Memory And Spatiality In Post Millennial Spanish Narrative Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Lorraine Ryan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-22
Page : 248
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1317097572
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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.


Author : Lorraine Ryan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-04-22
Page : 224
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 100037405X
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Almudena Grandes is one of Spain ́s foremost women ́s writers, having sold over 1.1 million copies of her episodios de una guerra interminable, her six-volume series that ranges from the Spanish Civil War to the democratic period; the myriad prizes awarded to her, 18 in total, confirm her pre-eminence. This book situates Grandes ́s novels within gendered, philosophical, and mnemonic theoretical concepts that illuminate hidden dimensions of her much-studied work. Lorraine Ryan considers and expands on existing critical work on Grandes ́s oeuvre, proposing new avenues of interpretation and understanding. She seeks to debunk the arguments of those who portray Grandes as the proponent of a sectarian, eminently biased Republican memory by analysing the wide variety of gender and perpetrator memories that proliferate in her work. The intersection of perpetrator memory with masculinity, ecocriticism, medical ethics and the child’s perspectives confirms Grandes’ nuanced engagement with Spanish memory culture. Departing from a philosophical basis, Ryan reconfigures the Republican victim in the novels as a vulnerable subject who attempts to flourish, thus refuting the current critical opinion of the victim as overly-empowered. The new perspectives produced in this monograph do not aim to suggest that Grandes is an advocate of perpetrator memory; rather, it suggests that Grandes is committed to a more pluralistic idea of memory culture, whereby her novels generate understanding of multiple victim, perpetrator and gender memories, an analysis that produces new and meaningful engagements with these novels. Thus, Ryan contends that Grandes ́s historical novels are infinitely more complex and nuanced than heretofore conceived.


Author : Pilar Riaño Alcalá
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 2006
Page : 220
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780765803146
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Dwellers of Memory is an ethnographic study of how urban youth in Colombia came to be at the intersection of multiple forms of political, drug-related, and territorial violence in a country undergoing forty years of internal armed conflict. It examines the ways in which youth in the city of Medelln reconfigure their lives and cultural worlds in the face of widespread violence. This violence has transgressed familiar boundaries and destroyed basic social supports and networks of trust. This volume attempts to map and understand its patterns and flows. The author explores how Medelln's youth locate themselves and make sense of violence through contradictory and shifting memory practices. The violence has not completely taken over their cultural worlds or their subjectivities. Practices of remembering and forgetting are key methods by which these youth rework their identities and make sense of the impact of violence on their lives. While the experience of violence is rooted in urban space and urban youth, the memory dwellers use a sense of place, oral histories of death, and narratives of fear as survival strategies for inhabiting violent neighborhoods. The book also examines fissures in memory, the contradictory constructions of young people's subjective selves, and practices of gendered violence and terror. All have and continue to pose risks to the historical memory and cultural survival of the residents of Medelln. Dwellers of Memory offers an alternative ethnographic approach to the study of memory and violence, one that calls into question whether the role of the ethnographer of violence is to be a mere witness of terror, or to oppose it by writing against it. It will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and students of ethnography. Pilar Riao-Alcal is assistant professor, School of Social Work and Family Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada.


Author : Alison Ribeiro de Menezes
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-04-02
Page : 205
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1137379944
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This innovative book examines the emergence of a memory discourse in Spain since the millennium, taking as its point of departure recent grave exhumations and the "Law of Historical Memory." Through an analysis of exhumation photography, novels, films, television, and comics, the volume overturns the notion that Spanish history is pathological.


Author : Josie McLellan
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2004-10-07
Page : 228
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0199276269
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AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany sheds new light on the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, the way in which societies remember, and the nature of state socialism. It combines cultural, social, and political history to examine the ways in which the legacy of the International Brigades was commemorated in the German Democratic Republic.


Author : Unesco
Publisher : UNESCO
Release : 2009
Page : 402
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9231040774
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This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.


Author : Daniel Walkowitz
Lisa Maya Knauer
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2009-01-16
Page : 376
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0822391422
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Contested Histories in Public Space brings multiple perspectives to bear on historical narratives presented to the public in museums, monuments, texts, and festivals around the world, from Paris to Kathmandu, from the Mexican state of Oaxaca to the waterfront of Wellington, New Zealand. Paying particular attention to how race and empire are implicated in the creation and display of national narratives, the contributing historians, anthropologists, and other scholars delve into representations of contested histories at such “sites” as a British Library exhibition on the East India Company, a Rio de Janeiro shantytown known as “the cradle of samba,” the Ellis Island immigration museum, and high-school history textbooks in Ecuador. Several contributors examine how the experiences of indigenous groups and the imperial past are incorporated into public histories in British Commonwealth nations: in Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum; in the First Peoples’ Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization; and, more broadly, in late-twentieth-century Australian culture. Still others focus on the role of governments in mediating contested racialized histories: for example, the post-apartheid history of South Africa’s Voortrekker Monument, originally designed as a tribute to the Voortrekkers who colonized the country’s interior. Among several essays describing how national narratives have been challenged are pieces on a dispute over how to represent Nepali history and identity, on representations of Afrocuban religions in contemporary Cuba, and on the installation in the French Pantheon in Paris of a plaque honoring Louis Delgrès, a leader of Guadeloupean resistance to French colonialism. Contributors. Paul Amar, Paul Ashton, O. Hugo Benavides, Laurent Dubois, Richard Flores, Durba Ghosh, Albert Grundlingh, Paula Hamilton, Lisa Maya Knauer, Charlotte Macdonald, Mark Salber Phillips, Ruth B. Phillips, Deborah Poole, Anne M. Rademacher, Daniel J. Walkowitz


Author : Judith Ortiz Cofer
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2005
Page : 67
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9780820327426
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Semi-autobiographical poems in English about life as a Cuban American, women's experiences, and related topics explore the role of language in identity.


Author : Otto Ernst Laske
Publisher : University Microfilms
Release : 1977
Page : 319
Category : Cognition
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Barbara Törnquist Plewa
Tea Sindbæk Andersen
Publisher : European Studies
Release : 2017
Page : 350
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9789004352346
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The Twentieth Century in European Memory investigates contested and divisive memories. Focusing on questions of transculturality and reception, the book looks at ways in which such memories are being shared, debated and received by museums, artists, politicians and general audiences


Author : Lina Bolzoni
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2001-01-01
Page : 332
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780802043306
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This book takes as its starting point a striking paradox: that the antique tradition of the art of memory -- created by an oral culture -- reached its moment of greatest diffusion during an age that saw the birth of the printed book.


Author : Pamela Ballinger
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page : 328
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Frank M. Snowden
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2019-10-22
Page : 512
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 0300249144
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A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to Ebola This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare. A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world’s preparedness for the next generation of diseases.


Author : Catherine Davies
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Academic
Release : 1994-12-14
Page : 197
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 :
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In this timely new study, Catherine Davies provides a critical analysis of post-Franco Spain's most successful women novelists. Delving first into the development of feminism and women's writing and its critical reception in Spain since 1970, the author then focuses on two of the most popular and influential feminist novelists: Barcelona's Montserrat Roig (1946-1991) and Madrid's Rosa Montero (b. 1951). These writers' works share woman-centered themes such as family relationships, the search for self-fulfillment in a restrictive society, and the hope for the construction of a new world order. Catherine Davies provides a critical analysis of their complete oeuvre and a fascinating overview of contemporary women's writing in Spain.


Author : Marian Rothstein
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 193
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 :
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"Amadis de Gaule may well have been France's first real best-seller. When it first appeared, in 1540, Amadis attracted the smart crowd - court circles and rich bourgeois. Its early editions are large luxury folios, dedicated to members of the royal family. But some twenty years after the Amadis phenomenon started, it ended. References to it in the last quarter of the sixteenth century tend to be either nostalgic or critical. This book uses the rise and fall of Amadis de Gaule as a case study of the time-bound nature of readers' reading. The rhetorical, narrative, and memorial techniques of Amadis also appear in other contemporary works where they have received little notice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Author : Junot Daz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008
Page : 339
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1594483299
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Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness. A first novel by the author of the collection, Drown. Reprint.


Author : William J. Nichols
H. Rosi Song
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2013-11-26
Page : 396
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1611476313
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Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida revisits the cultural and social milieu in which laMovida, an explosion of artistic production in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Spain, was articulated discursively, aesthetically, socially, and politically. Of interest to both researchers and academics interested in Spanish culture and the processes of political and cultural transition from dictatorship and democracy through the cultural phenomenon known as la Movida, this book offers an expanded critical approach to the study of contemporary Spanish cultural studies.


Author : Patricia Lockwood
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-02-16
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593189604
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER “No One Is Talking About This reaches for the sublime, online and off…Lockwood is a modern word witch, her writing splendid and sordid by turns.” —New York Times Book Review “Wow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book. What an inventive and startling writer…I’m so glad I read this. I really think this book is remarkable.” —David Sedaris From "a formidably gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "Are we in hell?" the people of the portal ask themselves. "Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?" Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: "Something has gone wrong," and "How soon can you get here?" As real life and its stakes collide with the increasingly absurd antics of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.


Author : Daria A. Kirjanov
Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release : 2000
Page : 193
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 :
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Memory is one of the most pervasive and complex motifs in Anton Chekhov's prose. This book clearly demonstrates that memory is not only a dominant theme, but, more significantly, a structuring principle that shapes the poetic, temporal, and spatial composition of several of Chekhov's stories from 1887 to 1904, including some of his best known works, such as «The Bishop, » «The Lady with a Lapdog, » «The House with a Mezzanine, » and «The Black Monk». Chekhov and the Poetics of Memory examines various modes of memory - nostalgic, regenerative, commemorative - and traces their expression in the language of the journey, prayer, and artistic inspiration, shedding light on the centrality of the themes of spiritual growth and moral action in Chekhov's work. In considering the larger theoretical and cultural context of memory, this study breaks new ground in showing the impact on Chekhov's work of the Eastern Orthodox religious tradition, as well as Henri Bergson and other modernist notions of time and memory.


Author : Susanne Küchler
Publisher : Berg Pub Limited
Release : 2002-11
Page : 212
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 :
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Malanggan are the funerary effigies of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, which can be found in ethnographic museums throughout the world.