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The Heart Of A Zombie: Dominican Literature's Sentient Undead, Emily A. Maguire Dec 2018

The Heart Of A Zombie: Dominican Literature's Sentient Undead, Emily A. Maguire

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

A formerly human being that has been separated from its human consciousness, the has always been marked as more dead than alive. Yet in recent cultural production, another kind of zombie has emerged, what we might call the “sentient undead.” In these recent narratives, the undead protagonist is conscious of his or her inhumanity/non-humanness, along with the marginality of this position, and his or her potential “redemption” or return to humanity is often what drives the plot. Although the sentient zombie’s outsider position can function as a meditation on the social mores that make up human behavior, it ...


Noticias De Cosmópolis: La Ciudad De Santo Domingo Entre Las Ruinas Y La Modernidad, Medar Serrata Dec 2013

Noticias De Cosmópolis: La Ciudad De Santo Domingo Entre Las Ruinas Y La Modernidad, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

Este trabajo estudia el tratamiento del espacio público en las novelas Guanuma (1914), de Federico García Godoy, y La sangre: Una vida bajo la tiranía (1913), de Tulio Manuel Cestero. El ensayo sugiere que en las imágenes captadas por los personajes de ambas novelas durante sus recorridos por las calles de la ciudad las formas generadas por la irrupción de la modernidad se superpone a las de las ruinas del pasado colonial. El resultado es una interpretación ambivalente de la realidad nacional, a través de la cual se puede percibir la ansiedad que despertaba en los intelectuales dominicanos la creciente ...


Merengue, Lujuria Y Violencia: El Espectáculo De La Barbarie En El Imaginario De La Nación Dominicana, Medar Serrata Dec 2011

Merengue, Lujuria Y Violencia: El Espectáculo De La Barbarie En El Imaginario De La Nación Dominicana, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

This essay has two purposes. The first is to analyze the representation of popular music in the Dominican Republic since the mid-nineteenth century to the 1930s. The second is to explore the incorporation and subversion of the notion of merengue as a symbol of "barbarism" in the works of the Dominican writer Ramón Marrero Aristy.


Poética De La Dictadura: El Poder De Las Palabras En La Era De Trujillo, Medar Serrata Dec 2010

Poética De La Dictadura: El Poder De Las Palabras En La Era De Trujillo, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

In the year 1930, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, a military officer of humble origin trained by the United States Marines, took the presidency of the Dominican Republic to begin one of the longest and most brutal dictatorships in the history of Latin America. His rise to power meant the beginning of a massive and continuous effort spanning thirty years to depict General Trujillo as a messianic figure predestined to rescue his nation from a long history of political disarray and economic backwardness. To lead this effort, Trujillo secured the collaboration of the country’s most prominent intellectuals, a group made up ...