Laura Barbas-Rhoden

An assistant professor of Spanish at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Laura Barbas–Rhoden has published several articles on Central American literature and culture.

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Writing Women in Central America · Gender and the Fictionalization of History
By Laura Barbas-Rhoden

What is the relationship between history and fiction in a place with a contentious past? And of what concern is gender in the telling of stories about that past? Writing Women in Central America explores these questions as it considers key Central American texts. This study analyzes how authors appropriate history to confront the rhetoric of the state, global economic powers, and even dissident groups within their own cultures.