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Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor

Jill Syverson-Stork


Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s queer identity was denied until the 1970s, long after his untimely death in 1936, but since then, literary and queer theorists have read his poetry for more clues to his identity and sexuality. My thesis, written in Spanish, examines Lorca’s poetry under the lenses of both literary and queer theory, bringing together biographical information with the Foucauldian study of different authorial “selves.” Using what we know about the poet’s life and about the variety of poetic identities that Lorca created on the page, this thesis embarks on the study of how his surrealist and theatrical literary techniques create different “stages” and poetic selves through which he could perform queer identity.