Queer(ing) Poetic Subjects: Gender, Space and Time in Garcia Lorca's Late Poetry

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This article focuses on a selection of poems from Federico García Lorca’s 1930s poetic works, Diván del Tamarit and Sonetos del amor oscuro, to argue that, by adding a non-normative element to his exploration of desire, Lorca queers poetic subjects and articulates gender, space and time in transgressive and innovative ways. Both poetic works reveal a sense of ambiguity made explicit as an integral part of the poetic artifice, together with spatiotemporal transgressions and re-appropriations of various poetic traditions, which reinforce the constructed and destructive nature of heteronormative discourses around gender and desire. Through close textual reading, I examine how Lorca creates an indeterminate and epenthetic poetic realm where the limits of desire and death are distorted and bodies, emotional states and spatiotemporal coordinates are unstable and fluid.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Pages (from-to)251-277
Number of pages26
JournalCauce. Revista Internacional de Filología, Comunicación y sus Didácticas
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2021

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Poetry Institute


  • Federico García Lorca
  • gender
  • Poetics
  • queer
  • space
  • time
  • desire
  • death
  • poetry
  • Hispanic
  • Spanish


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