Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Branche, Jerome. “Ennobling Savagery? Sentimentalism and the Subaltern in Sab.Afro-Hispanic Review 17, no. 2 (fall 1998): 12-23.

Examines Sab as an abolitionist and feminist text that illustrates notions of liberty and equality.

Fivel-Démoret, Sharon Romeo. “The Production and Consumption of Propaganda Literature: The Cuban Anti-Slavery Novel.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 66, no. 1 (January 1989): 1-12.

Discusses four Cuban anti-slavery novels, including Sab, asserting that these novels negotiate their abolitionist positions amid the censorship of such ideas.

Fontanella, Lee. “Mystical Diction and Imagery in Gómez de Avellaneda and Carolina Coronado.” Latin American Literary Review 19 (fall-winter 1981): 47-55.

Suggests that Avellaneda and Carolina Coronado use the poetic diction and imagery of San Juan to express the relationship between the sensual and the spiritual.

Hart, Stephen M. “Is Women's Writing in Spanish America Gender-Specific?” MLN 110, no. 2 (March 1995): 335-52.

Examines Spanish-American women's writing through four authors' works and suggests that Avellaneda's Saúl illustrates women's interest in the individual and the feminine.

Hernández, Librada. “On the Double: Tres Amores and the Postponement of Love in Avellaneda's Theater.” In Letras Femeninas: Número Extraordinario Conmemorativo: 1974-1994 (1994): 39-47.

Argues Avellaneda challenges patriarchal representations of women in Tres amores.

Judicini, Joseph V. “The Stylistic Revision of La Avellaneda's Alfonso Munio.Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 11, no. 3 (October 1977): 451-66.

Provides a close textual comparison of the two versions of Alfonso Munio.

Schlau, Stacey. “Stranger in a Strange Land: The Discourse of Alienation in Gómez de Avellaneda's Abolitionist Novel Sab.Hispania 69, no. 3 (summer 1986): 495-503.

Considers the construction of Sab as an abolitionist novel that also comments on the alienation of people according to class and gender.