History, literature and myths: a reading of Sandra Cisneros’s “Woman Hollering Creek”

Ruan Nunes


ABSTRACT: History and literature have become one of the several foci of feminist investigations concerning their difficult relationship with the issue of gender (GORDON, 2011) and their intersection offers an interesting investigative locus from which representations of different subjects are challenged and contested. Taking into consideration the contributions of authors such as Harris (2005, 2009) and Armstrong (2005), this essay aims to discuss how history and literature are inextricably intertwined while analysing the rewriting of Mexican myths in Sandra Cisnero’s short story entitled “Woman Hollering Creek”. Not only does Cisnero’s rewriting of myths illustrate how history and literature represent marginalized subjects, but it also elaborates a critique which privileges gender as a category of analysis.

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