subject Border studies en
dc.subject Migration en
dc.subject Displacement en
dc.subject Violence en
dc.subject Gloria Anzaldúa en
dc.title Greasers, gringos and wetbacks: ventriloquizing the U.S. - Mexico borderlands in Gloria Anzaldúa's dramatic monologues en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Donna Alexander, English, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: donna.alexander@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-10-04
dc.date.updated 2019-01-21T12:48:54Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 470360192
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Forum for Modern Language Studies en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress donna.alexander@ucc.ie en


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