Based on the photographic and epistolary archives that Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990) and Severo Sarduy (1937-1993) deposited in the Firestone Library of Princeton University, this essay inquires into the intersections between corporal materiality, visual culture, and archive that inscribed in these special collections. Thus, by means of a thorough analysis of images and texts, supported by concepts such as plasticity, body, and materiality, this essay shows a real archive of the skin of Arenas and Sarduy, the subsequent somatic narratives and the technologies that mediate it.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Literature and Literary Theory
- Materiality-cultural aspects
- Reinaldo Arenas
- Severo Sarduy
- Visual cultures