Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • Tiempo del relato y perspectiva narrativa en la literatura en primera persona
    Author Cuasante Fernández, Elena
    Issue Vol. XIV/2013/1-2
    Category Critica
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.14.2013.1–2.4
    Pages pp. 53-68
    Keywords autobiography; narrative theory; plot order; focalisation; fragmentary genres
    Abstract Using as a base relevant studies on narrative theory and specific studies related to the autobiographical genre, this work sets out to perform a detailed analysis of the formal features of first person narratives. To be more concise, we have centred our analysis on two narrative categories that are most relevant to the autobiographical genre, that is, narrative tense and narrative perspective. The final objective of this study is to identify the dominant formal features of each variant of the autobiographical genre, and, to do this, we shall consider, on the one hand, the range within the genre, and on the other handmake a distinction between fiction and non-fiction.
  • Le moi des autres: les sources de la polyphonie narrative chez les écrivaines africaines
    Author Cuasante Fernández, Elena
    Issue Vol. IX/2007/1
    Category Critica
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.9.2007.1.2
    Pages pp. 17-26
    Keywords literature, Africa, woman, enunciation, polyphony
    Abstract One of the main characteristics of feminine literary texts from black Africa is the dominant use of the first person as a narrative instance of the story. In this work we will try to show how the homodiegetic narrative of the first texts of women writers offers a series of specific features that refer, on the one hand, to the plural value of the use of the first person in non-fiction texts, and, on the other hand, to the introduction, in fiction texts, of new mechanisms of gender identification as polyphony or dialogic communication between women.