Dramatized Societies Quality Television In Spain And Mexico

Author: Paul Julian Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781383723
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Over the last decade Spain and Mexico have both produced an extraordinary wealth of television drama. Drawing on both national practices of production and reception and international theories of textual analysis this book offers the first study of contemporary quality TV drama in two countries where television has displaced cinema as the creative medium that shapes the national narrative. As dramatized societies, Spain and Mexico are thus at once reflected and refracted by the new series on the small screen.

Gender In Spanish Urban Spaces

Author: Maria C. DiFrancesco
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319473255
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This edited collection examines the synergistic relationship between gender and urban space in post-millennium Spain. Despite the social progress Spain has made extending equal rights to all citizens, particularly in the wake of the Franco regime and radically liberating Transición, the fact remains that not all subjects—particularly, women, immigrants, and queers—possess equal autonomy. The book exposes visible shifts in power dynamics within the nation’s largest urban capitals—Madrid and Barcelona—and takes a hard look at more peripheral bedroom communities as all of these spaces reflect the discontent of a post-nationalistic, economically unstable Spain. As the contributors problematize notions of public and private space and disrupt gender binaries related with these, they aspire to engender discussion around civic status, the administration of space and the place of all citizens in a global world.

Re Collecting The Past

Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144388930X
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This collection explores the role of memoria histórica in its broadest sense, bringing together studies of narrative, theatre, visual expressions, film, television, and radio that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural production in Spain in this regard. Employing a wide range of critical approaches to works that examine, comment on, and recreate events and epochs from the civil war to the present, the essays gathered here bring together research and intercultural memory to investigate half a century of cultural production, ranging from “high culture” to more popular productions, such as television series and graphic novels. A testament to the conflation of multiple silencings – be they of the defeated, victims of trauma or women – this project is about hearing the voices of the unheard and recovering their muted past.

Orientalisms Of The Hispanic And Luso Brazilian World

Author: Araceli Tinajero
Publisher: Escribana Books
ISBN: 9781940075099
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Even though over the last three decades several books on Western-Eastern encounters have been published, this book offers a new approach to the way we look at current writers of Spanish and Portuguese and their vigor and creativity in guiding us towards a deeper understanding of Orientalism. The chapters in this volume explore novels, short stories, poems, essays and chronicles of prominent writers of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world through the lens of transmodernity in a way that blurs borders and gracefully blends fiction with our own perceived cultural and personal realities. The essays take us from images of China and Japan in the writings of Camilo Pessanha and Wenceslau de Moraes to the Orientalism in Grande sertao: veredas with refreshing approaches to the linguistic and thematic uniqueness of this influential Brazilian novel. Moreover, the book offers compelling observations of Spanish-Middle Eastern Orientalisms by looking at recent texts which include Mohamed Akalay's Entre Tanger y Larache as well as Maria Duenas' El tiempo entre costuras by recognizing the palpable historical, geographic and transnational connections that exist between Spain and the Middle East. Further, this study tackles the multifaceted nature of how twenty-first century novelists portray Asia by inviting us to look at ghosts and the human body in Mario Bellatin's most recent novels and to face the realities of cultural amnesia and self-discovery in Cristina Rivera Garza's Verde Shanghai. This book is essential to those who want to understand East-West encounters in a way that is striking, unique, and academically robust.

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La Voz Del Otono

Author: Marma Isabel Mathieu
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1414006713
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