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Deconstructing Biopolitical And Performative Modes Of Gender In Spanish Science Fiction, Emma Navarro 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Deconstructing Biopolitical And Performative Modes Of Gender In Spanish Science Fiction, Emma Navarro

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis investigates the distinctly Spanish works of science fiction created by Pedro Almodóvar and Elia Barceló through biopolitical and feminist frameworks. Utilizing the theories of feminist philosopher Judith Butler and sociologist Jemima Repo, we uncover associations between the fictional and theoretical that have seldom been studied in conjunction. The paper aims to demonstrate Almodóvar and Barceló’s unique narratives free from the confines of an unwavering gender stratum while simultaneously revealing the deteriorative effects of gender as a control apparatus. Deeply influenced by the post-Franco Madrid Movida movement, these creators exemplify the feminist ideals emerging from that progressive time, rejecting …


Letras 14, 2023 Valparaiso University

Letras 14

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Goats Die, Butterflies Fly: Portrayals Of Dominican Dictator Rafael Trujillo (1891–1961) In Historical Fiction And Non-Fiction, Jocelyn R. Brown 2023 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Goats Die, Butterflies Fly: Portrayals Of Dominican Dictator Rafael Trujillo (1891–1961) In Historical Fiction And Non-Fiction, Jocelyn R. Brown

Ramifications

The dictator novel has become a staple of Latin American literature in the 20th century. As the intersection of art, culture, and politics, these novels are interested in painting intimate pictures of their dictator to examine the psychology of power and the lure of authoritarianism. This project focuses on analyzing the the rise and fall of Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina (1891–1961) through literary lenses. This project compares the ways in which Trujillo and his regime (El Trujillato) are portrayed in both non-fiction and historical fiction. Trujillo was an excellent storyteller, known for his cult of personality …


“Foreign Soundingness” And Code-Switching Instead Of Translation: An Examination Of A Marketing Strategy In Contemporary Latino/A Music., Nerisha De Nil Padilla Cruz 2023 University at Albany, SUNY

“Foreign Soundingness” And Code-Switching Instead Of Translation: An Examination Of A Marketing Strategy In Contemporary Latino/A Music., Nerisha De Nil Padilla Cruz

Living in Languages

The focus of this investigation is to analyze the concept of “foreign soundingness” used by David Bellos in his essay “Fictions of the Foreign the Paradox of “Foreign-Soundingness” in the Latino/a music context. Specifically, it is interesting to see how code-switching between English and Spanish in certain songs can be used to connect with the US Latino/a community, but also be a “foreign soundingness” for the audience outside of the mainland. Additionally, I argue that due to the increase in the bilingual populace around the world, it is not necessary for contemporary artists to translate their music to a specific …


La Radical Imperfección Del Mundo: El Crimen Perfecto De Jean Baudrillard Y El Crimen Ferpecto De Alex De La Iglesia, MARIA A. GOMEZ 2023 Florida International University

La Radical Imperfección Del Mundo: El Crimen Perfecto De Jean Baudrillard Y El Crimen Ferpecto De Alex De La Iglesia, Maria A. Gomez

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Le parfait crime (1995) by Jean Baudrillard and Crimen ferpecto (2004) by the Basque director Alex de la Iglesia are two works that not only have in common almost identical titles. They both reflect on how in consumer societies, an imperfect real world is substituted for an illusory hyperreality in which the distinction between subject and object has disappeared. While Baudrillard explains how the denial of a transcendent reality in contemporary society is “a perfect crime” that destroys the real, Alex de la Iglesia uses black humor and a mix of genres (mainly grotesque comedy and thriller) to show the …


Metaphors Of Spanish Culture In Flamenco, Gender Roles And Gender Issues: Modern Metaphors To Understand Some Traditional Female Flamenco Movements And Steps, Chita Espino-Bravo Ph.D. 2022 Fort Hays State University

Metaphors Of Spanish Culture In Flamenco, Gender Roles And Gender Issues: Modern Metaphors To Understand Some Traditional Female Flamenco Movements And Steps, Chita Espino-Bravo Ph.D.

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

The art of Flamenco dance teaches Spanish culture through the dance steps and the metaphors they communicate. Some metaphors from the past are hard to understand, especially when referring to women’s role and social status, as women of the 21st century in Spain have democratic rights women from past centuries did not have. Expressing some of those metaphors through the movements of flamenco is very hard, unless you understand the patriarchal society of then. I will analyze some metaphors flamenco teachers use to explain concepts and gender roles from the past that are hard to understand by younger generations who …


The George Harris Show August 08, 2022, Part 5 Spanish To English Translation, Jonathan Gerweck 2022 Pace University

The George Harris Show August 08, 2022, Part 5 Spanish To English Translation, Jonathan Gerweck

Honors College Theses

This thesis is an attempt at a Spanish-to-English translation of part of a comedy skit by Venezuelan American comedian George Harris performed on October 11, 2022, in Miami, Florida. As an academic, I have been captivated by foreign languages since a young age and have studied German up to the collegiate level. After moving to New York and studying at Pace University, an educational institution that does not offer German, I decided to teach myself Spanish. I reached the Advanced level of the language within my second semester of officially studying it at Pace University. I believe that the future …


The Dangerous/Endangered Modern Woman In Four Interwar Spanish Novels (1917-1936), Holly Villines 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Dangerous/Endangered Modern Woman In Four Interwar Spanish Novels (1917-1936), Holly Villines

Doctoral Dissertations

The Modern Woman was a figure perpetually discussed in the early twentieth century, as she embodied the increasingly public role and greater mobility of women in industrialized cities. A century later, historians and literary critics still explore the significance of this female archetype, who was at the center of debates regarding feminism and changing gender dynamics, because the Modern Woman’s defiance of social conventions opened the way for the independent lifestyle and freedoms of women today. Yet, still left unexplored is the image of the Modern Woman as both dangerous and in danger and what this contradictory depiction reveals about …


Total Physical Response Storytelling With Undergraduate Foreign Language Learners: Exploring Vocabulary Growth, Eva M. Jones 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Total Physical Response Storytelling With Undergraduate Foreign Language Learners: Exploring Vocabulary Growth, Eva M. Jones

Masters Theses

This thesis analyzes the effectiveness of two pedagogical techniques used in foreign language teaching on vocabulary growth in a university setting: Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) and a more traditional approach that does not involve storytelling. Over two sessions taking place a week apart, participants were separated into either the Control group or the Experimental group. Each group learned the same list of vocabulary words in the treatment session. While the Control group learned the target vocabulary through a traditional method, the Experimental group learned the vocabulary through a story. In the introduction, TPRS’s origins are reviewed as well as …


El Vínculo Entre La Literatura Y La Buena Publicidad En Varios Anuncios Del Mundo Hispanohablante (2017 - 2022), Carter Kane 2022 Chapman University

El Vínculo Entre La Literatura Y La Buena Publicidad En Varios Anuncios Del Mundo Hispanohablante (2017 - 2022), Carter Kane

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

El anunciante más conocido en todo el país de España, cuyo nombre es Luis Bassat, es el fundador de la agencia más prestigiosa Ogilvy España. Bassat escribió el Libro Rojo de la Publicidad, una guía de la disciplina publicitaria que resume todo de lo que Bassat ha aprendido a través de su carrera distinguida de más de 47 años. Asimismo de muchos otros temas, este libro denota 10 consejos a los anunciantes del día actual para mantener la buena publicidad. Este ensayo va a utilizar esos consejos como una rúbrica para examinar el uso de la literatura en la creación …


Propósito De Un Plan Universal De Servicios Bilingües En Medicina, Andrea Sandoval, Laura R. Loustau 2022 Chapman University

Propósito De Un Plan Universal De Servicios Bilingües En Medicina, Andrea Sandoval, Laura R. Loustau

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

La comunicación entre doctor y paciente es esencial para que el paciente esté informado sobre su salud y pueda implementar el tratamiento efectivamente. Teniendo transparencia entre la gente crea interacciones que tienen más impacto. Si el paciente está incorporado en los diálogos sobre su salud, pueden poner las recomendaciones de su doctor en práctica con un mejor entendimiento. En medicina, las barreras de comunicación pueden limitar el nivel de comprensión y prevenir estas discusiones esenciales. Una manera de romper la barrera del lenguaje es con la propuesta de un sistema universal para proveer servicios bilingües que identifique la disparidad, encuentre …


Imaginar La Historia: El Juego De Rol Leyenda Como Punto De Contacto Entre El Análisis Historiográfico Y El Narratológico En La Conquista Del Imperio Azteca, Marcos O. Cabobianco, Martín Van-Houtte 2022 Universidad de Buenos Aires

Imaginar La Historia: El Juego De Rol Leyenda Como Punto De Contacto Entre El Análisis Historiográfico Y El Narratológico En La Conquista Del Imperio Azteca, Marcos O. Cabobianco, Martín Van-Houtte

Journal of Roleplaying Studies and STEAM

ESPAÑOL

Los juegos de rol se pensaron ya como una herramienta educativa. Generalmente, se adaptaron sus idiosincrasias al contexto didáctico-pedagógico, como simulación de situaciones relevantes para el tema a enseñar. Pocas veces fue aprovechado su potencial para servir de puente entre la historiografía (escritura de la historia), la narratología (estudio de las narraciones), la metahistoria (estudio de cómo se escribe e interpreta la historiografía en tanto narración). En esta ponencia proponemos estudiar cómo las herramientas de un juego de rol particular colaboran con el estudio metahistórico de la conquista del imperio azteca, teniendo en cuenta la polisemia de la expresión: …


Las Ciudades Del Deseo: Las Políticas De Género, Sexualidad Y Espacio Urbano En El Caribe Hispano, Elena Valdez 2022 Newport University

Las Ciudades Del Deseo: Las Políticas De Género, Sexualidad Y Espacio Urbano En El Caribe Hispano, Elena Valdez

Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures

Las ciudades del deseo explores the representations of gender, sexuality, and urban space in contemporary narratives from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. By examining a corpus of novels published since 2000, this book shows how the changes in urban landscape create a new image of the city that destroys traditional gender roles and produces different discourses on sexuality. At moments of crisis in political agendas that took place between 1990 and 2000, queer subjects became spokespeople outlining new national projects on each island, while claiming space in the national imaginary. The nation is no longer built on blood …


Spa 201 Intermediate Spanish I Course, Paola Evangelista 2022 CUNY Lehman College

Spa 201 Intermediate Spanish I Course, Paola Evangelista

Open Educational Resources

Spanish 201 is the first of a two-course sequence (201 and 202) designed for intermediate-level students of Spanish. In this course, students will continue grammar review, extensive reading, composition, and oral practice. THE CLASS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN SPANISH. The goal of the class is to improve students’ Spanish skills while also expanding their knowledge of the language by incorporating the students' shared cultural and historical backgrounds.


Examining Variability In Spanish Monolingual And Bilingual Phonotactics: A Look At Sc-Clusters, Katerina A. Tetzloff 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Examining Variability In Spanish Monolingual And Bilingual Phonotactics: A Look At Sc-Clusters, Katerina A. Tetzloff

Doctoral Dissertations

Current models of generative phonology have failed to address the variability that is observed in bilingual language patterns patterns. This dissertation addresses exactly that issue by examining the perception of Spanish sC-clusters in Spanish monolinguals and English-Spanish bilinguals.

Surface sC-clusters in onset position are prohibited in Spanish and are repaired by inserting a prothetic /e/ (sC $\rightarrow$ esC). English differs in that it allows sC-cluster onsets, and the structure of the sC-cluster has been shown to differ based on the sonority profile (i.e., s+stop clusters are bisyllabic, s+liquid clusters are tautosyllabic). A batch version of a Harmonic Grammar Gradual Learning …


Gender Violence In La Casa De La Belleza By Melba Escobar, Melinda Peacock 2022 University of North Florida

Gender Violence In La Casa De La Belleza By Melba Escobar, Melinda Peacock

PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas

During the last decade, there has been a revolution in Colombian literature. Whereas previous literature dealt with women within gender stereotypes, now there are more authors who write from a feminine perspective. One of them is Melba Escobar, author of La casa de la belleza. This novel tells the stories of Karen Valdés, a single mother and beautician who, after being raped, suffers symptoms of a mental illness; Sabrina Guzmán, an adolescent whom her boyfriend drugs, rapes, and murders; and Lucía Ramelli, whose ex-husband not only was unfaithful to her, but also took credit for the books that she …


La Ciencia Ficción En América Latina. Crítica. Teoría. Historia. Silvia G. Kurlat Ares Y Ezequiel De Rosso Eds. Nueva York: Peter Lang, 2021. 396 Pp., Dale Knickerbocker 2022 East Carolina University

La Ciencia Ficción En América Latina. Crítica. Teoría. Historia. Silvia G. Kurlat Ares Y Ezequiel De Rosso Eds. Nueva York: Peter Lang, 2021. 396 Pp., Dale Knickerbocker

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

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El Aviso De Los Monstruos: Biopolítica Y Modernidad Estéril En Inti Huamán O Eva Again De Efraim Castillo, Maria Jose Gutierrez Barajas 2022 Yale University

El Aviso De Los Monstruos: Biopolítica Y Modernidad Estéril En Inti Huamán O Eva Again De Efraim Castillo, Maria Jose Gutierrez Barajas

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

Inti Huamán o Eva Again plantea un mundo distópico en el que, tras décadas de esterilización para garantizar el acceso a los recursos, la noticia del embarazo de la india Inti Huamán ofrece una esperanza de futuro a una humanidad abocada a la extinción. Sin embargo, las criaturas que engendra supondrán un punto de inflexión en la evolución. Publicada en 1983, aunque concebida en 1967, en este ensayo sitúo la novela en el contexto narrativo de la República Dominicana de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, y sostengo que Inti Huamán es la primera novela de ciencia ficción escrita en …


Questions Of Canon In Gilbert Hernandez's "Palomar" Comics, Martin Dolan 2022 Binghamton University

Questions Of Canon In Gilbert Hernandez's "Palomar" Comics, Martin Dolan

Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity

While questions of misrepresentation are starting to be addressed in academia — acknowledging racial, cultural, gender, and artistic diversity — there is still much work to be done to close the gap between the literary canon and what contemporary literature actually looks like. These efforts have been a step in the right direction, but representation of unconventional literatures is often spotty, boiling down entire literary scenes into one book. This is especially true for those that offer formal or structural challenges – including multilingual and graphic narratives that don’t easily fit into a canonical “box.”

Gilbert Hernandez's Palomar comics, serialized …


Professor Enrique Torner "Tener Otro Idioma Es Poseer Otra Alma", Consoly León Arias, Enrique Torner 2022 Minnessota State University, Mankato

Professor Enrique Torner "Tener Otro Idioma Es Poseer Otra Alma", Consoly León Arias, Enrique Torner

World Languages & Cultures Department Publications

Mi amigo y mentor, Antonio Candil, al que ya tuve el privilegio de entrevistar para esta publicación, tuvo a bien presentarme hace algún tiempo, al Profesor Enrique Torner, mostrándome a todo un intelectual, de origen español, que acerca la cultura española, en su labor como docente, a los alumnos de la Universidad estadounidense de Mankato, (Minnesota), desde el departamento de Idiomas y Culturas del Mundo.


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