Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Modern Languages and Literatures
Ann Marie Stock
This thesis examines the Nobel lectures of Peace and Literature Prize laureates Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez and Rigoberta Menchú. I argue that the lectures oppose Western and Latin American symbolic violence against Latin America's attempts at social change. Moreover, I propose that the lectures' power comes from the very fact that they are important cultural products that provide a space within which social relations may be presented and negotiated. These Nobel lectures oppose symbolic violence against Latin America as they expand literary and political discourses to include the continent's subaltern voice.
Grosh, Olga, "Discursive Opposition to Symbolic Violence in the Nobel Lectures of Latin American Laureates" (2008). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 847.
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