La Novela de Escritoras Dominicanas de 1990 a 2007

This book offers the first critical analysis of the study of narrative literature written by women from the Dominican Republic during the past fifteen years. Beginning by tracing the history of Dominican women writers from the nineteenth century to the present, the study then moves on to an analysis of the construction of space and identity in the works of these authors. Opening the door to researching this new generation of Dominican women novelists, this work makes significant contributions to the fields of Caribbean and women’s studies.


“Dr. Rosell’s work shows the clear desire to be inclusive, without pretending to be exhaustive, and it focuses on the study of novels by women during the past fifteen years ... Consequently, the scholar and the general reader are presented with a continuum, and are given critical summations of the Dominican novelistic production of women, pointing out the thematic and stylistic connections among these works.” - Dr. Emelda Ramos, Universidad Católica Nordestana

“Dr. Sara Rosell’s work serves as a critical introduction to a panoramic study of novels written by women writers in the Dominican Republic from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present.” - Dr. Janice Wright, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of Charleston

“This book covers the works of more than twenty different Dominican female authors. It presents with clarity and academic rigor the particularities of Dominican women’s writing ... It constitutes a milestone for scholars wishing to discover Caribbean studies and also covers an academic field usually ignored by Latin American Studies.” - Dr. Enrique Ávila López, Spanish Instructor, Mount Royal College

Table of Contents

Prólogo de Emelda Ramos
Preface by Emelda Ramos
Introducción - La búsqueda del espacio
1 Panorama de la escritura femenina: precursoras y novísimas
2 Entre la historia y la ficción: la recreación del pasado
3 Del carnaval al huracán: navegando el espacio urbano
4 El mecanismo de la memoria: entre la infancia y la adolescencia
5 El sujeto fragmentado: la representación del deseo