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Beyond the Corpse-Barbarian: The Radical (Mexican) Grammar of Death in the Works of Teresa Margolles and Sergio Gonz��lez Rodr��guez

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Abstract, This article analyzes early works by Teresa Margolles (Lengua, 2000) and Sergio Gonz��lez Rodr��guez (Huesos en el desierto, 2002) in terms of necrowriting, that is, a grammar among and for the dead in the wake of the Mexican War on Drugs, which aims at resisting the predatory power of exacerbated neoliberalism that sustains the conflict. On the basis of Margolles��� and Gonz��lez Rodr��guez��� early necrowriting techniques, the article develops a jurisprudential critique of the systemic violence suffered by people in contemporary Mexico in order to outline a robust notion of political mourning.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Romero, L. G. (2021). Beyond the Corpse-Barbarian: The Radical (Mexican) Grammar of Death in the Works of Teresa Margolles and Sergio Gonz��lez Rodr��guez. Law and Literature, 33(3), 519-545. doi:10.1080/1535685X.2021.1919408

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85107538166

Start Page


  • 519

End Page


  • 545

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Abstract, This article analyzes early works by Teresa Margolles (Lengua, 2000) and Sergio Gonz��lez Rodr��guez (Huesos en el desierto, 2002) in terms of necrowriting, that is, a grammar among and for the dead in the wake of the Mexican War on Drugs, which aims at resisting the predatory power of exacerbated neoliberalism that sustains the conflict. On the basis of Margolles��� and Gonz��lez Rodr��guez��� early necrowriting techniques, the article develops a jurisprudential critique of the systemic violence suffered by people in contemporary Mexico in order to outline a robust notion of political mourning.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Romero, L. G. (2021). Beyond the Corpse-Barbarian: The Radical (Mexican) Grammar of Death in the Works of Teresa Margolles and Sergio Gonz��lez Rodr��guez. Law and Literature, 33(3), 519-545. doi:10.1080/1535685X.2021.1919408

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85107538166

Start Page


  • 519

End Page


  • 545

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication