Queer Transitions In Contemporary Spanish Culture

Author: Gema Perez-Sanchez
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479773
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Queer Transitions In Contemporary Spanish Culture from the Author: Gema Perez-Sanchez. Offers a sustained analysis of both high and low queer culture and its connections to cultural and political processes in Spain.

Latin American Women And The Literature Of Madness

Author: Elvira Sanchez-Blake
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786474858
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Latin American Women And The Literature Of Madness from the Author: Elvira Sanchez-Blake. At the turn of the millennium, narrative works by Latin American women writers have represented madness within contexts of sociopolitical strife and gender inequality. This book explores contemporary Latin American realities through madness narratives by prominent women authors, including Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), Lya Luft (Brazil), Diamela Eltit (Chile), Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico), Laura Restrepo (Colombia) and Irene Vilar (Puerto Rico). Close reading of these works reveals a pattern of literary techniques--a "poetics of madness"--employed by the writers to represent conditions that defy language, make sociopolitical crises tangible and register cultural perceptions of mental illness through literature.

Despotic Bodies And Transgressive Bodies

Author: Tatjana Pavlovic
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791455692
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Despotic Bodies And Transgressive Bodies from the Author: Tatjana Pavlovic. Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.

Painting On The Page

Author: Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791426036
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Painting On The Page from the Author: Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal. This book examines psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy, and semiotics to examine late 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Spanish-American literature in relation to painting, and to larger questions of art theory and literary history.

A Comparative History Of Literatures In The Iberian Peninsula

Author: CĂ©sar DomĂ­nguez
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027266913
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A Comparative History Of Literatures In The Iberian Peninsula from the Author: CĂ©sar DomĂ­nguez. Volume 2 of A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula brings to an end this collective work that aims at surveying the network of interliterary relations in the Iberian Peninsula. No attempt at such a comparative history of literatures in the Iberian Peninsula has been made until now. In this volume, the focus is placed on images (Section 1), genres (Section 2), forms of mediation (Section 3), and cultural studies and literary repertoires (Section 4). To these four sections an epilogue is added, in which specialists in literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the (sub)disciplines of comparative history and comparative literary history, search for links between Volumes 1 and 2 from the point of view of general contributions to the field of Iberian comparative studies, and assess the entire project that now reaches completion with contributions from almost one hundred scholars.

Hope And Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author: Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 156512751X
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Hope And Other Dangerous Pursuits from the Author: Laila Lalami. “A dream of a debut, by turns troubling adn glorious, angry and wise.” —Junot Diaz Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There’s Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who’s been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who’s fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future. Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about what propels people to risk their lives in search of a better future.

Spanish National Cinema

Author: NĂşria Triana-Toribio
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415220606
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Spanish National Cinema from the Author: NĂşria Triana-Toribio. This is a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in Spain, from its 19th-century origins to the present day. Nuria Triana-Toribio focuses on cinema and national identity, examining how film functioned as a national cultural industry under Franco and since the coming of democracy in the 1970s.

Desire Unlimited

Author: Paul Julian Smith
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859847787
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Desire Unlimited from the Author: Paul Julian Smith. In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro AlmodĂłvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award-winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In. Though they are ambitious and varied in style, each is a distinctive innovation on the themes that have defined his work. Desire Unlimited is the classic film-by-film assessment of AlmodĂłvar's oeuvre, now updated to include his most recent work. Still the only study of its kind in English, it vigorously confirms its original argument that beneath AlmodĂłvar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker whose work deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness. From the Hardcover edition.