Release on 2014-01-10 | by Kyra A. Kietrys,Montserrat Linares
Essays on the Reflection of Self in the Works of Three Generations
Author: Kyra A. Kietrys,Montserrat Linares
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of new essays examines the representation of the female self in recent novels written by Spanish women. The essays explore the myriad ways in which women’s struggle with self-definition and self-fulfillment is contemplated in Spain during a time in which democracy has taken hold and women’s rights have taken shape. Authors covered include Carmen Martín Gaite, Josefina Aldecoa, Rosa Montero, Dulce Chacón, Clara Sánchez, Lucia Etxebarria, Care Santos, Eugenia Rico, Espido Freire, and others.
Narrative Self-consciousness in the Contemporary Spanish Novel
Author: Samuel Amago
Pubpsher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Rosa Montero : metafiction, literary cannibalism, and the construction of personal identity -- Mapping the storied self : consciousness and cartography in the fiction of Juan Jose Millas -- Narrative schizophrenia and the anxiety of influence in the novels of Nuria Amat -- Indeterminacy for indeterminacy's sake : textual narcissism and the fiction of Javier Marías -- Narrative truth and historical truth in Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina -- Carlos Caneque turns metafiction against Itself
Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as well as the broader context of globalization at the turn of the millennium.
The master of the realist novel of nineteenth-century Spain, Benito Pérez Galdós, is the subject of New Galdós Studies, offered in memory of John Varey, author of Galdós Studies, the foundational text for contemporary Galdosian scholarship. Eamonn Rodgers describes Galdós's early readership and reception; James Whiston illustrates Galdós's creativity in Lo prohibido; Rhian Davies explores the enrichment of the novelist's language in Torquemada en la Cruz; Teresa Fuentes Peris demonstrates Galdós's radical critique of dominant social assumptions in Fortunata y Jacinta; Alex Longhurst deals with the representation of poverty in Misericordia while Lisa Condé detects a feminist intention in Tristana; Eric Southworth finds rich cultural and spiritual allusion in the same work; Nichols Round relates the deaths of children in the Torquemada novels and Angel Guerra to end-of-century ideological concerns.
Release on 2015-10-05 | by Clara Mojica-Díaz,Lourdes Sánchez-López
Historia, política, sociedades y culturas
Author: Clara Mojica-Díaz,Lourdes Sánchez-López
Category: Foreign Language Study
El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo: historia, política, sociedades y culturas is a comprehensive and innovative book for advanced students of Spanish. Offering a constructivist approach to the study of the civilizations, cultures and histories of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world, the book focuses on learning as an active process that enables learners to develop high-level critical thinking skills through the exposure, research, examination and discussion of a variety of authentic films, songs and literary texts. Divided into twelve chapters, each chapter begins with an introduction to the general topic followed by various activities that lead students to critically analyse a range of authentic materials. Learners are able to practice higher level critical-thinking and linguistic skills through a wealth of tasks and exercises which culminate in a capstone section that requires the application of the concepts learned and sources utilized throughout the lesson. El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo: historia, política, sociedades y culturas offers great flexibility and adaptability to suit advanced courses in Hispanic culture and civilization. Each chapter is methodologically designed with a balanced mix of activities for individual and teamwork. Additional resources are available online for both instructors and students. These include an instructor’s guide with answer key, a grammar supplement and links to the authentic materials referenced within the book.
Rosa Montero is one of a group of women writers who came to prominence during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a period often referred to as the boom of women's writing in Spain. This study traces the socio- historical conditions which led to the boom, addresses the Spanish ambivalence towards the mother figure within the Spanish feminist movement, and discusses the use of metafiction on the creation of life narrative for women. Deals with the alternative figure of the spinster, examines the fantastic as a mode of discourse, and discusses the increasing focus on discourse with Montero's narrative. The author teaches contemporary Hispanic literary and cultural studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR