This work examines the role of anglo pop-rock music in the emotional life of the male protagonists of Argentinian novels Ocio (2000) by Fabián Casas and El amor nos destrozará 82012) by Diego Erlan. In these novels music and its forms of consumption provide the protagonists the emotional tools to face not only a teenage identity crisis, but also the experience of mourning. I read Erlan's and Casas' novels as "formative self-fictions" that convey two kinds of reading pacts: the one of the novel and the one of the autobiography and where the use of self referential resources act as a proto-political way of circulating the emotional needs of a male sensitivity that does not find, but in music, a language able to codify emotions that escape patriarchal gender norms.
|Translated title of the contribution||Mixtape: Music, masculinity and emotion in El amor nos destrozará by Diego Erlan y Ocio by Fabián Casas|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Literatura y Linguistica|
|State||Published - Nov 2018|