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dc.contributor.advisorKirkpatrick, Gwen
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T19:57:53Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2020
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionPh.D.
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes the relationship between writing and the emergence of the modern athletic imagination in Latin America at the end of the 19th century as a way of charting the subjective dimensions of globalization. I explore the moment at which modernismo—the first aesthetic movement that originated in Latin America—addressed the restoration of the Olympic Games in 1896 with the publication of Artemis, a novella by Enrique Larreta set in Olympia and published six months after the inauguration of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens. I consider this inaugural encounter between modernismo and the Olympic movement as a literary matrix to further explore the athletic making of the modern world through the intersection of writing and sports.
dc.description.abstractThis essay argues that Latin American literature adopts sports imaginaries since they provide a cosmopolitan lingua franca through which both Latin American writings and bodies acquire a global citizenship. Thus, I also reflect upon Rubén Darío’s introduction of sports to his chronicle readers as a paradoxical way of “living in English but dreaming in Spanish”, and upon the pseudonyms that the Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga borrowed from Pierre Loti’s novels and adapted to his cycling races in Salto, Uruguay. Advancing these research scenarios to the 20th century, I conclude by calling special attention to the Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral’s poetic depiction of a sports stadium and the masses of spectators in 1940 at the beginning of World War II.
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dc.format.extent248 leaves
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dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourceSpanish & Portuguese
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectJournalism
dc.subjectLatin American Literature
dc.subjectModernismo
dc.subjectOlympic Games
dc.subjectSports
dc.subject.lcshLatin American literature
dc.subject.lcshLatin America -- Research
dc.subject.otherLatin American literature
dc.subject.otherLatin American studies
dc.titleAtlas: Una Cartografía del Deporte en la Literatura Latinoamericana (1888-1940)
dc.title.alternativeAtlas: A Cartography of Sports in Latin American Literature (1888– 1940)
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gu.embargo.lift-date2022-06-30
gu.embargo.termscommon-2-years


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