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Abstract

Laura Alcoba’s The Rabbit House (2008), belongs to the cannon of post- dictatorship child survivors—who themselves lived under the precarious life of militancy during Argentina’s Dictatorship (1976-1983). This paper exams the image of a young seven-year-old child’s who undergoes serious confrontational mischief's due to her inability to fully acquire militant norms and live by adult rules because of her child-like nature during her stay in la clandestindad. Moreover, rather than assuming the role of an innocent child figure of the 1970s Left-wing revolutionary war, Alcoba’s child protagonist assumes a politically active character that has the ability to perform childhood as though her life in secrecy did not exist.

Bio Note

Stephanie Orozco joined the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department in the Fall of 2019. She earned her PhD from the University of South Carolina in 2018, and her MA in Spanish Literature from the University of Nevada Reno in 2013 and her BAs in Spanish and international Affairs with an emphasis in Ethic Studies from the University of Nevada Reno.

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