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A Reader-Response Study of the Relationship between the Wayuu Peoples and Gabriel García Márquez's Literature: The Influence of Ethno-education on Language Use and Narratives of Identity in an Indigenous Bilingual Context (2018)
Journal Article
McAleer, P. (in press). A Reader-Response Study of the Relationship between the Wayuu Peoples and Gabriel García Márquez's Literature: The Influence of Ethno-education on Language Use and Narratives of Identity in an Indigenous Bilingual Context. The Modern language review, ISSN 0026-7937

The multiple functions of criollo, gaucho and indigenous symbols in La historieta Patoruzú, 1936-50 : the conflicts of Peronism, nationalism, and migration (2017)
Journal Article
McAleer, P. R. (2018). The multiple functions of criollo, gaucho and indigenous symbols in La historieta Patoruzú, 1936-50 : the conflicts of Peronism, nationalism, and migration. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 27(2), 253-270. doi:10.1080/13569325.2017.1402753

This article considers the comic book, Patoruzú in light of the cultural expressions of Argentine criollismo between the 1930s and 50s. It begins by examining the political and class conflicts that informed the meanings of criollo symbols, and how Da... Read More

The perils of parody : joking with stereotypes in a postcolonial context in Cien años de soledad (2016)
Journal Article
McAleer, P. (2016). The perils of parody : joking with stereotypes in a postcolonial context in Cien años de soledad. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 21(3), 187-203. doi:10.1080/14701847.2015.1179849

This article examines the comic treatment of the characters in Cien años de soledad. It challenges the previous studies of the novel’s comedy, which have tended to conclude that its comic formulas are necessarily subversive and carnivalesque. Employi... Read More

Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern Spanish-American comic novel (2015)
Book
McAleer, P. (2015). Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern Spanish-American comic novel. Boydell Press

An important but often overlooked function of comedy is its intrinsic relation to questions of identity. This relationship, furthermore, is connected to another traditional feature of comedy: the utopian impulse. This book analyses these functions of... Read More