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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 ...


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 ...


La Violencia Terrorista En La Narrativa Vasca Del Siglo Xxi, Montserrat Fuente-Camacho 2016 University Nebraska-Lincoln

La Violencia Terrorista En La Narrativa Vasca Del Siglo Xxi, Montserrat Fuente-Camacho

Spanish Language and Literature

Teniendo en cuenta la evolución tanto de la opinión pública sobre ETA, como la del tratamiento del tema del terrorismo desde la literatura, este trabajo se centra en la narrativa vasca del siglo XXI, analizando tres obras literarias de diferente género: una recopilación de cuentos, una novela y un cómic o novela gráfica. En cada capítulo se estudia un aspecto relacionado con el terrorismo de ETA: el silencio, las víctimas y el perdón. En el primer capítulo se argumenta que además de la violencia de ETA, el silencio es un elemento que une los cinco relatos de Letargo (2004), de ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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

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

No abstract provided.


Food Matters: Alonso Quijano’S Diet And The Discourse Of Early Modern Food In Spain, Carolyn Nadeau 2016 Illinois Wesleyan University

Food Matters: Alonso Quijano’S Diet And The Discourse Of Early Modern Food In Spain, Carolyn Nadeau

Carolyn A Nadeau

In the second sentence of Don Quixote, Cervantes describes the diet of the protagonist, Alonso Quijano: “A stew made of more beef than mutton, cold salad on most nights, abstinence eggs on Saturdays, lentils on Fridays, and an additional squab on Sundays.” Through an inventive and original engagement with this text, Carolyn A. Nadeau explores the shifts in Spain’s cultural and gastronomic history. Using cooking manuals, novels, poems, dietary treatises, and other texts, she brings to light the figurative significance of foodstuffs and culinary practices in early modern Spain. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Stephen Mennell ...


Los Usos De La Lectura Realista: Ficción Y Crítica, Dagoberto Caceres Aguilar 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Los Usos De La Lectura Realista: Ficción Y Crítica, Dagoberto Caceres Aguilar

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La presente tesis examina el proceso de negociación de modelos de realidad que surge desde el circuito de comunicación literaria. Se argumenta que mediante el tratamiento realista de los textos narrativos la recepción crítica contemporánea expresa y reafirma estrategias de aceptación, rechazo o trascendencia de paradigmas de espacio y subjetividad. La instrumentación de las narraciones se traduce en un rango muy amplio de respuestas. Con todos sus matices, las experiencias del uso realista de la ficción pueden oscilar desde la asimilación acrítica hacia el distanciamiento del lector de los modelos que mediatizan su visión de las culturas hispánicas. En la ...


Making Machines Learn. Applications Of Cultural Analytics To The Humanities, Javier de la Rosa Pérez 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Making Machines Learn. Applications Of Cultural Analytics To The Humanities, Javier De La Rosa Pérez

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The digitization of several million books by Google in 2011 meant the popularization of a new kind of humanities research powered by the treatment of cultural objects as data. Culturomics, as it is called, was born, and other initiatives resonated with such a methodological approach, as is the case with the recently formed Digital Humanities or Cultural Analytics. Intrinsically, these new quantitative approaches to culture all borrow from techniques and methods developed under the wing of the exact sciences, such as computer science, machine learning or statistics. There are numerous examples of studies that take advantage of the possibilities that ...


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

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Price, Brian L., César A. Salgado, And John Pedro Schwartz, Eds. Translatin Joyce: Global Transmissions In Ibero-American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Ana Rodríguez Navas 2016 Loyola University Chicago

Price, Brian L., César A. Salgado, And John Pedro Schwartz, Eds. Translatin Joyce: Global Transmissions In Ibero-American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Ana Rodríguez Navas

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