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Anger, Genre Bending, And Space In Kincaid, Ferré, And Vilar, Suzanne M. Uzzilia 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Anger, Genre Bending, And Space In Kincaid, Ferré, And Vilar, Suzanne M. Uzzilia

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines how women’s anger sparks the bending of genre, which ultimately leads to the development of space in the work of three Caribbean-American authors: Jamaica Kincaid, Rosario Ferré, and Irene Vilar. Women often occupy subject positions that restrict them, and women writers harness the anger provoked by such limitations to test the traditional borders of genre and create new forms that better reflect their realities.

These three writers represent Anglophone and Hispanophone Caribbean literary traditions and are united by their interest in addressing feminist issues in their work. Accordingly, my research is guided by the feminist theoretical ...


Una Isla, Dos Literaturas: Contrapunteo De La Literatura De La Isla Y La Diáspora Dominicanas (1965–2018), Jose L. Peralta 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Una Isla, Dos Literaturas: Contrapunteo De La Literatura De La Isla Y La Diáspora Dominicanas (1965–2018), Jose L. Peralta

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Una isla, dos literaturas.

Contrapunteo de la literatura de la isla y la diáspora dominicanas (1965-2018)

by

Jose Luis Peralta Genao

Advisor: Carlos Riobó

The literary works written by Dominican Diaspora as well as the ones written in the island have been dealing with a very complicated phenomena grown as the result of Dominican massive emigration of twenty century, namely the definition of dominicaness (dominicanidad). In the search of a broader notion of this concept the idea of being Dominican gets build and transforms in different Dominican literary spaces. By searching national discursive elements that construct that Dominican identities in ...


Revisiting Juchitán: Witnessing An Indigenous Mexico Within The Latin American Archive, Michelle G. de la Cruz 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Revisiting Juchitán: Witnessing An Indigenous Mexico Within The Latin American Archive, Michelle G. De La Cruz

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Throughout archives of photographic collections, as one discovers the focused, artistic selective process of images that become part of a photographer’s collection, one must venture further and ask: will these choices be decisively remembered by an individual or collective audience or actively be dismissed, misunderstood, and denied presence? For my master’s thesis, I will be analyzing Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide’s photobook, Juchitán de las Mujeres, a photo-collection of the women-empowered indigenous society in Oaxaca, Mexico which erupted during Latin American photography’s prime in the 20th century, turning away from a deeply exoticized past and towards a ...


Span 280: Survey Of Spanish-American Literature I, Mariana C. Zinni 2020 CUNY Queens College

Span 280: Survey Of Spanish-American Literature I, Mariana C. Zinni

Open Educational Resources

This course is designed for any student interested in Spanish American literature. No previous knowledge of it is needed. However, a good command of written and oral Spanish are indispensable. We will examine several topics, periods and literary works from pre-hispanic manifestations to Latin American Modernism. We will watch a series of movies and documentaries related to specific topics and events


El Uso Y UbicacióN Del LeíSmo En La PeníNsula IbéRica Desde Siglo Xiii Hasta Siglo Xx, Anthony Scalise 2020 University at Albany, State University of New York

El Uso Y UbicacióN Del LeíSmo En La PeníNsula IbéRica Desde Siglo Xiii Hasta Siglo Xx, Anthony Scalise

Languages, Literatures & Cultures

El leísmo es un fenómeno lingüístico en el cual hay el reemplazamiento del pronombre del objeto acusativo, lo, con el pronombre del objeto dativo, le. Suele ocurrir con objetos masculinos, humanos, y animados, aunque puede ocurrir con objetos masculinos, animados, no humanos como los animales. En este estudio, se trata de contestar cuanto uso del leísmo había en la Península Ibérica, donde había tal uso del leísmo en la Península Ibérica, y cuál es el origen del leísmo en la Península Ibérica. Los clíticos vienen por el CORDE, un banco de datos por la Real Academia Española, en que se ...


Manuel Puig Y Los Espacios Queer : Una Tercera Lectura De La Realidad, Matthew Berg 2020 Montclair State University

Manuel Puig Y Los Espacios Queer : Una Tercera Lectura De La Realidad, Matthew Berg

Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects

Manuel Puig es una de las figuras más importantes de la literatura latinoamericana. Si bien comparte la capacidad de capturar la realidad latinoamericana con sus contemporáneos, Puig es único en su interpretación del mundo a su alrededor desde la perspectiva queer, como corresponde a su estatus de hombre gay. Además, el tejido de referencias populares en sus novelas para representar la realidad, los personajes y sus vidas demuestra una práctica de la comunidad queer de tomar elementos populares y aplicarlas a la vida nuestra, haciendo una lectura queer de estas obras y haciéndolas aplicar a nuestra realidad. De esta manera ...


A Story To Tell… How To Integrate The Three Modes Of Communication Through A Story Time Program In French, Frederique Grim 2020 Colorado State University - Fort Collins

A Story To Tell… How To Integrate The Three Modes Of Communication Through A Story Time Program In French, Frederique Grim

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Bilingual story time programs found in local community libraries not only benefit children, they can also serve a need for L2 college students: the development of their communicative skills in an authentic environment. In addition to linguistic benefits, experiential learning has proven to prepare students for real-world skills, such as networking, mock professional experience and a sense of community engagement. This paper recounts how a world language story time program supports L2 learners’ three modes of communication, as articulated by ACTFL, and necessary for language development. Based on students’ perceptions, this study highlights their increase in motivation and confidence in ...


Outperformed: Exploration And Comparison Of The Tongue-And-Cheek Tragedies Of Women-Animal Relationships In Selected Short Stories By Samanta Schweblin And In Apichatpong Weerasethakul’S Film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Sawnie Smith 2020 University of Oxford

Outperformed: Exploration And Comparison Of The Tongue-And-Cheek Tragedies Of Women-Animal Relationships In Selected Short Stories By Samanta Schweblin And In Apichatpong Weerasethakul’S Film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Sawnie Smith

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

The unsettling short stories that comprise Samanta Schweblin’s 2008 collection Pájaros en la boca are textured and populated by the flesh of not only humans, but also the skins of species that belong to a wider zoological and mythical scope. Those creatures in Schweblin’s literary output who possess scales, feathers, and wings find themselves variously rubbing up against, crushed under, and orally engulfed by human dermis. This essay seeks to explore the charge of gender politics that courses through interactions between human women and (demi-) animals in two short stories from this collection: “El hombre sirena” and “Olingiris ...


Ecuador Is Black: Afro-Ecuadorian Literary Resistance In Drums Under My Skin, Gabriella Davis 2020 Grand Valley State University

Ecuador Is Black: Afro-Ecuadorian Literary Resistance In Drums Under My Skin, Gabriella Davis

Student Scholars Day Oral Presentations

The transcendence of Black Ecuadorian literature has the power to rewrite narratives that have constructed them as hypersexual or invisible. By telling their own stories, Black Ecuadorian writers not only place Blackness into the Ecuadorian national narrative. They make their existence the center of everything. In Drums Under My Skin, Luz Argentina Chiriboga writes of Rebeca, a mulata teenager struggling to accept her Blackness while spilt between the ideological spaces of Quito and Esmeraldas. Chiriboga confronts racism in Ecuador based around mestizaje by making Blackness the sole narrative voice and rejects ideas that Blackness doesn’t belong in Ecuador. Concurrently ...


The Haunting Parallel Amid Governmental Responses: Tlatelolco Massacre & The Covid-19 Pandemic, Chelsea Wepy 2020 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

The Haunting Parallel Amid Governmental Responses: Tlatelolco Massacre & The Covid-19 Pandemic, Chelsea Wepy

Publications and Research

The overall purpose of this analysis was to exemplify the parallels between the governmental responses to the Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968 and the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020. “Memorial de Tlatelolco” is a poem that was written by Mexican poet and activist, Rosario Castellanos in 1968 following the Tlatelolco Massacre. The findings of this research note the familiarity instilled in those suffering through the COVID-19 Pandemic by Castellanos' poem.


Los Discursos Sociales En La Cuba Del Siglo Xx Y El Impacto De La Revolución: Raza, Clase Y Género En Las Obras De Antonio Benítez Rojo Y Sara Gómez, Eliza Petrie 2020 Trinity College

Los Discursos Sociales En La Cuba Del Siglo Xx Y El Impacto De La Revolución: Raza, Clase Y Género En Las Obras De Antonio Benítez Rojo Y Sara Gómez, Eliza Petrie

Senior Theses and Projects

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The Indigenous Communal Sense In Enrique Dussel's Concept Of People, Erick Javier Padilla 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Indigenous Communal Sense In Enrique Dussel's Concept Of People, Erick Javier Padilla

LSU Master's Theses

In Twenty Theses on Politics, Argentine-Mexican philosopher Enrique Dussel compares the concept of people with two Indigenous terms: The Aztec altepetl and the Mayan Amaq’. Both concepts mean ‘community’ or ‘people,’ and ‘us/we.’ However, beyond his reference to Carlos Lenkersdorf’s book Filosofar en clave tojolabal (Philosophizing in Tojolabal Code), Dussel delves not further into these Indigenous words and their implications to understand what he means by people. Focusing on the work of Carlos Lenkersdorf (2005), Gladys Tzul Tzul (2018), Alejandra Aquino Moreschi (2013), Raúl Madrid (2014) and Josef Estermann (2006), I shall examine how the political proceeding of ...


La Respuesta Internacional A La Masacre Del Perejil: La Consecuencia De Las Concesiones, Samson Jones 2020 Carroll College

La Respuesta Internacional A La Masacre Del Perejil: La Consecuencia De Las Concesiones, Samson Jones

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Student Works

This project examines rhetoric associated with the international response to the Dominican Parsley Massacre in 1937 under Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s regime. The Parsley Massacre was an international incident in which many Haitian’s were killed by the Dominican military under orders from Trujillo. International response to the massacre was heavily influenced by the ideological conflict between capitalism and communism. As conflicts between capitalism and communism grew, the focus of many capitalist states on the international stage was to prevent the spread of communism to non-communist states; International responses to the Parsley massacre reflect polarized ties to the first and ...


Cyborgs Y Frankensteins Isleños: Mirada A Dos Cuentos De Marta Aponte Alsina, Veronica E. Davila Ellis 2020 Northwestern University

Cyborgs Y Frankensteins Isleños: Mirada A Dos Cuentos De Marta Aponte Alsina, Veronica E. Davila Ellis

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

En el siguiente ensayo analizo dos cuentos de Marta Aponte Alsina donde se presenta una crítica sobre las narrativas femeninas ante una realidad demasiado plagada de la cibernética y productos culturales extranjeros. “Madame Bovirtual” (2005) e “Intermedio del hombre verde (20--)” (1999) muestran un cuestionamiento hacia la producción literaria durante el comienzo de la revolución tecnológica. Ambos textos utilizan como referente obras literarias canónicas canónicas, sin embargo “Intermedio…” reformula la figura del monstruo de Frankenstein para una crítica social sobre el neocolonialismo y su representación en la ficción boricua.La literatura puertorriqueña femenina a finales del Siglo 20 se encargó ...


Introducción Al Homenaje A Mary Shelley, Giovanna Rivero, M. Elizabeth Ginway 2020 Independent Scholar

Introducción Al Homenaje A Mary Shelley, Giovanna Rivero, M. Elizabeth Ginway

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

La idea de homenajear a Mary Shelley y su pulsión creativa apunta precisamente a mostrar el lado productivo y feminista del monstruo en las letras contemporáneas. La transgresión de Shelley ha sido definitoria en la sensibilidad y mirada ideológica de muchas escritoras occidentales, probablemente porque —si aludimos muy brevemente a los campos culturales en tanto espacios también orgánicos de escritura— muchas de estas escritoras están instaladas en espacios de enunciación semiperiféricos de Latinoamérica y España. Así, el monstruo escrito alcanza una escala orgánica continental y transoceánica que tiene que ver con tomar piezas de ese desmembrado cuerpo de saberes que ...


Rodriguez Navas, Ana. Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses Of Gossip In Caribbean Literature. Charlottesville, Va: University Of Virginia Press, 2018. Isbn: 978-0-8139-4162-2, Jennifer E. Irish 2020 Ferrum College

Rodriguez Navas, Ana. Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses Of Gossip In Caribbean Literature. Charlottesville, Va: University Of Virginia Press, 2018. Isbn: 978-0-8139-4162-2, Jennifer E. Irish

Dissidences

This review of Ana Rodríguez Navas' Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature (2018) provides a comprehensive overview of the study, its contributions to the field, and demonstrates how it presents innovative approaches to post-1960s Caribbean literary production.


Reclaiming The Narrative Of A Generation: The Representation Of Argentina’S Last Dictatorship Through Cinema, Hana Kristensen 2020 Connecticut College

Reclaiming The Narrative Of A Generation: The Representation Of Argentina’S Last Dictatorship Through Cinema, Hana Kristensen

Hispanic Studies Honors Papers

Over 453 films have been made focusing on the topic of the last dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983), otherwise known worldwide as the Dirty War. This time period is characterized by the vile human rights abuses committed by the military junta against those who opposed the government, leading to the disappearances of 30.000 people, many of whom left children behind. These children were often forced to grow up, giving up their childhood, due to their parents' militancy. In the national story of the dictatorship, these children's stories and experiences have often been forgotten. This thesis will investigate the portrayal ...


Queer Memory In Translation: The Work Of Pedro Lemebel, Jordan GeRue 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Queer Memory In Translation: The Work Of Pedro Lemebel, Jordan Gerue

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Abstract

Translating texts produced by marginalized communities offers readers the chance to learn about the political and social realities of the marginalized in their own words. However, in the process of creating a work that can be consumed by the target audience, it is possible to omit cultural differences in a way that hinders rather than helps readers understand the original culture. By translating representative samples of the unique “crónicas” of Chilean author and artist Pedro Lemebel with attention to queer translation praxis, readers can explore and better understand the queer urban subculture of Santiago de Chile from the 1970s ...


Democracias Incompletas. Actores, Demandas E Intersecciones., Fernando A. Blanco 2019 Bucknell University

Democracias Incompletas. Actores, Demandas E Intersecciones., Fernando A. Blanco

Faculty Books

Edited by Blanco Fernando and Opazo, Cristiáin. Edited volumen, conference proceedings Actores Demandas e Intersecciones. Santiago de Chile, August 2015.

Papers devoted to discuss current cultural, social and political issues in the region (Southern Cone)


Consuming Beauty In The Weimar Republic: A Discussion Of Youth, Cosmetics, And Power In Vicki Baum's Play Pariser Platz 13 (1930), Victoria Vygodskaia - Rust 2019 Southeast Missouri State University

Consuming Beauty In The Weimar Republic: A Discussion Of Youth, Cosmetics, And Power In Vicki Baum's Play Pariser Platz 13 (1930), Victoria Vygodskaia - Rust

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Published in 1930, Vicki Baum’s play Pariser Platz 13: Eine Komödie aus dem Schönheitssalon engaged the readership with an unorthodox and thoroughly modern heroine: the successful owner of international beauty salons Helen Bross. Helen personified the wishes and dreams of Baum’s readers: Helen’s autonomy, both personal and financial, allowed her to be an active consumer of modernity and its pleasures: travel, interaction with celebrities, and luxurious lodging.

My paper studies a (fictional) beauty salon on Pariser Platz in Berlin as an enclave of female power and explores Vicki Baum’s portrayal of beauty, youth, and fashion as ...


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