Title

Anarcho-Feminist Melodrama and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Abstract

In her article "Anarcho-Feminist Melodrama and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (1929-2016)" Claire Solomon analyzes the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope as an apparatus of capture (Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand). More precisely, her article models how such tropes imply modes of reading anachronistically and metafictionally that decontextualize gestures of resistance and conflate female writers, performers, and characters across time and place. Solomon offers a situated formalist reading of Argentine playwright Salvadora Medina Onrubia's 1929 drama, Las descentradas, revealing an avant-garde counterpoint of melodrama and metafiction as an ambiguous alternative to capture.

Publisher

Purdue University Press

Publication Date

3-1-2017

Publication Title

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

Department

Hispanic Studies

Additional Department

Comparative Literature

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.7771/1481-4374.2896

Language

English

Format

text

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