Mayron Publishes Article

Laura Mayron, a doctoral student in our program in Hispanic Language & Literatures, has had an article accepted for publication in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Laura tells us about her article:

“My article, ‘Dionysian Embodiment: Abject Queerness in Federico García Lorca’s ‘Ode to Walt Whitman” will be published in the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicosin 2023. Federico García Lorca’s poem ‘Ode to Walt Whitman’ from Poeta en Nueva York (1940) is well-known for its shockingly homophobic language. This article explores the discomfort and disgust surrounding queer subjectivity in the poem, specifically through images of the body. My analysis is centered on the dichotomy between Apollonian and Dionysian embodiment, a tension that reveals how Lorca’s conceptualization of queerness is linked to abjection and exposes the inner workings of the death drive in the poem.”