Women's Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spain / Edition 1

Women's Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spain / Edition 1

by Kathleen Glenn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415936330

ISBN-13: 9780415936330

Pub. Date: 06/02/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Casts light on mass media productions by Spanish women, tracing the way in which questions of gender and difference have been negotiated throughout the 20th century. Women's Narrative and Film in 20th Century Spain examines the development of the feminine cultural tradition in spain and how this tradition reshaped and defined a Spanish national identity. Each

Overview

Casts light on mass media productions by Spanish women, tracing the way in which questions of gender and difference have been negotiated throughout the 20th century. Women's Narrative and Film in 20th Century Spain examines the development of the feminine cultural tradition in spain and how this tradition reshaped and defined a Spanish national identity. Each chapter focuses on representation of autobiography, alienation and exile, marginality, race, eroticism, political activism, and feminism within the ever-changing nationalisms in different regions of Spain. The book describes how concepts of gender and difference shaped the individual, collective, and national identities of Spanish women and significantly modified the meaning and representation of female sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415936330
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/02/2002
Series:
Hispanic Issues Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction
A World of Difference(s): Women's Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spainxiii
Part IPre-Civil War Spain
1.Contesting the Body: Gender, Language, and Sexuality The Modern Woman at the Turn of the Century3
2.Solitude in the City: Victor Catala with Merce Rodoreda19
3.Women Novelists of the Vanguard Era (1923-1952)40
Part IIThe Franco Era
4.Fictions of Equality: Rethinking Melodrama and Neorealism in Ana Mariscal's Segundo Lopez, aventurero urbano59
5.Resemanticizing Feminine Surrender: Cross-Gender Identifications in the Writings of Spanish Female Fascist Activists75
Part IIIThe Transition to Democracy
6.Screening Room: Spanish Women Filmmakers View the Transition95
7.Drawing Difference: The Women Artists of Madriz and the Cultural Renovations of the 1980s114
8.Remapping the Left in Camino sin retorno: Lidia Falcon's Feminist Project136
Part IVDemocratic Spain
9.Female Visions of Basque Terrorism: Ander eta Yul by Ana Diez and Yoyes by Helena Taberna155
10.When Norma Met Mar: Thelma and Louise on the Costa Brava168
11.Gender Difference and the Metafictional Gaze in Marina Mayoral's Dar la vida y el alma184
12."El florecimiento caprichoso de un jacaranda": Writing and Reading the Palimpsest in Cristina Fernandez Cubas's "Lunula y Violeta"202
Part VThe End of a Century
13.Let's Talk about Sex?: From Almudena Grandes to Lucia Etxebarria, the Volatile Values of the Spanish Literary Market223
14.Gender, Sexuality, and the Literary Market in Spain at the End of the Millennium238
15.A World of Difference in Home-Making: The Films of Iciar Bollain256
Afterword: The Practice of Restitutional Feminist Criticism273
Contributors283
Index289

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