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"Typescript Of The Second Origin". Counterculture And Politics In The 1970s'., Antoni Maestre-Brotons 2017 University of Alicante

"Typescript Of The Second Origin". Counterculture And Politics In The 1970s'., Antoni Maestre-Brotons

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

This article explores how, like other science fiction and fantasy novels, Typescript of the Second Origin relates to 1970s counterculture, radical politics and anti-establishment movements. Pedrolo, a leftist and pro-independence strongly committed author, echoes the radical left’s breakaway from the bourgeois reactionary way of life and consumer society in the novel. The beginning of a post-apocalyptic era in the novel stands for some of the values attached to hippie culture: the search for an ‘authentic’ —natural, primitive, non-technological— life; anti-establishment activity —as shown in self-organisation and the dissolution of the political system—, universal solidarity —the first member of the ...


Political Wishful Thinking Versus The Shape Of Things To Come: Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Mecanoscrit" And “Los Últimos Días” By Àlex And David Pastor, Pere Gallardo Torrano 2017 Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona

Political Wishful Thinking Versus The Shape Of Things To Come: Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Mecanoscrit" And “Los Últimos Días” By Àlex And David Pastor, Pere Gallardo Torrano

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

Despite almost forty years separating Manuel de Pedrolo’s novel Mecanoscrit del segon orígen (1974, trad. Typescript of the Second Origin) and the brothers Àlex and David Pastor’s film “Los últimos días” (2013, US tit. “The Last Days”), it is not difficult to find several socio-political areas of intersection which converge on a biological issue at the end of both works: the pregnancy of one of the characters at the end of each story.

Yet, such an interpretation would be rather limited as it ignores the socio-political landscape from which each work originated. Published in the aftermath of the ...


Alba As Eternal Mother: Violent Spaces And The ‘Last Woman’ In Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Mecanoscrit Del Segon Origen", Pedro Nilsson-Fernàndez 2017 University College Cork, Ireland

Alba As Eternal Mother: Violent Spaces And The ‘Last Woman’ In Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Mecanoscrit Del Segon Origen", Pedro Nilsson-Fernàndez

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

The ambitious literary project of Catalan author Manuel de Pedrolo i Molina (1918-1990) has generally been perceived as belonging to the tradition of popular literature, a label often reinforced by the unprecedented success of his minor work Mecanoscrit del segon origen. This has clearly damaged Pedrolo’s status in the Catalan literary; as Kathryn Crameri highlights, “(w)hen authors such as Manuel de Pedrolo championed more popular genres such as crime fiction” –or science fiction as far as this study is concerned– “they had to endure criticisms of the quality of their writing” (Crameri, 2008, p. 23). This article will ...


Bilingual Children’S Literature: Bridging The Gap Between Language And Identity = Literatura Infantil Bilingüe: Cerrando La Brecha Entre El Idioma Y La Identidad, Amanda Weber 2017 DePauw University

Bilingual Children’S Literature: Bridging The Gap Between Language And Identity = Literatura Infantil Bilingüe: Cerrando La Brecha Entre El Idioma Y La Identidad, Amanda Weber

Student research

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Educating Dídac: Mankind’S New Father And The End Of Patriarchy In Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Typescript Of The Second Origin", Sara Martín 2017 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Educating Dídac: Mankind’S New Father And The End Of Patriarchy In Manuel De Pedrolo’S "Typescript Of The Second Origin", Sara Martín

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

The post-apocalyptic novel by Catalan writer Manuel de Pedrolo, Typescript of the Second Origin (1974, English 2017) celebrates Alba as humankind’s new mother. Alba’s mission, however, clearly depends on the help of a man willing to father her children, a role for which Pedrolo made an extremely singular choice: whereas Alba is already 14 when Typescript begins, Dídac is just a 9-year-old boy. Because of the exceptional situation (the catastrophic extraterrestrial devastation of Earth), Pedrolo forces Dídac to mature very fast, to the point that he is only 12 when Alba gives birth to their baby. Additionally, Dídac ...


El Spill De Jaume Roig. Estudio De Relaciones Semióticas Con La Picaresca, Raul Macias Cotano 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

El Spill De Jaume Roig. Estudio De Relaciones Semióticas Con La Picaresca, Raul Macias Cotano

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

The Spill is a literary work written in the Catalan dialect of Valencia in 1460 by Jaume Roig, a prestigious doctor whose personal and public life is well known. The book presents numerous parallels with Lazarillo de Tormes, the 1554 novel written in Spanish (or “Castilian”) that has traditionally been considered the start of the picaresque genre in Spain. These similarities are so striking that it makes critics wonder if Spill may be a precedent of Lazarillo de Tormes. This dissertation studies the possible relations between those two books. The similarities are mostly thematic, for which the lens used to ...


Dos Rayanos-Americanos Rewrite Hispaniola: Julia Alvarez And Junot Díaz, Megan Jeanette Myers 2017 Iowa State University

Dos Rayanos-Americanos Rewrite Hispaniola: Julia Alvarez And Junot Díaz, Megan Jeanette Myers

Megan Jeanette Myers

Juan Pablo Duarte, revered as a founding father of the Dominican Republic,2 recently found his nationalist message featured in a video on YouTube titled “ex Dominican@ os que juraron por la bandera de Haiti,” or “ex-Dominicans who swore on Haiti’s flag.” The short clip, about seven minutes in total, features a slideshow containing photos and names of Dominicans who, according to the nationalist, anti-Haitian producers of the video, have “betrayed their Dominican citizenship,” as the title slide suggests, and sworn allegiance to Haiti.3 What sparked the production of this video? The answer is muddled by centuries of ...


Los Beneficios De La Educación Bilingüe En Los Estados Unidos Y Sus Implicaciones Para El Futuro De La Sociedad Estadounidense, Madeline Osborne 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Los Beneficios De La Educación Bilingüe En Los Estados Unidos Y Sus Implicaciones Para El Futuro De La Sociedad Estadounidense, Madeline Osborne

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the current context of globalization, bilingualism is not only becoming more frequent but more necessary for professional success. This fact inspired the present research on the benefits of bilingual education for primary and secondary school students and the future of US society.

To develop this study, I will first explore the history of bilingual education in the United States and the effects that history has had on what we now consider bilingual education programs. I will then discuss the controversy over bilingual education in the United States and how the controversy has shaped and, at the same time, created ...


Family Documents, Analogy And Reconciliation In The Works Of Carme Riera, Kathryn Everly 2017 Syracuse University

Family Documents, Analogy And Reconciliation In The Works Of Carme Riera, Kathryn Everly

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Carme Riera's works Temps d'innocencia and La mitat de l'anima explore the restorative power of fiction and memoir in coming to terms with personal and national loss regarding the Spanish Civil War.


Dos Rayanos-Americanos Rewrite Hispaniola: Julia Alvarez And Junot Díaz, Megan Jeanette Myers 2016 Iowa State University

Dos Rayanos-Americanos Rewrite Hispaniola: Julia Alvarez And Junot Díaz, Megan Jeanette Myers

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Juan Pablo Duarte, revered as a founding father of the Dominican Republic,2 recently found his nationalist message featured in a video on YouTube titled “ex Dominican@ os que juraron por la bandera de Haiti,” or “ex-Dominicans who swore on Haiti’s flag.” The short clip, about seven minutes in total, features a slideshow containing photos and names of Dominicans who, according to the nationalist, anti-Haitian producers of the video, have “betrayed their Dominican citizenship,” as the title slide suggests, and sworn allegiance to Haiti.3 What sparked the production of this video? The answer is muddled by centuries of ...


Charge/Recharge: The Educator's Powerpack Installation, Adrienne J. Royo 2016 Southern Adventist University

Charge/Recharge: The Educator's Powerpack Installation, Adrienne J. Royo

Faculty Works

Have you been behind the desk, as an educator, for such an extended period of time that you need to re-charge your learning experience "batteries"? Do you need some "out-of-the-box" ideas to bring some new teaching strategies to the classroom?


El Teatro De Guinea Ecuatorial: Intrahistoria En Tres Actos (1990-2010), Elisa G. Rizo 2016 Iowa State University

El Teatro De Guinea Ecuatorial: Intrahistoria En Tres Actos (1990-2010), Elisa G. Rizo

Elisa G. Rizo

Al reto de crear un teatro en los márgenes del hispanismo, los dramaturgos, directores y actores de Guinea Ecuatorial responden. Unos lo hacen escribiendo, otros, dando voz y cuerpo a universos contenidos en libretos teatrales en un país donde no hay librerías ni bibliotecas públicas.1 Tanto los dramaturgos como los performers de Guinea Ecuatorial actúan transversalmente: son mediadores no sólo del arte teatral sino de la misma audiencia ante su realidad; una realidad que, desde la independencia (1968), se teje entre dinámicas locales y transnacionales de neocolonialismo y de gobiernos autoritarios.


Entrevista A Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, Elisa G. Rizo 2016 Iowa State University

Entrevista A Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, Elisa G. Rizo

Elisa G. Rizo

Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono nace en Bata (Evinayong) en 1982. Desde la infancia se traslada a España con su familia. En ese país estudia la licenciatura en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y comienza su carrera literaria. Hasta ahora ha publicado tres novelas que han sido grandes éxitos editoriales: El llanto de la perra (Plaza y Janés, 2005), Las tres vírgenes de Santo Tomás (Suma, 2008) y Tres Almas para un corazón (Planeta, 2011). Paralelamente a su carrera literaria, Mekuy también desarrolla una carrera política. Desde enero de 2010, se convierte en la Secretaria de ...


Guinea Ecuatorial Como Pregunta Abierta: Hacia El Diálogo Entre Nuestras Otredades, Lola Aponte, Elisa G. Rizo 2016 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Guinea Ecuatorial Como Pregunta Abierta: Hacia El Diálogo Entre Nuestras Otredades, Lola Aponte, Elisa G. Rizo

Elisa G. Rizo

La invitación de este dossier es la siguiente: rehusarse a la ambigüedad y al enigma que descansa del lado del otro. La aspiración sería en este dialogo hacer el ejercicio de leer como escuchar, lo que significa quebrar el lenguaje y cada una de sus palabras para volverlas nuevas, contendoras de significaciones insospechadas. Quizás entonces ocurra la consecuencia más temida: el diálogo entre nuestras otredades. Así, esta letra africana en español nos expone a la posibilidad de desgarrar las ordenaciones que se nos han vuelto sustantivas. Leer, no para servirnos de un registro de inequidades, antes bien para evidenciar el ...


Entrevista A Trinidad Morgades, Elisa G. Rizo 2016 Iowa State University

Entrevista A Trinidad Morgades, Elisa G. Rizo

Elisa G. Rizo

Trinidad Morgades (Santa Isabel, hoy Malabo, 1931), es una personalidad de la cultura en Guinea Ecuatorial. Además de escritora, académica e investigadora, ha desarrollado una larga carrera de impresionantes logros. Morgades es miembro de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española y, entre 2005 y 2010 fungió como Vicerrectora de la Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (U.N.G.E).

Malabo, 17 de marzo del 2010. La siguiente entrevista se inició en la oficina de Doña Trinidad Morgades en la U.N.G.E en Malabo, semanas antes de su jubilación como vicerrectora de tal institución. El diálogo continuó por ...


Review Of Galicia, A Sentimental Nation: Gender, Culture And Politics, By Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, Iker González-Allende 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Review Of Galicia, A Sentimental Nation: Gender, Culture And Politics, By Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Este libro analiza el mito de la sentimentalidad gallega desde finales del siglo XIX hasta la época presente. Miguélez-Carballeira demuestra cómo este tópico se ha utilizado de manera recurrente por distintas ideologías políticas, desde el regionalismo apolítico gallego hasta el nacionalismo cultural franquista y el centralismo conservador del Partido Popular. Para la autora, la sentimentalidad gallega consiste en un ambivalente estereotipo colonial, ya que si, por un lado, lo usa el discurso dominante español para desarticular y debilitar las aspiraciones políticas del nacionalismo gallego, por otro, desde posiciones gallegas también se recurre a él como rasgo de identidad y autodiferenciación ...


Group Conversation M2-06: Transcription, Vann Corpus 1995, Robert E. Vann 2015 Western Michigan University

Group Conversation M2-06: Transcription, Vann Corpus 1995, Robert E. Vann

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Quixano As Reader, Quixote As Author, Stephanie Bowar 2015 Oglethorpe University

Quixano As Reader, Quixote As Author, Stephanie Bowar

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

Cervantes' 17th century novel, Don Quixote, details the story of passive, stagnant Alonso Quixano, who then abruptly declares himself Don Quixote, a chivalric knight who goes on to fight passionately for his identity and reality. In his dying moments, however, he once more becomes Alonso Quixano, just as abruptly renouncing his previously-claimed identity. Cervantes' work demands discussions of reality, identity, and above all, authenticity. The following paper explores the differences between Alonso Quixano and Don Quixote on these fronts, and argues that Don Quixote, author of his own life, demonstrates authenticity, while Alonso Quixano does not.


Ana Lydia Vega, Eugenio D. Matibag 2015 Iowa State University

Ana Lydia Vega, Eugenio D. Matibag

Eugenio D. Matibag

Es vivaz: gesticula animadamente mientras habla, explidmdose con esmero, con un afim de expresarse sabre Ia literatura, Ia puertorriquefiidad, el feminismo, el espiritismo. Fisicamente, es de estatura mediana, de/gada, de pelo negro largo, de anteojos redondos, labios 1/enos y sensuales, y una sonrisa de nunca acabar. Me ha invitado a entrevistar/a en su apartamento en Rio Piedras. AI 1/egar, se vela, junto a Ia puerta del apartamento, el maniqu{ I/ amado "Ligeia ", e/ mismo que aparece en Ia portada de Virgenes y martires (sus cuentos con los de Carmen Lugo Filippi, 1981). En Ia pared, un ...


¿El Arquitecto De Dios O De Cataluña?: La Religión Y El Nacionalismo En El Trabajo De Antoni Gaudí, Cassie Goode 2015 Trinity College

¿El Arquitecto De Dios O De Cataluña?: La Religión Y El Nacionalismo En El Trabajo De Antoni Gaudí, Cassie Goode

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis explores the works of Antoni Gaudí and his inspirations, mainly focusing on religion and nationalism. It also discusses the periods of art of the late 1800s to the early 1900s that allowed him to be free in his work, which led him to be a successful modern architect. The introduction discusses scared architecture and the beginning of modernism in Barcelona, where Gaudí did the most of his work. In the first chapter, the role of religion, nationalism, and art in the early life of Gaudí is presented and how they will later be fundamental influences in his life ...


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