Using modern feminist and narratological tools of analysis, Elizabeth Scarlett offers illuminating insights into the terms of embodiment in novels by numerous Spanish authors. Scarlett reveals significant correlations between gender and figurations of the female (and male) body and traces a history of the mind-body connection in Spanish novels from the late nineteenth century to present.

Under Construction is the first sustained study of its kind. It provides original and compelling readings of Spanish novels, and it grounds theory in the changing specificities of literary movements, generational rivalries, and historical turmoil.

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