Summary Book Review Catalan Women Writers and Artists by Kathryn Everly:
Download or read book Catalan Women Writers and Artists written by Kathryn Everly and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Ilie's theories of internal exile as well as Michel Foucault and Julia Kristeva on the problems of subjectivity guide the readings of the visual and verbal texts."--BOOK JACKET.
Summary Book Review Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War by Maryellen Bieder:
Download or read book Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War written by Maryellen Bieder and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted conservative forces including the army, the Church, the Falange (fascist party), landowners, and industrial capitalists against the Republic, installed in 1931 and supported by intellectuals, the petite bourgeoisie, many campesinos (farm laborers), and the urban proletariat. Provoking heated passions on both sides, the Civil War soon became an international phenomenon that inspired a number of literary works reflecting the impact of the war on foreign and national writers. While the literature of the period has been the subject of scholarship, women's literary production has not been studied as a body of work in the same way that literature by men has been, and its unique features have not been examined. Addressing this lacuna in literary studies, this volume provides fresh perspectives on well-known women writers, as well as less studied ones, whose works take the Spanish Civil War as a theme. The authors represented in this collection reflect a wide range of political positions. Writers such as Maria Zambrano, Mercè Rodoreda, and Josefina Aldecoa were clearly aligned with the Republic, whereas others, including Mercedes Salisachs and Liberata Masoliver, sympathized with the Nationalists. Most, however, are situated in a more ambiguous political space, although the ethics and character portraits that emerge in their works might suggest Republican sympathies. Taken together, the essays are an important contribution to scholarship on literature inspired by this pivotal point in Spanish history.
Summary Book Review Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal by Noèlia Díaz Vicedo:
Download or read book Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal written by Noèlia Díaz Vicedo and published by MHRA. This book was released on 2014-03-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study focuses upon the work of the Catalan woman poet Maria-Mercè Marçal. It analyses the interaction between body and language in her first five books of poetry. Drawing on the Italian feminist thought of il pensiero della differenza sessuale, it examines the ways in which Marçal’s poetic images display her Catalan feminine subjectivity, including the function of the poet, the space of poetry and the representation of love. It also explores the potentiality of the space of poetry to reconstruct female identity and reconfigure reality. In addition, it unravels the way in which the poet uses poetry to express the love for the other whilst also extending the boundaries of the self. The central concern is to bridge the fissure between female experience and universal precepts on the art of poetry through the predominance of an embodied and natural iconography. This study presents Marçal’s poetic compositions within the international panorama of poetry and feminist studies and aims to open up new terrains of discussion in the field of language, body and writing.
Summary Book Review A Companion to Spanish Women's Studies by Xon de Ros:
Download or read book A Companion to Spanish Women's Studies written by Xon de Ros and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2014-09 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An overview of the issues and critical debates in the field of Women's Studies within the area of peninsular Hispanism.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of the Catalans by Helena Buffery:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Catalans written by Helena Buffery and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-12-18 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of the Catalans deals not only with the people who live in Catalonia, but with the language and culture of the Catalan countries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.
Summary Book Review Rebels with a Cause in Contemporary Spanish Women Playwriting by Anthony Pasero-O’Malley:
Download or read book Rebels with a Cause in Contemporary Spanish Women Playwriting written by Anthony Pasero-O’Malley and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines a selection of plays from four innovative women playwrights of the first two decades of 21st century Spain. By foregrounding female characters as the subjects and protagonists of their plays, Mar Gómez Glez, Carolina África, Lucía Miranda, and Marta Buchaca reinscribe the stage as a space for the productive exploration of female autonomy and individuation. This book further investigates the use the platform of the theatre and the expressive possibilities therein to portray the realities of gendered oppression and efforts to define subjectivity within a social context where confining patriarchal and dominant cultural conditions place severe strictures on women’s open search and development of selfhood and identity. The diversity of genres deployed in their respective approaches, spanning the subversion of realist conventions, the framework of historical drama, the communal potentialities of forum theatre, and experiential site-specific production, point to important innovations in contemporary stagecraft and performance.
Summary Book Review Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936) by :
Download or read book Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936) written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a fresh perspective on the current debates about the Spanish avant-garde and its significance in the context of global modernism.
Summary Book Review Novels of the Contemporary Extreme by Alain-Philippe Durand:
Download or read book Novels of the Contemporary Extreme written by Alain-Philippe Durand and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2006-06-08 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates a new form of fiction that is currently emerging in contemporary literature across the globe. 'Novels of the contemporary extreme' - from North and South America, from Europe, and the Middle East - are set in a world both similar to and different from our own: a hyper real, often apocalyptic world progressively invaded by popular culture, permeated with technology and dominated by destruction. While their writing is commonly classified as 'hip' or 'underground' literature, authors of contemporary extreme novels have often been the center of public controversy and scandal; they, and their work, become international bestsellers. This collection of essays identifies and describes this international phenomenon, investigating the appeal of these novels' styles and themes, the reasons behind their success, and the fierce debates they provoked.
Summary Book Review The Literature of Spain and Latin America by J. E. Luebering Manager and Senior Editor, Literature:
Download or read book The Literature of Spain and Latin America written by J. E. Luebering Manager and Senior Editor, Literature and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2010-08-15 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides an understanding of the events and cultural differences shaping these nations' texts, the lives of their writers, and the impact of Spanish and Latin American literature.
Summary Book Review Genre Fusion by Sara J. Brenneis:
Download or read book Genre Fusion written by Sara J. Brenneis and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although the boom in historical fiction and historiography about Spain's recent past has found an eager readership, these texts are rarely studied as two halves of the same story. With Genre Fusion: A New Approach to History, Fiction, and Memory in Contemporary Spain, Sara J. Brenneis argues that fiction and nonfiction written by a single author and focused on the same historical moment deserve to be read side-by-side. By proposing a literary model that examines these genres together, Genre Fusion gives equal importance to fiction and historiography in Spain. In her book, Brenneis develops a new theory of "genre fusion" to show how authors who write both historiography and fiction produce a more accurate representation of the lived experience of Spanish history than would be possible in a single genre. Genre Fusionopens with a straightforward overview of the relationships among history, fiction, and memory in contemporary culture. While providing an up-to-date context for scholarly debates about Spain's historical memory, Genre Fusion also expands the contours of the discussion beyond the specialized territory of Hispanic studies. To demonstrate the theoretical necessity of genre fusion, Brenneis analyzes pairs of interconnected texts (one a work of literature, the other a work of historiography) written by a single author. She explores how fictional and nonfictional works by Montserrat Roig, Carmen Martín Gaite, Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, and Javier Marías unearth the collective memories of Spain's past. Through these four authors, Genre Fusion traces the transformation of a country once enveloped in a postwar silence to one currently consumed by its own history and memory. Brenneis demonstrates that, when read through the lens of genre fusion, these Spanish authors shelve the country's stagnant official record of its past and unlock the collective and personal accounts of the people who constitute Spanish history.
Summary Book Review Mother & Myth in Spanish Novels by Sandra J. Schumm:
Download or read book Mother & Myth in Spanish Novels written by Sandra J. Schumm and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2011-08-16 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Remembering the forgotten mother is a major theme in Myth & Mother in Spanish Novels and reflects the current interest in the recuperation of historic memory in Spain. The novels in this study feature mature protagonists who recall their mothers as a way to define their own identities and to nullify the fictional matricide prevalent in post-war Spanish novels; this twenty-first-century fiction highlights the haunting presence of the mother and begs comparison with myth.
Summary Book Review Mercè Rodoreda by M. Isidra Mencos:
Download or read book Mercè Rodoreda written by M. Isidra Mencos and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This annotated bibliography of one of the best-known Catalan authors selects and comments on 198 critical narrative works, including nine biographical studies. It provides a detailed analysis of the critical perspectives which have been used to analyze Rodoreda's works, referring the reader to the bibliographical entries which best illustrate certain theoretical approaches or themes.
Summary Book Review Visions and Revisions by Kathleen Mary Glenn:
Download or read book Visions and Revisions written by Kathleen Mary Glenn and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2008 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors studied, born between 1867 and l966, evince an interest in one or more of the issues that structure and give unity to this book: the construction of the self, concepts of gender and nation, center and margin, and efforts to recover and/or reconstruct the past, both individual and collective. In addition to focusing on questions that are currently of great critical interest, the volume features both Castilian and Catalan authors.
Summary Book Review Modern Literatures in Spain by Jo Labanyi:
Download or read book Modern Literatures in Spain written by Jo Labanyi and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-11-08 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jo Labanyi and Luisa Elena Delgado provide the first cultural history of modern literatures in Spain. With contributors Helena Buffery, Kirsty Hooper, and Mari Jose Olaziregi, they showcase the country’s cultural richness and complexity by working across its four major literary cultures – Castilian, Catalan, Galician, and Basque – from the eighteenth century to the present. Engaging critically with the concept of the “national”, Modern Literatures in Spain traces the uneven institutionalization of Spain’s diverse literatures in a context of Castilian literary hegemony, as well as examining diasporic and exile writing . The thematically organized chapters explore literary constructions of subjectivity, gender, and sexuality; urban and rural imaginaries; intersections between high and popular culture; and the formation of a public sphere. Throughout, readings are attentive to the multiple ways in which literature serves as a barometer of cultural responses to historical change. An introduction to major cultural debates as well as an original analysis of key texts, this book is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in the literatures and cultures of Spain.
Summary Book Review History, Violence, and the Hyperreal by Kathryn Everly:
Download or read book History, Violence, and the Hyperreal written by Kathryn Everly and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does literature reveal about a country's changing cultural identity? In History, Violence, and the Hyperreal by Kathryn Everly, this question is applied to the contemporary novel in Spain. In the process, similarities emerge among novels that embrace apparent differences in style, structure, and language. Contemporary Spanish authors are rethinking the way the novel with its narrative powers can define a specific cultural identity. Recent Spanish novels by Carme Riera, Dulce Chacon, Javier Cercas, Ray Loriga, Lucia Etxebarria, and Jose Angel Manas (published from 1995 to 2008) particularly highlight the tension that exists between historical memory and urban youth culture. The novels discussed in this study reconfigure the individual's relationship to narrative, history, and reality through their varied interpretations of Spanish history with its common threads of national and personal violence. In these books, culture acts as mediator between the individual and the rapidly changing dynamic of contemporary society. The authors experiment with the novel form to challenge fundamental concepts of identity when the narrative acknowledges more than one way of reading and understanding history, violence, and reality. In Spain today, questions of historical accuracy in all foundational fictions--such as the Inquisition, the Spanish Civil War, or globalization--collide with the urgency to modernize. The result is a clash between regional and global identities. Seemingly disparate works of historical fiction and Generation X narrative prove similar in the way they deal with history, reality, and the delicate relationship between writer and reader.
Summary Book Review Generation X Rocks by Christine Henseler:
Download or read book Generation X Rocks written by Christine Henseler and published by Vanderbilt University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in this volume explore the popular cultural effects of rock culture on high literary production in Spain in the 1990s.