This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in narrative, film, poetry, essays, theater, and visual arts.
This book broaches a comparative and interdisciplinary approach in its exploration of the phenomenon of the dictatorship in the Hispanic World in the twentieth century. Some of the themes explored through a transatlantic perspective include testimonial accounts of violence and resistance in prisons; hunger and repression; exile, silence and intertextuality; bildungsroman and the modification of gender roles; and the role of trauma and memory within the genres of the novel, autobiography, testimonial literature, the essay, documentaries, puppet theater, poetry, and visual art. By looking at the similarities and differences of dictatorships represented in the diverse landscapes of Latin America and Spain, the authors hope to provide a more panoramic view of the dictatorship that moves beyond historiographical accounts of oppression and engages actively in a more broad dialectics of resistance and a politics of memory.
1 Feminine Voices of Resistance against Dictatorships: Prison Memories from Spain and Argentina, Ana Corbalán
2 Nostalgia, Memory and Politics in Chilean Documentaries of Return, Antonio Traverso
3 National History and Resistance in Ricardo Piglia’s Respiración artificial and Juan Goytisolo’s Reivindicación del Conde don Julián, Julia Riordan-Goncalves
4 Counter-discourse and Exile in the Poetry of Rafael Alberti and Mario Benedetti, Carmen Faccini
5 On Food, Hunger and Parasites: Female Strategies against Censorship in Nada and La plaça del diamant, Irene Gómez-Castellano
6 Reimagining Gendered Identities in Laforet's Nada and Díaz’s Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Patricia Lapolla Swier
7 Queering the Cuban Exile: Reinaldo Arenas’s Memoirs as a Sexual Outlaw, Rafael Ocasio
8 The World within the Island: The International Projection of Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints: 1985-2009, Ana León-Távora
9 Puppet Theater: Staging Social Inequality during the Porfiriato, Yolanda Jurado Rojas
10 Wide-eyed Boys and Star Kids: Children and Violence in Voces inocentes (2004) and La lengua de las mariposas (1999), Niamh Thornton
11 Cosmovisiones and (in)appropriate/d Others: A Critical Reading of Santiago Roncagliolo's Noir Novel, Abril rojo, Vek Lewis
12 On the Annals of a History of Silence Fragments of ’32 from 1932, Rafael Lara-Martínez and Rick McCallister
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