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Fear, Estrangement And The Sublime Moment In Hugo Santiago’S Invasión (Argentina, 1969)., Yvonne F. Cornejo 2014 University of South Florida

Fear, Estrangement And The Sublime Moment In Hugo Santiago’S Invasión (Argentina, 1969)., Yvonne F. Cornejo

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

This paper examines how the sublime aesthetic combines with science fiction tropes to articulate estrangement and dislocation in Hugo Santiago’s film Invasión (Argentina, 1969). The dystopian tones, alienating landscape and unstoppable invaders featured in the film resonate with Burke’s negative sublime, while a Kantian approach to Invasión provides grounds for discussion of the film’s cognitive effect on the viewer. A close examination of the cinematic text reveals the manner in which its dystopian tropes cross over into the horror genre to comment on politics and history, while also highlighting the limits of representation.


La Revolución Zombificada. La Alegoría Del Trauma Cubano En Juan De Los Muertos, De Alejandro Brugués, Antonio Cardentey Levin 2014 University of South Florida

La Revolución Zombificada. La Alegoría Del Trauma Cubano En Juan De Los Muertos, De Alejandro Brugués, Antonio Cardentey Levin

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

A partir del concepto “momento alegórico”, de Adam Lowenstein, me he planteado analizar críticamente la alegoría sociopolítica latente en la comedia Juan de los Muertos(2010), del cubano Alejandro Brugués, en relación dialógica con la zombificación y sus implicaciones argumentales. Siguiendo algunas de las ideas del Manifiesto Zombi, de Sarah Juliet Lauro y Karen Embry, advierto una construcción psicoanalítica del inmovilismo nacional en el contexto de la llamada Primavera Árabe, en el cual se rodó la película. A mi modo de ver, la figura del zombi constituye aquí una variante del tema del doble, en la medida en que alude ...


Un Cuento Satírico En Medio Del Debate Sobre El Darwinismo En México, Miguel A. Fernández Delgado MAFD 2014 University of South Florida

Un Cuento Satírico En Medio Del Debate Sobre El Darwinismo En México, Miguel A. Fernández Delgado Mafd

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Charles Darwin's theory of biological evolution of species was accepted or rejected by Mexican scientists, including Gabino Barreda, representative of Comte's philosophy. It was also included by Justo Sierra in a history book for the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, a decision which raised a lot of criticism from conservative groups. It is also discussed the implications of social Darwinism in the early Twentieth Century Mexico. The document we offer is a satire published in those years, which resembles the tone of Swift's Gulliver Travels.


Casta Painting And The Characterization Of Colonial Mexican Identities, Natalia Caldas 2014 Western University

Casta Painting And The Characterization Of Colonial Mexican Identities, Natalia Caldas

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis will examine the emergence of the casta painting genre in eighteenth century New Spain and elements of identity formation in the characterization of colonial subjects. Through the use of a database and close reading of paintings, a corpus of 370 paintings were studied and analyzed. A total of 1471 casta characters were extracted from said paintings and the relationship between actions performed, objects, and to each other was analyzed. In using this methodology results point to the significant historical division between the social communities and colonial society. By focusing on the study of particular characters fractures in imposed ...


Not The Boy Next Door: An Essay On Exclusion And Brazilian Foreign Policy, Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Not The Boy Next Door: An Essay On Exclusion And Brazilian Foreign Policy, Diego Santos Vieira De Jesus

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Sobre O Olhar Do Narrador E Seus Efeitos Em Os Sertões E Cidade De Deus, Carolina Correia dos Santos 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Sobre O Olhar Do Narrador E Seus Efeitos Em Os Sertões E Cidade De Deus, Carolina Correia Dos Santos

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Brazilian Postcolonialism And Emerging South-South Relations: A View From Anthropology, Letícia Maria Costa da Nóbrega Cesarino 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Brazilian Postcolonialism And Emerging South-South Relations: A View From Anthropology, Letícia Maria Costa Da Nóbrega Cesarino

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


O Turista Aprendiz E O Outro: A(S) Identidade(S) Brasileira(S) Em Trânsito, Kamila Krakowska 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

O Turista Aprendiz E O Outro: A(S) Identidade(S) Brasileira(S) Em Trânsito, Kamila Krakowska

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Patricia Schor 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Introduction, Patricia Schor

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


O Espelho Da Literatura, Regina Zilberman 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

O Espelho Da Literatura, Regina Zilberman

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


La Psicología Como Conexión Entre Las Obras De Gilman, Lispector, Y Valenzuela, Sarah Singsank 2014 University of Minnesota Morris Digital Well

La Psicología Como Conexión Entre Las Obras De Gilman, Lispector, Y Valenzuela, Sarah Singsank

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Using the psychoanalytic approach, I examine The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, A imitação da rosa by Clarice Lispector, and Cambio de armas by Luisa Valenzuela, particularly noting a common use of defense mechanisms between the stories. Additionally, I propose an expanded use of the psychoanalytic approach that includes the theories of other psychologists (not just Freud) and use it to inform alternative interpretations of the texts.


La Naturaleza En La Literatura Costarricense Pensada Desde La Eco-Culturalidad, Andrew M. Ray 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

La Naturaleza En La Literatura Costarricense Pensada Desde La Eco-Culturalidad, Andrew M. Ray

Doctoral Dissertations

Though the topic of the environment in Costa Rican literature is relatively recent, it is by no means insubstantial. In fact, this particular theme is extremely pertinent in our current days of global warming, mass pollution, fracking, and oil spills, to name just a few issues directly relating to the environment. Therefore, as a hotbed of eco-tourism and environmental awareness, Costa Rica’s literature is a prime candidate for exploring the representation of nature, not as the result of a process of progress and modernization, but rather as a grave warning of the negative ecological effects of the coloniality of ...


The Supermadre And The Governmentality Of Heteronormativity In Post-Water Wars Bolivia, Nathan E. Frisch 2014 Georgia State University

The Supermadre And The Governmentality Of Heteronormativity In Post-Water Wars Bolivia, Nathan E. Frisch

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

As one of the first countries to undergo the extreme structural adjustment measures instituted by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Bolivia has unsurprisingly emerged as a global center of resistance to modern/colonial capitalism and as a site productive of alternatives to neoliberal economic agendas. In the case of Bolivia, many activists and scholars have seen the exciting potentiality for the creation of a post-capitalist economy, replete with a remade social order that does not rest upon liberal identity classifications. Nevertheless, the role of the nuclear family as a technology of neoliberal governance has remained undertheorized in ...


Nativos Migrantes: Poesía En La Encrucijada, Juan Sanchez 2014 Western University

Nativos Migrantes: Poesía En La Encrucijada, Juan Sanchez

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Aquí ofrezco un encuentro entre saberes a partir de siete autores contemporáneos cuyas obras han sido fraguadas en las cinco direcciones de América: Humberto Ak’abal, Jaime Luis Huenún, Odi Gonzales, David Aniñir, Hugo Jamioy, Vito Apüshana y Rayen Kvyeh. Este corpus responde a dos razones: la conexión entre las migraciones (físicas o literarias) de los poetas y la forma en que sus libros modelan poéticas con un alto grado de experimentación; y la posibilidad de construir con estas obras un diálogo transfronterizo.

En contraposición a la idea de la literatura como objeto de estudio, propongo que la poesía es ...


Dominican Gaga Music And Dance: The Remaking Of A Spiritual Performance In The City Of New York, Marimer Berberena 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dominican Gaga Music And Dance: The Remaking Of A Spiritual Performance In The City Of New York, Marimer Berberena

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This study analyzed the Haitian-Dominican spiritual and cultural expression of Gaga in New York City through the group Gaga Pa'l Pueblo (GPP). Text analysis, participant observation, and qualitative analysis of interviews with twelve participants in this activity were used to conduct this study. I demonstrate the existence of a transnational intergenerational and interethnic sociocultural interaction that is simultaneously public and private, ritualistic and entertaining, secular and spiritual. I argue that it is not a matter of putting Gaga in a spiritual-secular dichotomy, but rather about understanding that even if GPP is not a true reflection of what Gaga is ...


Huu-Fa Thesis Dat?: A Syntactic Analysis Of Possessive Jamaican Creole Possessive Wh-Elements, Toni Ashlie Foster 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Huu-Fa Thesis Dat?: A Syntactic Analysis Of Possessive Jamaican Creole Possessive Wh-Elements, Toni Ashlie Foster

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This thesis discusses the differences between the Jamaican Creole expressions huu-fa and fi-huu. Jamaican Creole is a language that was born from a combination of the lexifier language English and the substrate language Twi, therefore it is reasonable to check whether the features of JC were derived from these languages. The distribution of huu-fa and fi-huu resembles the distribution of English whose. Fi-huu and huu-fa are WH-elements that show possession, similar to the English word whose. They are made of a WH-pronoun and a form of the preposition fi "for". Both terms differ in internal structure, and distribution. The difference ...


Manuel De La Cruz Gonzalez: Transnationalism And The Development Of Modern Art In Costa Rica, Lauran Bonilla-Merchav 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Manuel De La Cruz Gonzalez: Transnationalism And The Development Of Modern Art In Costa Rica, Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

While scholars are increasingly scrutinizing twentieth-century Latin American art and inserting it into the canon of modern art history, studies of the region usually leap from Mexico to South America, skipping Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. This is not due to a lack of dedicated artistic effort in the isthmus, but rather to poor cultural infrastructure, which made being a modern artist in the region particularly challenging, and the underdeveloped state of local art histories, which have yet to traverse national borders. This oversight of Central American art makes it difficult to grasp the full ...


Latino Rhythms In Downtown Los Angeles: A Case Study Of The Social, Physical, And Economic Environment Of “La Broadway”, Ulises Antonio Gonzalez 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Latino Rhythms In Downtown Los Angeles: A Case Study Of The Social, Physical, And Economic Environment Of “La Broadway”, Ulises Antonio Gonzalez

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In an attempt to practice inclusive planning, this research project explores whether Broadway Avenue functions as an ethnic commercial strip and identifies social, physical, and economic components that contribute to the Latino neighborhood/ barrio. Using pilot studies Loukaitou-Sideris (2000), Loukaitou-Sideris (2002), Rojas (1993), Manzumdar et al. (2000), Main (2007), and Fernando (2007) as a foundation, this research uses a single case study in addition to several research methods: 42 random surveys, literature review and analysis, site observations/pictures, and land use survey.

Various scholars write that barrios have unique physical, social, economic, and political attributes. A new aesthetic, art, symbols ...


El Primer Día, Joshua A. Blackman, Fernando Fabio Sánchez 2014 California Polytechnic State University

El Primer Día, Joshua A. Blackman, Fernando Fabio Sánchez

Modern Languages and Literatures

This project is an attempt to develop a fictional Spanish narrative, resolving around one particular difficulty that many families have to cope with in our country today, namely the imprisonment of a loved one. In our story, we address and scrutinize the staggering number of imprisoned Latinos in the California correctional system, how race and affiliation negatively plays a role in the life of an inmate, and then how this constitutes to the generation of largest amount gang members throughout the entire country.

El primer día is a story about the day a young man named Juan Carlos is released ...


Hispanic Health Initiative: Creating A Sustainable Health Fair For An Immigrant Community, Chaz Arnold 2014 Western Kentucky University

Hispanic Health Initiative: Creating A Sustainable Health Fair For An Immigrant Community, Chaz Arnold

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Previous demographic and social interest research conducted in Bowling Green, Kentucky has prompted concern for access to quality healthcare for immigrant populations, specifically for the Hispanic community. The missions of the preliminary investigation and subsequent implementation of a sustainable health fair for the Spanish-speaking community were to assess the primary health concerns that many Hispanics face and offer long-term solutions to collectively resolve these health issues. Preliminary investigation involved researching population-specific health statistics in order to quantify prevalence of certain conditions which were, in turn, prioritized in terms of necessity to address. Further research reflected personal concern from the target ...


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