Playful Memories

The Autofictional Turn in Post-Dictatorship Argentina

  • Jordana Blejmar

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jordana Blejmar
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jordana Blejmar
    Pages 115-143
  4. Jordana Blejmar
    Pages 171-196
  5. Jordana Blejmar
    Pages 197-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-233

About this book


This volume examines the blending of fact and fiction in a series of cultural artefacts by post-dictatorship writers and artists in Argentina, many of them children of disappeared or persecuted parents. Jordana Blejmar argues that these works, which emerged after the turn of the millennium, pay testament to a new cultural formation of memory characterised by the use of autofi ction and playful aesthetics. She focuses on a range of practitioners, including Laura Alcoba, Lola Arias, Félix Bruzzone, Albertina Carri, María Giuffra, Victoria Grigera Dupuy, Mariana Eva Perez, Lucila Quieto, and Ernesto Semán, who look towards each other’s works across boundaries of genre and register as part of the way they address the legacies of the 1976–1983 dictatorship. Approaching these texts not as second-hand or adoptive memories but as memories in their own right, Blejmar invites us to recognise the subversive power of self-figuration, play and humour when dealing with trauma.


Disappeared Postmemory Generation Children Toying with Trauma National Reorganization Process Black Humour Autofiction Dictatorship Lola Arias Albertina Carri Félix Bruzzone Mariana Eva Perez Lucila Quieto Laura Alcoba María Giuffra Ernesto Semán Victoria Grigera Dupuy

Authors and affiliations

  • Jordana Blejmar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication & MediaUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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