Sobre la piel: Reinaldo Arenas y Severo Sarduy en contacto

Translated title of the contribution: On the skin: Reinaldo Arenas and Severo Sarduy in contact

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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.

Translated title of the contributionOn the skin: Reinaldo Arenas and Severo Sarduy in contact
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)23-48
Number of pages26
JournalCuadernos de Literatura
Issue number42
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Archive
  • Materiality-cultural aspects
  • Reinaldo Arenas
  • Severo Sarduy
  • Visual cultures


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