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Literary and Cinematic Depictions of Masculinity in Spanish America

Questions


How is masculinity understood and represented in these works?

How is homosexuality represented in these works? Can homosexuals be revolutionaries?

Readings/Viewings

Arenas, Reinaldo, Before Night Falls, Viking (New York, 1993 [1992]).

Fresa y Chocolate, directed Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1994).

Puig, Manuel, The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1976).

Santiago, Silviano, Stella Manhattan (1985).

Criticism

Mario, Santi Enrique, ‘Fresa y Chocolate: The Rhetoric of Cuban Reconciliation’, MLN, vol. 113:2 (1998).