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China And The Politics Of Cross–Cultural Representation In Interwar European Fiction, Carles Prado-Fonts 2017 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

China And The Politics Of Cross–Cultural Representation In Interwar European Fiction, Carles Prado-Fonts

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "China and the Politics of Cross–Cultural Representation in Interwar European Fiction" Carles Prado-Fonts analyzes Joan Crespi's La ciutat de la por (The City of Fear, 1930) to illustrate the varied representations of China in interwar Europe. In the 1920s and 1930s, a plurality of views on China and the Chinese people became widespread across different parts of Europe, mainly shaped by English, French, and German representations. Contradictory images of China coexisted in literature, thought, and popular culture. Crespi's work exemplifies these contradictions: China appears as both an attainable reality and an unreachable fantasy, two ...


"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 ...


Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida 2017 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

Theses

The purpose of my creative writing is to highlight a group of U.S. citizens still woefully underrepresented in literature proper: the Latinx middle class. I’m keenly interested in exploring Puerto Rican and first- and second-generation Latinx immigrant stories. Even though some of the experiences from these groups have been elegantly visited by writers such as Giannina Braschi, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, and others, there are nuances to the Latinx middle class experience that are yet to be uncovered. Being stuck in the cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, and political middles in a country that has recently taken a ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Poesía Amorosa De Una Erudita Del Xvii: Traducción Y Creación En El Pastor Fido De Isabel Correa, Almudena Vidorreta 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Poesía Amorosa De Una Erudita Del Xvii: Traducción Y Creación En El Pastor Fido De Isabel Correa, Almudena Vidorreta

Publications and Research

Este trabajo pretende insertar en el contexto humanista de su tiempo la escritura poética de Isabel Rebeca Correa, erudita portuguesa del siglo XVII que residió en Ámsterdam. Aunque no se conserva buena parte de su obra, podemos conocer el estilo de la autora a través de su traducción al español de El pastor Fido, tragicomedia pastoril de Guarini. Se incluye por primera vez una transcripción completa y modernizada de los fragmentos de dicha versión que, según la traductora, proceden de su propia inventiva. Por medio de esta amplificación de la obra del italiano, Isabel Correa legitima y justifica su propia ...


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 ...


Found In Translation: An Analysis Of Popular American Film In Spain, Emily Dushek 2016 Bowling Green State University

Found In Translation: An Analysis Of Popular American Film In Spain, Emily Dushek

Honors Projects

This research examines American popular film in Spain with the aim of understanding if and how removing a popular text (such as a film) from its original language and socio-cultural context and translating it for consumption in a different language and culture affects the interpretation of the film. The study delves into the very successful 2012 films The Avengers (Joss Whedon) and Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino) and uses textual analyses and comparisons of the original English and the translated Castellano Spanish versions of the films, specifically focusing on the translations, as well as analyses of film reviews and critiques written ...


Póliza: A Bilingual Anthology Of Postmodern Peninsular Spanish Women Poets, Jacqueline Osborn 2016 Bowling Green State University

Póliza: A Bilingual Anthology Of Postmodern Peninsular Spanish Women Poets, Jacqueline Osborn

Honors Projects

Within this project I endeavor to translate a series of poems from seven postmodern female Spanish poets, exploring the challenges and idiosyncrasies of not only the migration between languages, but those specifically between Spanish and English as well as those particular to poetry translation. Of course, there are inherent limits to this process. Regarding the differences between English and Spanish, such difficulties as the presence of naturally reflexive verbs, neutral pronouns, more efficient nominalization of adjectives, and the greater presence of the subjunctive tense in Spanish arise. Respecting the problem of poetry, the structure, rhythm, and even the tone 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 ...


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