Exclusion, Displacement, and Emancipation in the Writing of Cristina Peri Rossi and Annie Ernaux
Kellogg Institute Graduate Research Grants
Cristina Peri Rossi and Annie Ernaux are two of the most important women writers in the world today. Last year, Cristina Peri Rossi was awarded the Cervantes Prize, and this year Annie Ernaux won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Both writers were born in the early 1940s, and since the 1970s have not returned to their place of origin; Cristina Peri Rossi because of her exile and Annie Ernaux because of her social ascent. In this research, I compare the trajectories of Cristina Peri Rossi and Annie Ernaux as two forms of displacement that originated from exclusion and turned into processes of emancipation.