In the turbulent Argentine history of the second half of the 20th century, the repressive forces marked what could be said and the acceptable ways to become subjects and citizens while they expelled into silence those other beings marked by abjection. Despite this, even in those moments there were gaps through which desire overflowed and a spark of resistance that would leave traces in the memory of later generations was ignited. In a context in which the devices of cultural censorship were intensifying, voices that began to make other identities visible arose: gays, lesbians, transvestites, transsexuals, which configured the “(bad)saying” series in Argentine literature which includes authors such as Carlos Correas, Renato Pellegrini, Héctor Lastra, Manuel Puig and Reina Roffé, among others. If we take into account the processes of subjectivation of gender-sexual minorities, this period includes a transcendental moment from the initial flashes of a minority consciousness, still linked to individual and hidden forms of the homosexual subculture, to the configuration of a collective subjectivity sex-dissident that would begin to emerge at the end of the 60s to unfold later in different forms of representation, militancy and full visibility in the last decades. This is proved in the works of Osvaldo Lamborghini, Ioshua, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara or Sergio Bizzio, who from diverse aesthetics and textualities erode the traditional ways of understanding gender-sexual identities.
José Javier Maristany
Derivas del (mal)decir. Subjetividades minoritarias en la literatura argentina
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