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Televisual Subjectivities In Pepe Rojo’S Speculative Fiction From Mexico: 1996-2003, Stephen C. Tobin 2016 University of California, Los Angeles

Televisual Subjectivities In Pepe Rojo’S Speculative Fiction From Mexico: 1996-2003, Stephen C. Tobin

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

Pepe Rojo, a key author often tied to the Mexican cyberpunk movement of the 1990s, has been most effective in articulating a kind of visual dystopia in the country that focuses upon television as a key site for constructing dislocated subjectivities. His writing reacts to larger shifts occurring in the country’s field of vision that have been catalyzed by the neoliberal political-economic policy changes and have altered the way in which the mass media culture industry in Mexico functioned in the 1990s. This brought a multitude of changes in how the media industry functioned both internally and externally, ultimately ...


“La Receta” Como Literatura Del Progreso: La Primera Novela De Anticipación Científica De Ecuador, Iván Rodrigo-Mendizábal IRM 2016 Universidad de Los Hemisferios (Ecuador)

“La Receta” Como Literatura Del Progreso: La Primera Novela De Anticipación Científica De Ecuador, Iván Rodrigo-Mendizábal Irm

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

El artículo versa sobre la primera obra de anticipación científica de Ecuador, la novela-folleto La Receta, relación fantástica (1893) de Francisco Campos Coello. A partir de un viaje extraordinario en el tiempo, posibilitado por una receta mágica, un hombre del XIX va a finales del XX para constatar los cambios dados en su ciudad. El autor, siguiendo la estética de Jules Verne, usa la novela para fabular una fantasía utópica, así como hacer un balance prospectivo del progreso alcanzado en Ecuador, gracias a una política pública y educativa que ha beneficiado a la nación. Se discute hasta qué punto la ...


Eugenia En Su Contexto: Utopía Y Proyecto Alterno De Nación, Miguel García 2016 University of California - Davis

Eugenia En Su Contexto: Utopía Y Proyecto Alterno De Nación, Miguel García

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

En fechas recientes la novela Eugenia: esbozo novelesco de costumbres futuras (Mérida, 1919), escrita por el doctor, funcionario público y pedagogo Eduardo Urzaiz, se ha vuelto una pieza clave para entender la ciencia ficción mexicana y latinoamericana, al ser uno de los ejemplos tempranos de especulaciones futuristas y por integrar en su discurso a la eugenesia, una ciencia alrededor de la cual se desarrolló un movimiento global cuyos alcances se siguen mapeando hoy en día. Sin embargo, dos problemas principales han impedido el entendimiento cabal de la novela: 1) una insuficiente comprensión de la relevancia de las ideas eugenésicas no ...


Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla 2016 European Ecopsychology Society

Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla PhD

"[...] A recurring theme in “ecopsychology,” in its present and inchoate form, is the continuation and extension of “spirit” in juxtaposition with other privileged and/or habitually preferred (perhaps even psychologically needed) practices or causes (spirituality-somethings, farcical chemistry or physics, yoga, coopted and partially understood indigenous lore, extreme diets, and various fetishes). That these mostly emotion-laden, unreasoned, and/or idiosyncratic amalgamations are prevalent says more about the psychological needs of the persons espousing these sentiments or beliefs (their hobbies or interests) than about “nature.” Certainly, it is nothing new that humans project their hopes, desperations, and wish-fulfillment thinking onto the shifting ...


Poetic Illiteracy And Cultural Insularity: The Crisis Of Cultural Nationalism In Virgilio Piñera's La Isla En Peso, Stephen A. Cruikshank 2016 University of Alberta

Poetic Illiteracy And Cultural Insularity: The Crisis Of Cultural Nationalism In Virgilio Piñera's La Isla En Peso, Stephen A. Cruikshank

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

The twentieth-century Cuban poet Virgilio Piñera was both a radical and rebellious writer who wrote against the national discourses of his time. In his acclaimed poem La isla en peso Piñera challenges the Neobaroque discourse of Cuban identity by describing Cuba as 'insular' rather than innovative. The following article argues that La isla en peso, like a prophetic letter, seems to have foreseen seventy years earlier what the modern literary critic Abraham Acosta has recently described as a "threshold of illiteracy," that is, a disruption or illiterate interference of one's critical reading by exposing the contradictions of cultural nationalism ...


Global Ecologies And The Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches Edited By Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, And Anthony Carrigan, Joshua Bartlett 2016 University at Albany, State University of New York

Global Ecologies And The Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches Edited By Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, And Anthony Carrigan, Joshua Bartlett

The Goose

Review of Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, and Anthony Carrigan's Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches.


Nepantla As Her Place In The Middle: Multilingualism And Multiculturalism In The Writings Of Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Nicole Lynn Gomez 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Nepantla As Her Place In The Middle: Multilingualism And Multiculturalism In The Writings Of Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Nicole Lynn Gomez

Doctoral Dissertations

In this dissertation, I analyze a selection of Sor Juana’s works in the context of bilingual and bicultural studies. I infer that the author’s language acquisition and cultural sensitivity were interrelated, both affecting the other and influencing her writing. I argue that her bilingualism correlated with her cultural sensitivity and sympathy towards marginalized groups. In her works, the author employs a variety of strategies to denounce discrimination and repression as well as rhetoric that promotes tolerance of other cultures and resistance to oppression. I explore these strategies in her texts and apply relevant theory in order to fully ...


How Latin America Saved The World And Other Forgotten Futures, Rachel Haywood Ferreira 2016 Iowa State University

How Latin America Saved The World And Other Forgotten Futures, Rachel Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Latin America saved the world—and didn't—many times over in texts written in the 1950s, the incubation period for genre sf in the region. The forward-looking 1950s produced much source material for today's retrofuturist longings, rather than generating many of those longings of their own. This article draws from some twenty-five fictional works by Latin American authors published in the Argentine magazine Más Allá [Beyond], an affiliate of Galaxy Science Fiction, between 1953 and 1957. I'm interested in exploring these past images of the future to think about questions such as to whom the future belonged ...


Stranger In A Strange Land: The Discourse Of Alienation In Gómez De Avellaneda's Abolitionist Novel Sab, Stacey Schlau 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Stranger In A Strange Land: The Discourse Of Alienation In Gómez De Avellaneda's Abolitionist Novel Sab, Stacey Schlau

Stacey Schlau

No abstract provided.


Fragmentation And Multiplicity In Cuban-American Identity: In Cuba I Was A German Shepherd By Ana Menéndez And Memory Mambo By Achy Obejas, Daimys E. Garcia 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Fragmentation And Multiplicity In Cuban-American Identity: In Cuba I Was A German Shepherd By Ana Menéndez And Memory Mambo By Achy Obejas, Daimys E. Garcia

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Maria Lugones offers a new way of perceiving the world, which makes visible that fragmentation is not a valuable and transgressive understanding of identity, as Western philosophy and some political theory suggests. What Lugones believes in, as a strategy of resistance to the dominant gaze, is multiplicity – mestizaje. Using Lugones’s framework, this thesis will look at the different aspects of Cuban-American characters in In Cuba I was a German Shepherd by Ana Menéndez and Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas. Each novel offers insight into how characters develop and understand themselves (and others) when they use language that shows that ...


José Tamayo In Spanish America, 1949-1951, Carey Kasten 2016 Fordham University

José Tamayo In Spanish America, 1949-1951, Carey Kasten

Teatro: Revista de Estudios Culturales / A Journal of Cultural Studies

“José Tamayo in Spanish America, 1949-1951” relies on previously overlooked archival material from Spain and Spanish America to reconstruct the performance schedule and study the financial management and critical reception of the Lope de Vega Company in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia. In doing so, it sheds new light on Tamayo’s administration of the artistic agenda and fiscal needs of his company’s international tour, helping us to understand how Tamayo built and cultivated his growing fame, at home and abroad, in the early part of his career. The performance calendar featured in the article’s appendix provides a ...


Missing The Boat? Signaling Haiti's Role In Vega's "Encancaranublado", Mariana F. Past 2016 Dickinson College

Missing The Boat? Signaling Haiti's Role In Vega's "Encancaranublado", Mariana F. Past

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

For more than three decades, critics of Ana Lydia Vega’s 1982 short story “Encancaranublado” (“Three Men and a Boat”) have wrestled with the question of the boat at the center of the tale. Often, discussions contemplate whether the Caribbean protagonists—male migrants fleeing adverse economic and political conditions in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba—can most aptly be sited in “the same boat,” geopolitically speaking; not in the same boat; or in an indeterminate imagined space somewhere in between. Critical interpretations situate the story in comparative political, consumerist, and literary ­cultural terms: for example, Johanna Emmanuelli-­Huertas links ...


A Daring Voice: Confessional Poetry Of The 1970s From Argentina And The United States, Julia Eva Leverone 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

A Daring Voice: Confessional Poetry Of The 1970s From Argentina And The United States, Julia Eva Leverone

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Daring to confront difficult socio-political realities on the page, Argentine and United States poets writing in the late 1960s and early 1970s strove against systems of silence. Implementing direct and indirect poetics, each set of poets embodied, in differing and overlapping ways, elements of the confessionalist mode, at once relational and witnessing. Their poetry in collections from these particular years reflected the risk in their auto-positioning as subjects within their poems and with complex relationships with their audience, and in their usage of language, sometimes fragmented, protective, or urgent. They committed personal experience to the page, and in conveying their ...


Subjective Identity Takes Flight: Magical Realism In Birdman, Kelly Kramer 2016 Liberty University

Subjective Identity Takes Flight: Magical Realism In Birdman, Kelly Kramer

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

Analysis of magical realism in the film Birdman.


Constructing Marianismo In Colonial Mexico, Kathryn A. Buchanan 2016 University of Tennessee

Constructing Marianismo In Colonial Mexico, Kathryn A. Buchanan

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Medical Education Through The Fiction Of Julio Cortázar, Blake Barton 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Medical Education Through The Fiction Of Julio Cortázar, Blake Barton

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Karina Miller. Escrituras Impolíticas. Anti-Representaciones De La Comunidad En Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, Osvaldo Lamborghini Y Virgilio Piñera. Pittsburgh, Pa: Instituto Internacional De Literatura Iberoamericana - Universidad De Pittsburgh, 2015., Pilar Cabrera Fonte 2016 Augustana University

Karina Miller. Escrituras Impolíticas. Anti-Representaciones De La Comunidad En Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, Osvaldo Lamborghini Y Virgilio Piñera. Pittsburgh, Pa: Instituto Internacional De Literatura Iberoamericana - Universidad De Pittsburgh, 2015., Pilar Cabrera Fonte

Dissidences

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Page, Joanna. Creativity And Science In Contemporary Argentine Literature. Between Romanticism And Formalism. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2014., Miguel Rivera-Taupier 2016 Missouri Western State University

Page, Joanna. Creativity And Science In Contemporary Argentine Literature. Between Romanticism And Formalism. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2014., Miguel Rivera-Taupier

Dissidences

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Luis H. Castañeda. Comunidades Efímeras. Grupos De Vanguardia Y Neovanguardia En La Novela Hispanoamericana Del Siglo Xx. New York: Peter Lang, 2015., Jose Miguel Herbozo 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Luis H. Castañeda. Comunidades Efímeras. Grupos De Vanguardia Y Neovanguardia En La Novela Hispanoamericana Del Siglo Xx. New York: Peter Lang, 2015., Jose Miguel Herbozo

Dissidences

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Saona, Margarita. Memory Matters In Transitional Peru. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Stephenie Young 2016 Salem State University, Massachusetts

Saona, Margarita. Memory Matters In Transitional Peru. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Stephenie Young

Dissidences

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