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Reflections On Chilean Literary Criticism: Enrique Lihn And Roberto Bolaño Challenge José Miguel Ibáñez Langlois, Elizabeth L. Hochberg 2014 Bowdoin College

Reflections On Chilean Literary Criticism: Enrique Lihn And Roberto Bolaño Challenge José Miguel Ibáñez Langlois, Elizabeth L. Hochberg

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This article examines the ways in which writings by both Enrique Lihn and Roberto Bolaño enter into dialogue with the Chilean critical icon José Miguel Ibáñez Langlois. I argue that Lihn’s essay Sobre el antiestructuralismo de José Miguel Ibáñez Langlois (1983) and Bolaño’s novel Nocturno de Chile (2000) attempt to subvert the cultural dominance of Ibáñez Langlois through complex representations and interpretations of his theoretical relationship to language and silence. Keeping in mind Bolaño’s own admiration of Lihn, this article seeks to consider the ways in which Lihn’s polemic with Ibáñez Langlois during Pinochet's dictatorship ...


Is Catalan Separatism A Progressive Cause?, Edgar Illas 2014 Bowdoin College

Is Catalan Separatism A Progressive Cause?, Edgar Illas

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This paper argues that the Left has not developed a theory for singular events such as Catalan separatism. Instead of conceiving it as a mere nationalist construct and rejecting it on behalf of federalism or universalism, I propose to focus on the transformative energies of this political and cultural movement. After tracing the historical links between separatism and radical leftist politics, my paper aims to extract three lessons from the project to build a new Catalan state: first, the possibility of formulating a right to vote based on residence and not on citizenship; second, the project to devise a non-culturalist ...


Perversión E Historia En “El Niño Proletario” De Osvaldo Lamborghini, Ofelia Ros 2014 Bowdoin College

Perversión E Historia En “El Niño Proletario” De Osvaldo Lamborghini, Ofelia Ros

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El cuento “El niño proletario” del argentino Osvaldo Lamborghini (1940-1985) fue publicado póstumamente en Novelas y cuentos al cuidado de César Aira. En él tres niños burgueses torturan y matan a un niño proletario en una fiesta de sangre, crimen y goce que interpela a toda una época. Su narrativa articula la antigua tradición de la sátira en una aguda crítica de la historia argentina contemporánea. Desde un enfoque que combina el psicoanálisis freudiano y lacaniano con un análisis histórico marxista, analizo cómo el cuento cuestiona con su parodia satírica, por un lado, la fantasía perversa que estructura la sociedad ...


La Bestia Insular. Lezama Lima Y La Revolución, Alejandro Sanchez Lopera, Oscar Barragan Martínez 2014 Bowdoin College

La Bestia Insular. Lezama Lima Y La Revolución, Alejandro Sanchez Lopera, Oscar Barragan Martínez

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Este artículo presenta un análisis inmanente de la perspectiva de Lezama Lima, a partir de dos tópicos: la soberanía y el sujeto. Postula que los textos de Lezama forman un archipiélago desprendido del continente, que tiende a la creación de mundos posibles y no a su simple descripción o juicio moralista. Asimismo, a partir de sus textos se presenta un re-valoración de la experiencia de la revolución. Para ello, utiliza la genealogía de la moral de Friedrich Nietzsche y la pragmática de Gilles Deleuze.


Vindicating The Femme Fatale In Manuel Antín’S 'Circe', Daria Cohen 2014 Bowdoin College

Vindicating The Femme Fatale In Manuel Antín’S 'Circe', Daria Cohen

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Vindicating the Femme Fatale in Manuel Antín’s Circe

The present article analyzes a classic Argentine film noir, Circe, to explore its representation of a powerful, autonomous female protagonist ahead of the historical moment of 1964. The director Manuel Antín creates a film adaptation that departs from the source text by Julio Cortázar by focalizing the motivations and actions of a female character that flouts societal expectations and mores. The article is theoretically grounded in feminist, subjectivity and film adaptation theory. The article contributes to the fields of Latin American Studies, Global Film and Media Studies, Argentine Cultural and Literary ...


Creating A Space For Love And Revolution: The Poetry Of Otto René Castillo, Kerri A. Muñoz 2014 Bowdoin College

Creating A Space For Love And Revolution: The Poetry Of Otto René Castillo, Kerri A. Muñoz

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In the poetry of Otto René Castillo, the theme of community is resounding and it manifests itself in the Socialist Revolution. This paper studies how Castillo conveyed his vision of said Revolution, that is to say, of how Guatemala fit into his vision of a new worldwide order. The study begins by placing Castillo’s poetry in its artistic context and outlining his agenda that advocated that words be supported by actions. Next, a brief biography demonstrates how the poet-revolutionary lived out his agenda by committing himself to the military struggles of the Revolution. Then starts the literary analysis of ...


El Espectro De Antígona, Emmanuel Velayos 2014 Bowdoin College

El Espectro De Antígona, Emmanuel Velayos

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A partir de una reflexión teórica que integra la filosofía ética de Emmanuel Levinas con ciertas inflexiones del pensamiento psicoanalítico, este ensayo articula la categoría de “el espectro de Antígona” para comentar una adaptación peruana de la Antígona sofoclea, escrita por José Watanabe y puesta en escena por el grupo Yuyachkani. Pero, lejos de limitarse a aplicar categorías teóricas a una determinada práctica estética; este texto establece un diálogo fructífero entre la filosofía, el psicoanálisis y la dimensión ética históricamente situada de un experimento estético reciente, todo esto con el objetivo de encontrar en los testimonios y en el texto ...


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 ...


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