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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415936330
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/2/2002
  • Series: Hispanic Issues Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Glenn is Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University.Ofelia Ferran is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

A World of Difference(s)
Women's Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spain
Pt. I Pre-Civil War Spain
1 Contesting the Body: Gender, Language, and Sexuality: The Modern Woman at the Turn of the Century 3
2 Solitude in the City: Victor Catala with Merce Rodoreda 19
3 Women Novelists of the Vanguard Era (1923-1952) 40
Pt. II The Franco Era
4 Fictions of Equality: Rethinking Melodrama and Neorealism in Ana Mariscal's Segundo Lopez, aventurero urbano 59
5 Resemanticizing Feminine Surrender: Cross-Gender Identifications in the Writings of Spanish Female Fascist Activists 75
Pt. III The Transition to Democracy
6 Screening Room: Spanish Women Filmmakers View the Transition 95
7 Drawing Difference: The Women Artists of Madriz and the Cultural Renovations of the 1980s 114
8 Remapping the Left in Camino sin retorno: Lidia Falcon's Feminist Project 136
Pt. IV Democratic Spain
9 Female Visions of Basque Terrorism: Ander eta Yul by Ana Diez and Yoyes by Helena Taberna 155
10 When Norma Met Mar: Thelma and Louise on the Costa Brava 168
11 Gender Difference and the Metafictional Gaze in Marina Mayoral's Dar la vida y el alma 184
12 "El florecimiento caprichoso de un jacaranda": Writing and Reading the Palimpsest in Cristina Fernandez Cubas's "Lunula y Violeta" 202
Pt. V The End of a Century
13 Let's Talk about Sex?: From Almudena Grandes to Lucia Etxebarria, the Volatile Values of the Spanish Literary Market 223
14 Gender, Sexuality, and the Literary Market in Spain at the End of the Millennium 238
15 A world of Difference in Home-Making: The Films of Iciar Bollain 256
Afterword: The Practice of Restitutional Feminist Criticism 273
Contributors 283
Index 289
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