The Resource Gender and nationalism in colonial Cuba : the travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin, Adriana Méndez Rodenas

Gender and nationalism in colonial Cuba : the travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin, Adriana Méndez Rodenas

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Gender and nationalism in colonial Cuba : the travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin
Title
Gender and nationalism in colonial Cuba
Title remainder
the travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin
Statement of responsibility
Adriana Méndez Rodenas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spaeng
  • eng
Summary
  • Author of novels, memoirs, and travel writings, Maria de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, better known as la Condesa de Merlin (1789-1852), is arguably one of Cuba's most engaging authors; yet until now her works have gone largely ignored
  • Born in colonial Havana to an aristocratic Creole family, the future countess of Merlin left Cuba for Spain at an early age. Later, her marriage to the French count Antoine Christophe Merlin and the invasion of French Napoleonic troops precipitated another move to France, where she became one of the belles dames of Paris and began her literary career. She returned only once to Cuba after the death of her husband in 1840, a journey that produced Viaje a la Habana. Upon her return to Paris, Merlin expanded this into La Havane, an ambitious three-volume account of the political, social, and economic organization of the island
  • From the viewpoint of feminist and psychoanalytical theory, Gender and Nationalism in Colonial Cuba explores the many ways in which issues of gender have contributed to Merlin's virtual absence from the canons of literature and from the discourses on Cuban national identity
  • Mendez Rodenas seeks to restore Merlin as the first woman writer in Cuban literary history to articulate a sense of national identity, as well as being Cuba's first female historian. She focuses on Merlin's travel writings because they examine such issues as slavery, independence, nationhood, the role of women, education, and local literature. In the process, she broadens our understanding of colonial Cuban history and expands our knowledge of the ways in which travel writing can influence a country's national literature
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Méndez Rodenas, Adriana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1799.H3
LC item number
M4736 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Merlin, María de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo
  • Merlin, María de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo
  • Jaruco, María de las Mercedes de Merlin de
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • La Habana (Cuba)
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • La Havane (Cuba)
  • Kuba
  • Feminist criticism
  • Crítica feminista
  • Feminist criticism
  • Travel
  • Récits de voyages
  • Reise
Label
Gender and nationalism in colonial Cuba : the travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin, Adriana Méndez Rodenas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the margins of history : gender and nationalism in Spanish American literature -- The return of the prodigal daughter : the new world discovery of la condesa de Merlin -- The view from the harbor : gender subversion in the literature of the second discovery -- A nation invented : imagining Cuba in Merlin and the Del Monte circle -- (In)versions and (re)writings : viaje a La Habana and the origins of Cuban literature -- Bound to the (male) book : gender, colonialism, and slavery in La Havane -- Creole women : the other as self -- La comtesse stares back : the many faces of Merlin in Cuban literature
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780826512994
Lccn
97021193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37373478
  • (OCoLC)ocm37373478
Label
Gender and nationalism in colonial Cuba : the travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, condesa de Merlin, Adriana Méndez Rodenas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the margins of history : gender and nationalism in Spanish American literature -- The return of the prodigal daughter : the new world discovery of la condesa de Merlin -- The view from the harbor : gender subversion in the literature of the second discovery -- A nation invented : imagining Cuba in Merlin and the Del Monte circle -- (In)versions and (re)writings : viaje a La Habana and the origins of Cuban literature -- Bound to the (male) book : gender, colonialism, and slavery in La Havane -- Creole women : the other as self -- La comtesse stares back : the many faces of Merlin in Cuban literature
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780826512994
Lccn
97021193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37373478
  • (OCoLC)ocm37373478

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