Searching for the writing subject in La vida de la Monja Alférez: autobiografía atribuida a Doña Catalina de Erauso

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dc.contributor Clayton, Lawrence
dc.contributor Edmunds, Bruce
dc.contributor Fox, Thomas
dc.contributor Worden, William
dc.contributor.advisor Janiga-Perkins, Constance Williamson, Amy Cahill 2017-03-01T14:36:14Z 2017-03-01T14:36:14Z 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000401
dc.identifier.other Williamson_alatus_0004D_10481
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The writing subject in the La Vida de la Monja Alférez: Autobiografía atribuida a Doña Catalina de Erauso is a difficult subject to determine because of the apocryphal nature of the text, the impact of multiple authors on the subsequent copies of the work, and the gender changes of the protagonist. There have been many critical approaches implemented to study this text, among them sociological, historical, feminist and formalist. All of these have added invaluable information to the understanding of the text, but few have focused on all of the Erauso entities manifested in the Vida. Further investigation is warranted into the writing subject phenomenon in Early Modern Spain to evaluate the messages that the collective writing subject is imparting. Applying Paul Smith's concept of the writing subject as a psychological collective entity that presents messages to the reader (xxx), the work can be evaluated for the various messages presented by the collective writing subject using the narrator and protagonist. Additionally, an evaluation of the historical Erauso and the history of the text will aid in understanding the various points of entry for other authors, editors, publicists and copyists. Investigating the fields of Early Modern Autobiography, Soldier's Autobiography as well as the the various literary genres which are present in the text will clarify particular scenes that contribute to the development of the protagonist. All of these areas of investigation will allow the messages that the collective writing subject brings to the text to be analyzed. The writing subject of Erauso's life story can also be compared to the writing subjects of female soldier's life stories to establish similarities between the two. Conclusions can be drawn about the nature of the collective writing subject, the importance of gender identity and the messages that the writing subject delivers through a study of the text and an application of the criticism.
dc.format.extent 210 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Literature, Latin American
dc.subject.other Literature, Romance
dc.title Searching for the writing subject in La vida de la Monja Alférez: autobiografía atribuida a Doña Catalina de Erauso
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics Spanish The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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