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Bleeding Assemblages: Translating Borders in the Bilingual Poetry of Irma Pineda Santiago Public Deposited

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  • This thesis examines the bilingual poetry of indigenous, Mexican poet Irma Pineda Santiago. In her work, she composes mirrored poems in Isthmus Zapotec and Spanish. I analyze the ways in which her work brings Zapotec and Spanish into contact with one another, demanding that readers acknowledge narratives of erasure that denigrate indigenous language, voice, and cultural expression. In the thesis, I argue that Pineda Santiago’s work can be described as a “bleeding assemblage” or a network of permeable relations. Through this model, I theorize that the work occupies, redefines, and expands a host of contact zones. I further conceptualize Pineda Santiago as a poet-translator, such that her poetry offers an alternative model of relationality that is transcontextual, transnational, translingual, and transformative. I propose that her work demonstrates the powerful ability of language and poetry to cross, blur, and deconstruct a binary notion of borders and turn such divides into contact zones where both connection and division, similarity and difference, pain and joy might co-exist. Through this thesis, I propose that Pineda Santiago’s poetry demonstrates a new form of relationality that rewrites cultural mythologies of violence and erasure.
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  • 2017-11-08 to 2019-06-27

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