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“The Hour Of The Furnaces: Collaborative Cinema’S Fragmentary Form”, Eunha Choi 2016 Independent Scholar

“The Hour Of The Furnaces: Collaborative Cinema’S Fragmentary Form”, Eunha Choi

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Cinematic structure remains constitutively collaborative. While critics like André Bazin have described cinema as mixed or impure, this article advances the concept of cinema as collaborative aesthetics. The conventional understanding of collaboration is that it represents aggregation, namely the gradual growth toward a total and completed whole. After all, collaborative practice generally works toward identifiable goals. Conversely, I argue here that The Hour of the Furnaces shows us how cinematic collaboration also operates by subtractions, unresolved dissonances, unfinished instances, and contradictions rather than syntheses or cohesive totality. Despite the filmmakers’ express intentions, I contend that their political documentary film lacks ...


Espacio, Movimiento Y Afecto En Lumpérica Y Vaca Sagrada, De Diamela Eltit, Alberto Lopez Martin 2016 Davidson College

Espacio, Movimiento Y Afecto En Lumpérica Y Vaca Sagrada, De Diamela Eltit, Alberto Lopez Martin

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En este trabajo analizo dos de las novelas más significativas de la autora chilena Diamela Eltit, Lumpérica y Vaca sagrada. Presto especial atención a la forma en que la autora plasma en su prosa el uso del cuerpo como significante y la conceptualización del lenguaje como espacio, al tiempo que aporto ejemplos textuales de la noción de zonas de dolor, acuñada por la propia Eltit. Si bien la crítica se ha referido a sus novelas como ficciones elusivas de su cualidad representativa, ningún trabajo hasta la fecha las ha estudiado desde la teoría no-representacional de Nigel Thrift, sumamente relevante por ...


Figuras De Carlos En Missing (Una Investigación), De Alberto Fuguet: Nuevas Declinaciones De La Novela Latinoamericana, María-José Furió Sancho 2016 Independiente - Univ. Pompeu Fabra

Figuras De Carlos En Missing (Una Investigación), De Alberto Fuguet: Nuevas Declinaciones De La Novela Latinoamericana, María-José Furió Sancho

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Una exploración de las figuras simbólicas que encarna el personaje Carlos, protagonista de la novela Missing, de Alberto Fuguet: el huérfano, el desaparecido, el abandonado, lo abyecto, el cimarrón blanco, el loser...

En Missing. Una investigación, el escritor y cineasta chileno Alberto Fuguet desarrolla una variación sobre el tema de la búsqueda del progenitor desaparecido. Al principio, dice, se proponía novelar la conflictiva relación con su padre; al encontrar a su tío Carlos encuentra simultáneamente la historia de la relación de éste con su progenitor (el abuelo del novelista), y del mismo con esa otra autoridad suprafamiliar que es el ...


Cervantes' "Ocho Comedias Y Ocho Entremeses Nuevos, Nunca Representados": A Theater Of Tradition And Innovation, Michael K. Predmore 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cervantes' "Ocho Comedias Y Ocho Entremeses Nuevos, Nunca Representados": A Theater Of Tradition And Innovation, Michael K. Predmore

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

This study closely examines the eight interludes and eight full-length plays that Cervantes published in a collection on the thirteenth of September, 1615. Although these theatrical works were published together, the collection has seldom been examined in its entirety as a coherent unit. The purpose of this study, therefore, will be to re-cast a critical focus upon these theatrical works as a whole, in order to provide insight into Cervantes as both a playwright and as an inquisitive and unconventional thinker of his day. Typically, Cervantes was seen as a fairly conventional dramatist until around 1950, when a significant number ...


Masculinidades En Crisis Y Prácticas De Resistencia Feminista En La Literatura Y El Cine Españoles De Autoría Femenina, Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Masculinidades En Crisis Y Prácticas De Resistencia Feminista En La Literatura Y El Cine Españoles De Autoría Femenina, Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra

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

This dissertation examines the representation of masculinity in crisis in films and novels by contemporary female authors of Spain. The films are El último viaje de Robert Rylands by Gracia Querejeta, Te doy mis ojos by Iciar Bollaín and La vida sin mí by Isabel Coixet. The novels are Amado amo by Rosa Montero, Los aires difíciles by Almudena Grandes and La conquista del aire by Belén Gopegui. The question this dissertation asks is if by introducing male characters that lack power, control and success the works promote practices of feminist resistance. The answer is that they do but, as ...


Science Fiction In The Spanish University: The Boundaries That Need To Be Broken, Sara Martín 2016 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Science Fiction In The Spanish University: The Boundaries That Need To Be Broken, Sara Martín

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

The aim of this article is to trace what Rosi Braidotti calls an ‘accurate cartography’ as regards the limited space that science-fiction occupies in the Spanish university. SF has not yet overcome in Spain what Brian Baker has called its ‘crisis of legitimation’. Teaching this genre and doing research on it is, hence, still conditioned within our national borders by boundaries broken in the Anglo-American university many decades ago. Here I examine these boundaries, paying special attention to the institutional limitations preventing scholars from introducing innovations in teaching and research. Another main barrier, as I argue here, is the lack ...


La Tragedia Del Niño Muerto En La Obra De Valle-Inclán Dentro De La Tradición Grotesca, Carlos Gines Orta 2016 University Ablai Khan, Almaty, Kazakhstan

La Tragedia Del Niño Muerto En La Obra De Valle-Inclán Dentro De La Tradición Grotesca, Carlos Gines Orta

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

There is a tragicomic character in Valle-Inclan’s works –the child who died violently- that has not been researched yet. The device within the grotesque style to use and manipulate this character in the hands of the author enables a wide range of possibilities, from the deepest feeling of tragedy to the buffoonesque laughter of the popular tradition.


Cruzando Fronteras Genéricas: La Serie Carvalho De Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Swati Babbar 2016 University of Delhi, India

Cruzando Fronteras Genéricas: La Serie Carvalho De Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Swati Babbar

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Resumen

Este trabajo trata de un estudio de las novelas de la Serie Carvalho, del escritor español Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, publicadas entre los finales de la dictadura de Franco y la llegada de la democracia en España. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, un prolífico escritor que exploró con éxito diversas formas de escritura: poesía, teatro, novela, ensayo, periodismo, es también considerado el precursor del género de la novela neo-policíaca en España. Al igual que todas sus obras, sus novelas policíacas también plantean preguntas acerca del problema político, social y cultural que enfrentaba la sociedad española en ese momento histórico. Estas novelas son ...


Riña De Gatos. Madrid 1936: Mendoza Desde La Óptica De La Memoria Histórica En El Siglo Xxi, Durba Banerjee 2016 University of Delhi, India

Riña De Gatos. Madrid 1936: Mendoza Desde La Óptica De La Memoria Histórica En El Siglo Xxi, Durba Banerjee

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

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21st century Spain has witnessed a re-awakening of the past with Zapatero’s Historical Memory Law legislated in 2007 and a clamor to re-visit the Civil War (1936-39) and the Transition period with a critical stance. This new historical conscious has also resulted in a new wave of literature published on the Civil War. The objective of this paper is to explore how a work like Riña de Gatos. Madrid 1936 challenges the traditional boundaries of what is known as Civil War literature in Spain. The paper would encompass a thorough reading of the work authored by Eduardo ...


Reseña. Nieto Solís, José Antonio. El Agua De La Muerte. (2014). Madrid: Ed. Verbum. 240 Págs, Eva Paris-Huesca 2016 Ohio Wesleyan University

Reseña. Nieto Solís, José Antonio. El Agua De La Muerte. (2014). Madrid: Ed. Verbum. 240 Págs, Eva Paris-Huesca

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Resumen

El agua de la muerte is a crime fiction novel written by José Antonio Nieto Solís that brings out the endemic ills affecting Spanish society. Its omniscient narration, journalistic style and jumps back in time invite the reader to participate in the investigation and develop a close link to the social reality that is portrayed. The author draws on classic formulas and incorporates new elements to successfully create interwoven plots that are entertaining and committed, catching the reader and forcing him/her to reflect on his/her own reality, and on current social and political affairs. Among them, stand ...


A Nest For The Soul: The Trope Of Solitude In Three Early Modern Discalced Carmelite Nun-Poets, Stacey Schlau 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

A Nest For The Soul: The Trope Of Solitude In Three Early Modern Discalced Carmelite Nun-Poets, Stacey Schlau

Stacey Schlau

For early modern Discalced Carmelite nun-poets, solitude remains tied to the paradoxical equation of life to death and death to life so famously parsed by St. Teresa. This essay examines poems by María de San Alberto (1568-1640), Ana de la Trinidad (1577-1613), and Gregoria Francisca de Santa Teresa (1653-1736) exploring the possibilities of creating and maintaining solitude while embarked on a quest for mystical union. Outstanding practitioners of the Teresian poetic tradition, the Founding Mother’s religious and literary example allowed them the freedom to communicate with their religious sisters and subsequent readers, and thereby establish religious community through writing.


Folkloric Structure And Narrative Voice In Bècquer's Leyendas, Linda M. Willem 2016 Butler University

Folkloric Structure And Narrative Voice In Bècquer's Leyendas, Linda M. Willem

Linda M. Willem

The bulk of the critical study of Gustavo Bècquer's leyendas has dealt with the thematics, stylistics, or the folkloric motifs and origins of the individual works. Surprisingly little attention has been given to the structure or the narrative techniques used in the leyendas as a whole. The purpose of this study is to examine these structural and narrative aspects from a folkloric perspective in order to better appreciate Bècquer's blending of popular and literary art forms.


Narrative Voice, Point Of View, And Characterization In Graciliano Ramos's Vidas Sêcas, Linda M. Willem 2016 Butler University

Narrative Voice, Point Of View, And Characterization In Graciliano Ramos's Vidas Sêcas, Linda M. Willem

Linda M. Willem

Virtually all criticism concerning Vidas Sêcas includes a discussion of its multiple point of view format and its use of free indirect style. It is generally agreed that the shifting points of view provide a multifaceted view of reality, and that the free indirect style technique is a verisimilar method of presenting the thoughts of the inarticulate protagonists, as well as being a means of combining third person objectivity with first person subjectivity. These observations, however, show a tendency to treat narrative voice and point of view as a single phenomenon, thereby blurring the distinction between the two. Yet the ...


Breve Acercamiento A La Cuestión Morisca En La Primera Modernidad Española, Farah A. Dih 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Breve Acercamiento A La Cuestión Morisca En La Primera Modernidad Española, Farah A. Dih

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

The purpose of this thesis is to provide a brief historical overview of the Morisco issue in Early Modern Spain, as well as to analyze some of the most prominent literary production related to it. This study is organized into four chapters that explore the topic from the perspective of three different disciplines: history, historiography and literature. The first chapter establishes a historical framework for the foundation of the Spanish Inquisition, and highlights the ideas of Américo Castro about the coexistence of the three Spanish “castas” (the Christian, the Muslim and the Jewish). The second chapter reviews Francisco Márquez Villanueva ...


Acercamiento Al Pensamiento Mágico Y La Superstición En El Discurso Literario De La Primera Modernidad Española: Miguel De Cervantes Y María De Zayas, Miguel Magdaleno Santamaria 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Acercamiento Al Pensamiento Mágico Y La Superstición En El Discurso Literario De La Primera Modernidad Española: Miguel De Cervantes Y María De Zayas, Miguel Magdaleno Santamaria

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

The purpose of this thesis is to serve as a first approach to magical thinking and superstition in the literary discourse of Early Modern Spain, by examining these topics in Miguel de Cervantes’ first Quijote (1605) and María de Zayas’ Novelas Amorosas y Ejemplares (1637). The methodology followed in this thesis fundamentally includes the points of view of four fields of study. These are: anthropology, history, literature and historical linguistics. Accordingly, this study is thematically divided into four big sections: first, a discussion around the concept of ‘magical thinking’ in relation to religion (from an anthropological point of view); second ...


A Nest For The Soul: The Trope Of Solitude In Three Early Modern Discalced Carmelite Nun-Poets, Stacey Schlau 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

A Nest For The Soul: The Trope Of Solitude In Three Early Modern Discalced Carmelite Nun-Poets, Stacey Schlau

Languages & Cultures

For early modern Discalced Carmelite nun-poets, solitude remains tied to the paradoxical equation of life to death and death to life so famously parsed by St. Teresa. This essay examines poems by María de San Alberto (1568-1640), Ana de la Trinidad (1577-1613), and Gregoria Francisca de Santa Teresa (1653-1736) exploring the possibilities of creating and maintaining solitude while embarked on a quest for mystical union. Outstanding practitioners of the Teresian poetic tradition, the Founding Mother’s religious and literary example allowed them the freedom to communicate with their religious sisters and subsequent readers, and thereby establish religious community through writing.


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 ...


La Censura Católica Literaria Durante La Posguerra Española: Traspasando Las Fronteras De La Ideología Franquista., Ángela Pérez del Puerto 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

La Censura Católica Literaria Durante La Posguerra Española: Traspasando Las Fronteras De La Ideología Franquista., Ángela Pérez Del Puerto

Doctoral Dissertations

My research studies the literary censorship carried out by the Catholic Action Association through the Secretary of Bibliographic Orientation (SBO) in Spain during the 1940s. This secular institution paralleled, and in certain moments questioned, some Francoist values by judging and banning publications that had previously passed the official censorship. In particular, the censorship of the SBO focused, on the one hand, on Modernist Spanish authors who were accused of preaching strong anti-religious ideas and, on the other hand, on new texts published in that period that failed to reproduce the Catholic discourse. Through the analysis of this censorship activity, my ...


Personal Philosophy, Elisa Martinez Sirvent 2016 Otterbein University

Personal Philosophy, Elisa Martinez Sirvent

The Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication

Elisa Martinez Sirvent explores what shapes her philosophy and discusses why we should enjoy our lives.


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

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