This book hopes to do justice to the literary wealth to be found in Irish literature which has had, and still has, a powerfull attraction for scholars in the Spanish academia in particular and in the world of letters in general. It is not surprising that this book, prepared as it was in Galicia, should begin with two contributions which are specially significant and representative of the fruitful relationship between Galicia and what has tradicionally been seen as "sister" Ireland. The rest of the volume is divided into two clearly distinguishable parts: on the one hand there are essays which can be described as a revision of the canon of Irish literature in English and the texts found therein. The second part contains new essays on Irish literature, and an examination of the work of Irish women writers.
Focusing on literary texts produced from 2000 to 2009, Lorraine Ryan examines the imbrication between the preservation of Republican memory and the transformations of Spanish public space during the period from 1931 to 2005. Accordingly, Ryan analyzes the spatial empowerment and disempowerment of Republican memory and identity in Dulce Chacón’s Cielos de barro, Ángeles López’s Martina, la rosa número trece, Alberto Méndez’s ’Los girasoles ciegos,’ Carlos Ruiz Zafón ́s La sombra del viento, Emili Teixidor’s Pan negro, Bernardo Atxaga’s El hijo del acordeonista, and José María Merino’s La sima. The interrelationship between Republican subalternity and space is redefined by these writers as tense and constantly in flux, undermined by its inexorable relationality, which leads to subjects endeavoring to instill into space their own values. Subjects erode the hegemonic power of the public space by articulating in an often surreptitious form their sense of belonging to a prohibited Republican memory culture. In the democratic period, they seek a categorical reinstatement of same on the public terrain. Ryan also considers the motivation underlying this coterie of authors’ commitment to the issue of historical memory, an analysis which serves to amplify the ambits of existing scholarship that tends to ascribe it solely to postmemory.
"While Latinos Slept . . ." shows the influence of the Westcott/Hort critical Greek text on the Spanish New Testament, RV 1960. The evidence shown indicates that subtle changes have been made in the Holy Scriptures.
Ennui e Imagen Femenina en la Regenta y la Novela Europea de la Segunda Mitad Del XIX
Author: S. Núñez Puente
Category: Literary Criticism
A partir del análisis de La Regenta, la novela de Leopoldo Alas, y tomando como referencia dos obras literarias fundacionales, como Madame Bovary de Flaubert y Middlemarch de George Eliot, la autora se adentra en esos universos literarios con dos objetivos muy claros que se interrelacionan: en primer lugar, examinar globalmente el fenómeno del tedio que se conoce como ennui, sus rasgos esenciales y su papel en el entramado cultural europeo decimonónico; en segundo lugar, analizar cómo este fenómeno se manifiesta en la configuración de un tipo de personaje femenino que, a partir de este instante, se convertirá en un referente ineludible en la novela de la última mitad del siglo XIX.
Ghosts, Urinals, Dolls, Shadows and Outlaw Desires
Author: JaneElizabeth Lavery
Category: Foreign Language Study
Ana Clavel is a remarkable contemporary Mexican writer whose literary and multimedia oeuvre is marked by its queerness. The queer is evinced in the manner in which she disturbs conceptions of the normal not only by representing outlaw sexualities and dark desires but also by incorporating into her fictive and multimedia worlds that which is at odds with normalcy as evinced in the presence of the fantastical, the shadow, ghosts, cyborgs, golems and even urinals. Clavels literary trajectory follows a queer path in the sense that she has moved from singular modes of creative expression in the form of literary writing, a traditional print medium, towards other non-literary forms. Some of Clavels works have formed the basis of wider multimedia projects involving collaboration with various artists, photographers, performers and IT experts. Her works embrace an array of hybrid forms including the audiovisual, internet-enabled technology, art installation, (video) performance and photography. By foregrounding the queer heterogeneous narrative themes, techniques and multimedia dimension of Clavels oeuvre, the aim of this monograph is to attest to her particular contribution to Hispanic letters, which arguably is as significant as that of more established Spanish American boom femenino women writers.
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