Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change

Essays in Honor of Maryellen Bieder Jennifer Smith. Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change Essays in Honor Front Cover.

Author: Jennifer Smith

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684480340

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume brings together cutting-edge research on modern Spanish women as writers, activists, and embodiments of cultural change, and simultaneously honors Maryellen Bieder’s invaluable scholarly contribution to the field. The essays are innovative in their consideration of lesser-known women writers, focus on women as political activists, and use of post-colonialism, queer theory, and spatial theory to examine the period from the Enlightenment until World War II. The contributors study women as agents and representations of social change in a variety of genres, including short stories, novels, plays, personal letters, and journalistic pieces. Canonical authors such as Emilia Pardo Bazán, Leopoldo Alas “Clarín,” and Carmen de Burgos are considered alongside lesser known writers and activists such as María Rosa Gálvez, Sofía Tartilán, and Caterina Albert i Paradís. The critical analyses are situated within their specific socio-historical context, and shed new light on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature, history, and culture. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
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Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change

This volume brings together cutting-edge research on modern Spanish women as writers, activists, and embodiments of cultural change, and honors Maryellen Bieder's invaluable scholarly contributions.

Author: Jennifer Smith

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684480326

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume brings together cutting-edge research on modern Spanish women as writers, activists, and embodiments of cultural change, and honors Maryellen Bieder's invaluable scholarly contributions. The critical analyses are situated within their specific socio-historical context, and shed new light on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature, history, and culture.
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The Seduction of Modern Spain

The Female Body and the Francoist Body Politic Aurora G. Morcillo ... But Spanish women were not the “Car- mens” that seduced European fantasy; they, as Richard Wright declared, were the agents of change. 5 Modern Women's Docile Bodies ...

Author: Aurora G. Morcillo

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838757536

Category: History

Page: 338

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This book examines how sexual politics, specifically those surrounding the modernization of a consumer economy, are key to understanding the transformation of Spain from isolated dictatorship to modern state. It focuses on issues concerning modernity and the commodification of the female body under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco in the 1950s and 1960s. These two decades are critical to understanding this transformation because they coincide with the opening of markets, the freer movement of people in and out of the country through tourism and emigration, and the embracing of the "American way of life" popularized in Hollywood movies. From a gender perspective this "in between moment" in Homi Bhabha's terms, from autarchy to consumerism favored the transition from the virginal female model, prescribed by the regime, (what the author calls "True Catholic Womanhood") to a seductive modern woman that the media sold to Spanish women. This study will add a significant piece to the growing corpus of literature on the body as an essential element of analysis in gender history and in the power dynamics of culture. It will help to fill a gap in the field of Spanish Cultural Studies in general and the emerging field of cultural Spanish history in particular. The originality of this study resides in Dr. Morcillo's use of feminist theories of the body to study archival sources of the Francoist years. Of special interest are the collections of Ministry of Culture and Administrative papers Women's Section of Falange at the Archivo General de la Administracion in Alcala de Henares. Also important are the works of intellectuals of the period, as well as health books, maternity and hygiene guides, conduct manuals, and documents produced by the Catholic Church hierarchy with regard to moral behavior and sexual mores that provide a textured analysis of gender relations under the dictatorship. The author's interest in unveiling the regime's technologies of control of ordinary Spaniards is covered through the study of the media, printed press, and the movie industry of this period particularly the so-called New Spanish Cinema inaugurated in the 1960s, illustrating how ads and films shaped and contested the regime's vision of modernity and gender roles. Through the production of dual versions of films the censorship process utilized women's cinematic bodies to present a more liberal image of Spain in the international scene. While nudity was allowed in the international versions the domestic productions continued to cut the customary kiss. The economy of desire displayed in today's Almodovar's films is already present in movies like La Tia Tula by Miguel Picazo (1964). This book will be essential for scholars and students interested in Ibero-American cultural studies, gender, religion, and totalitarian politics.
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Convergent Wrestling

Her most recent publication will be included in Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change by Bucknell University Press. Oliver Kroener (Ph.D., University of Glasgow) has recently completed his doctoral thesis.

Author: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351233965

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book examines how the current era of "convergence" has affected, and is reflected in, the world of professional wrestling, which combines several different genres, including drama, action, comedy, horror, science fiction, and even romance. Professional wrestling’s business practices exist at the intersection of bottom-up fan-centric strategies and strict top-down corporate control. Meanwhile, the wrestlers themselves combine aspects of carnival hucksters, actors/actresses, comedians, superheroes, martial artists, or stuntmen, and the narratives consist of everything from social critique to geopolitical allegories, and from soap opera melodramas to stereotyped exploitation. Bringing together the latest scholarship in the field, Convergent Wrestling analyzes various texts, business practices, and fan activities to explore the commonalities that define professional wrestling and consider how it exists in today’s new media ecology. In addition, the book considers the professional wrestling industry from several different angles, from massive multinational conglomerate World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to local indie federations. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in popular culture, media and cultural studies, and fan practices.
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Whole Faith

... “Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and Stories of Conversion,” in Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change: Essays in Honor of Maryellen Bieder, ed. Jennifer Smith (Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, forthcoming).

Author: Denise DuPont

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813230030

Category: History

Page: 262

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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Franciscan Principles -- 2. Imitation and Deviation -- 3. Travels through Catholic Europe -- 4. Toward the Lamb, with the Lamb -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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Contemporary Spanish Politics

In this sense, the so-called 'state feminists' (femocratas) of the Institute for Women are important agents in change in Spanish society (Valiente Fernandez, 2000: 142–4). A major ally of the women's movement has been the European Union ...

Author: José María Magone

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415421881

Category: History

Page: 519

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With a focus predominantly on the two governments of José Maria Aznar between 1996 and 2004, and the José Luis Zapatero government after 2004, this book provides an introduction for students of Spain's history and its contemporary politics.
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Queer Women in Modern Spanish Literature

Talking about nineteenth-century women activists in Spain though, for example, Concepción Arenal (1820–1893), ... could use cross-dressing in the Spanish public sphere to become direct agents of transformation of gender norms.

Author: Ana I. Simón-Alegre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000488319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This original collection of essays explores the work and life choices of Spanish women who through their writings and social activism addressed social justice, religious dogmatism, the educational system, gender inequality, and tensions in female subjectivity. It brings together writers who are not commonly associated with each other, but whose voices overlap, allowing us to foreground their unconventionality, their relationships to each other, and their relation to modernity. The objective of this volume is to explore how the idea of "queerness" played an important role in the personal lives and social activism of these writers, as well as in the unconventional and nonconformist characters they created in their work. Together, the essays demonstrate that the concept of "queer women" is useful for investigating the evolution of women’s writing and sexual identity during the period of Spain’s fitful transition to modernity in the 19th century. The concept of queerness in its many meanings points to the idea of non-normativity and gender dissidence that encompasses how women intellectuals experienced friendship, religion, sex, sexuality, and gender. The works examined include autobiography, poetry, memoir, salon chronicles, short and long fiction, pedagogical essays, newspaper articles, theater, and letters. In addition to exploring the significant presence of queer women in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spanish literature and culture, the essays examine the reasons why the voices of Spanish women authors have been culturally silenced. One thrust in this collection explores generational transitions of Spanish writers from the romantics and their "hermandad lírica" ("lyrical sisterhood") through to "las Sinsombrero" ("Women Without Hats"), and finally, current Spanish writers linked to the LGBTQ+ community.
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Contemporary Spanish Women s Narrative and the Publishing Industry

situation , as Beccaria mentions , may be changing . Most publishers in the United States , Italy , and Spain ( though not so much in Germany and France ) count on agents to filter out “ bad ” or “ uninteresting " literature .

Author: Christine Henseler

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252028317

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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As in other countries, the effects of commercialization in Spain are changing the direction of publishing. Arguing that women face a particularly complex situation because the inclusion of their work is still considered a novelty in a male-dominated field, Christine Henseler examines the strategies of Spanish women authors in the face of market forces. In a consumer economy that places books in supermarkets and mega-bookstores and in which novels are promoted and read more for entertainment than for their literary merit, women's books tend to be more highly regarded when they cater to feminist, erotic, or commercial niche markets. Henseler examines the visual creation of the seductive female body inside and outside the texts and the verbal application of this female figure on a narrative level in the works of authors including Paloma Díaz-Mas, Lourdes Ortiz, Cristina Peri Rossi, Esther Tusquets, Almudena Grandes, and Lucía Etxebarría. She looks at novels of seduction, award-winning novels, and novels sold on the basis of an author's prior reputation, as well as advertisements, literary prizes, and reviews. She also draws on interviews with authors to provide insider views of contemporary Spanish publishing. Contemporary Spanish Women's Narrative and the Publishing Industry reveals the ways women writers are reacting -- both textually and promotionally--to the changing demands of the publishing industry and the construction of a literary canon.
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A Companion to Spanish Women s Studies

... of changing relations among the classes and the genders in the modern, urban Spain that was coming into being. ... that most modern of arts, cinema, with women of the younger generation as active agents of the transformation of both ...

Author: Xon de Ros

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781855662865

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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An overview of the issues and critical debates in the field of Women's Studies within the area of peninsular Hispanism.
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Majority Minority Relations in Contemporary Women s Movements

Ethnic minority women in Spain mobilised in separate organisations from the late 1980s and onwards, ... the mobilisation of migrant and ethnic minority women as collective agents of change has received less scholarly attention.

Author: L. Predelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020666

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's movements' participation in and influence on public policy that focuses on violence against women.
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