Reflection in Sequence

Author: Sandra J. Schumm
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754009
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Examines six post-Civil war Spanish women novelists: Matutte, Rodoreda, Moix, Gaite, Tusquets and Riera.

Voices and Visions

Author: Kathleen McNerney
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910185
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The volume gives an excellent overall view of Rodoreda's poetry in the original and in translation, her short stories and novels. A completely annotated, cross-indexed bibliography of the critical work on Rodoreda, accompanied by an analysis of the current state of criticism on her work is included.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Mart n Gaite

Author: Joan L. Brown
Publisher: Modern Language Association
ISBN: 1603291695
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The career of Spain's celebrated author Carmen Martín Gaite spanned the Spanish Civil War, Franco's dictatorship, and the nation's transition to democracy. She wrote fiction, poetry, drama, screenplays for television and film, and books of literary and cultural analysis. The only person to win Spain's National Prize for Literature (Premio Nacional de las Letras) twice, Martín Gaite explored and blended a range of genres, from social realism to the fantastic, as she took up issues of gender, class, economics, and aesthetics in a time of political upheaval. Part 1 ("Materials") of this volume provides resources for instructors and a literary-historical chronology. The essays in part 2 ("Approaches") consider Martín Gaite's best-known novel, The Back Room (El cuarto de atrás), and other works from various perspectives: narratological, feminist, sociocultural, stylistic. In an appendix, the volume editor, who was a friend of the author, provides a new translation of Martín Gaite's only autobiographical sketch, alongside the original Spanish.

Zweite Republik Spanischer B rgerkrieg und fr he Franco Diktatur in Film und Fernsehen

Author: Caroline Rothauge
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 3847102109
Format: PDF
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English summary: A memory boom can be observed in Spain since 1996 in which film and TV productions serve to assimilate but also to update historical master narratives of recent history. Popular cinema and television productions with a historical subject matter actively construct the past starting off present beliefs, thus producing visions of reality which are characteristic of the very context they arose from. This study therefore focuses on the question what version of the Second Republic, the Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship was represented in Spanish film and TV productions between 1996 and 2011. The sense such productions convey via specific modes of representations and narrative techniques is analysed considering their relationship to and their potential function in Spanish memory cultures. In so doing, Caroline Rothauge demonstrates that it is indispensable to consider popular media in order to understand the plurality, processual quality and the dynamics of today's memory cultures. German description: Zwischen 1996 und 2011 gab es in Spanien intensive offentliche Debatten uber den Umgang mit der jungeren Vergangenheit. In diesem erinnerungspolitischen Kampf um Deutungshoheit wurden popularkulturelle Kino- und TV-Produktionen mit zeithistorischem Sujet zu Multiplikatoren mit katalysatorischem Wirkungspotenzial. Sie konstruierten Vergangenheit aktiv von zeitgenossischen Pramissen aus und trugen so massgeblich zur Konsolidierung bzw. Wandlung historischer Meistererzahlungen bei. Umso drangender stellt sich die Frage, welche Geschichte darin wie inszeniert wurde. Dem widmet sich Caroline Rothauge aus einer erinnerungskulturellen Perspektive, die eine systematische Ruckbindung der einzelnen Produktionen an ihren jeweiligen Entstehungskontext und Rezeptionszusammenhang einschliesst. Ihre Ergebnisse zeigen, dass es unerlasslich ist, popularkulturelle Medienangebote zu berucksichtigen, will man die Pluralitat, Prozesshaftigkeit und Dynamik heutiger Erinnerungskulturen verstehen.

Approaches to teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the picaresque tradition

Author: Anne J. Cruz
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
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In 1554, Lazarillo de Tormes, a slim, unassuming little volume, unsigned by the author, made its first published appearance in the bookstalls of several important mercantile centers in Spain and the Netherlands. Since then, as narratives of pAA-caros--and pAA-caras--continued to follow in the footsteps of LAAzaro's fictional life, picaresque literature developed into a major genre in literary studies that remains popular to this day. Yet the genre's definition is anything but simple, as the diversity of this volume demonstrates. Part 1, "Materials," reviews editions and translations of Lazarillo and other picaresque works, as well as the critical and historical resources related to them. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," explore the picaresque's place in language and literature classrooms of all levels. Some contributors contextualize Lazarillo in the early modern Spanish culture it satirizes, investigating the role of the church and the marginalization of Muslims and Jews. Others pair Lazarillo with AlemAAn's GuzmAAn de Alfarache or Quevedo's BuscAA3n to concentrate on the genre's literary aspects. A cluster of essays focuses on teaching the picaresque (including the female picaresque) to nonspecialist students in interdisciplinary courses. The volume concludes with a section devoted to the picaresque novel's influence on other literary traditions, from early modern autobiographies, such as Teresa of AAvila's Libro de la vida, to post-Spanish Civil War texts to twentieth-century Latin American novels and 1950s American beat narratives.


Author: Insight
Publisher: Prentice Hall Travel
ISBN: 9780134691565
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bring the world a little closer with these multicultural books. An excellent way for students to appreciate and learn cultural diversity in an exciting hands-on format. Each book explores the history, language, holidays, festivals, customs, legends, foods, creative arts, lifestyles, and games of the title country. A creative alternative to student research reports and a time-saver for teachers since the activities and resource material are contained in one book.