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Re-Membering Lesbian Desire In Belle Epoque, Soldados De Salamina, And Las Trece Rosas, Debra J. Ochoa Feb 2018

Re-Membering Lesbian Desire In Belle Epoque, Soldados De Salamina, And Las Trece Rosas, Debra J. Ochoa

Debra Ochoa

The presidency of Jose Luis Zapatero Rodriguez has seen significant legisla tion in Spain that includes the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2005 and La ley de la memoria historica in 2007.1 Upon consideration of the changes in Spain during the first decade of the twenty-first century, we as critics must pause to consider how literature and film respond to the topics of homosexuality and history. Since the death of Franco in 1975, writers and directors have created a significant body of films and literature that uncovers previously prohibited topics in order to make, "the once hidden visible" (Creekmur ...


Music And Migratory Subjects In Pedro Almodóvar’S Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Hable Con Ella, And Volver, Debra J. Ochoa Feb 2018

Music And Migratory Subjects In Pedro Almodóvar’S Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Hable Con Ella, And Volver, Debra J. Ochoa

Debra Ochoa

A film criticism is presented for the Spanish films "Todo sobre mi madre," "Hable con ella," and "Volver," all by film director, screen writer, and producer Pedro Almodóvar. It focuses particularly on Almodóvar's use of international music and his interest in immigrants and their cultural influences on Spain.


Memory And Exile In María Teresa León’S Las Peregrinaciones De Teresa (1950), Debra J. Ochoa Feb 2018

Memory And Exile In María Teresa León’S Las Peregrinaciones De Teresa (1950), Debra J. Ochoa

Debra Ochoa

María Teresa León (1903-1988) is most well known for her autobiography Memoria de la melancolía (1977), written during her last years of exile from her native Spain. The year 2003 marked the centenary of her birth and a reevaluation of her fiction, including a new edition of her short stories edited by Gregorio Torres Nebrera. [1] In the twenty-first century León finally receives much overdue recognition. [2] This article will examine León‘s conception of memory and exile, through a close textual reading of her short stories ―Primera peregrinación de Teresa," ―El noviciado de Teresa," ―Cabeza de ajo," and ―Esplendor ...


Critiques Of The "Novela Rosa": Martín Gaite, Almodóvar, And Etxebarría, Debra J. Ochoa Feb 2018

Critiques Of The "Novela Rosa": Martín Gaite, Almodóvar, And Etxebarría, Debra J. Ochoa

Debra Ochoa

At the end of the twentieth century, film director Pedro Almodovar (b. 1949), in La flor de mi secreto (1995), and writer Lucia Etxebarria (b. 1966), in Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes, una novela rosa (1998), continue to analyze the novela rosa, a project begun by Carmen Martin Gaite in El cuarto de atrds (1978) and Usos amorosos de la postguerra (1987). Martin Gaite argues that women of her generation were victims of the Francoist ideology found in popular romance novels. Like many others, including Franco's own daughter Carmen, she received a limited education that did not allow women ...