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Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, And Corinna Lenhardt, Eds. Exploring The Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, And Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018., Annabelle Dolidon Jun 2019

Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, And Corinna Lenhardt, Eds. Exploring The Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, And Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018., Annabelle Dolidon

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Review of Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, and Corinna Lenhardt, eds. Exploring the Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, and Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018. 294 pp.


David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Patrick Moneyang Jun 2019

David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Patrick Moneyang

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Review of David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP, 2018. 132 pp.


Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez And The Cinema. Tamesis, 2014., Silvio Gaggi Jun 2019

Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez And The Cinema. Tamesis, 2014., Silvio Gaggi

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Review of Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez and the Cinema. Tamesis, 2014


Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness In Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018., Erika M. Nelson Mukherjee Jun 2019

Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness In Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018., Erika M. Nelson Mukherjee

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Review of Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness in Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018. 235 pp.


Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles Of Violence: Sensational Cinema And Journalism In Early Twentieth-Century Mexico And Brazil. Duke Up, 2017., Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz Jun 2019

Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles Of Violence: Sensational Cinema And Journalism In Early Twentieth-Century Mexico And Brazil. Duke Up, 2017., Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

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Review of Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil. Duke UP, 2017. xiv + 344pp.


Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, And Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Eds. The Ethics Of Seeing: Photography And Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018., Richard Bodek Jun 2019

Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, And Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Eds. The Ethics Of Seeing: Photography And Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018., Richard Bodek

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Review of Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, eds. The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018. xii + 293 pp.


Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants In Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018., Alfonso Bartolomé Jun 2019

Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants In Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018., Alfonso Bartolomé

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Review of Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018.


The Mother Narrative Transformed: Criminalizing The Immigrant Mother In Jordi Sierra I Fabra’S “Barrios Altos”, Diana Aramburu Jun 2019

The Mother Narrative Transformed: Criminalizing The Immigrant Mother In Jordi Sierra I Fabra’S “Barrios Altos”, Diana Aramburu

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With the ongoing financial crisis and the influx of refugees and other migrant communities in Spain, the "immigrant problem," combined with a narrative that reflects upon the economic crisis, has become a focal point for numerous genres, including that of crime fiction. While the immigrant narrative has been mostly presented from the vantage point of the autochthonous community, recent contributions to migrant literature in Spain have refocalized this perspective, and privilege the immigrant’s plight to evoke the reader’s empathy. This article examines how Jordi Sierra i Fabra’s 2013 “Barrios altos” (“A High-End Neighborhood,” 2011) problematizes the representation ...


Undocumented Crime In Juan Mayorga’S Animales Nocturnos, Jeffrey K. Coleman Jun 2019

Undocumented Crime In Juan Mayorga’S Animales Nocturnos, Jeffrey K. Coleman

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The link between criminality and immigration is often personified in the undocumented immigrant. As nations have constricted the flow of immigrants, laws have inscribed a criminal culpability attached to the lack of documentation. The lack of papers becomes such a part of their persona that in Spanish the colloquial term for an undocumented immigrant is a sin papeles ‘illegal immigrant.’ Juan Mayorga’s chilling 2003 play Animales nocturnos (Nocturnal) explores the lengths to which laws can be used to criminalize and psychologically abuse undocumented immigrants. This paper will explore how immigration law manifests itself in the play and how said ...


Sueños De Tánger: Extraterritorial Basque Crime Fiction On Immigration To Spain, Shanna Lino Jun 2019

Sueños De Tánger: Extraterritorial Basque Crime Fiction On Immigration To Spain, Shanna Lino

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As the world increasingly turns its attention to the European refugee crisis and to the 1.8 million who have arrived on that continent since 2014 as a consequence of being forced to flee their native countries’ war-torn cities and villages, questions continue to arise regarding the ethical and political responsibilities of Western nations to facilitate this exodus and to provide refugee and immigration services en route and at destination. Spain remains the intended port of arrival for thousands of Malians, Mauritanians, Moroccans, and Western Saharans who sometimes manage to escape war and extreme poverty only to find themselves stalled ...


When The Bubble Bursts: A Spatial Interrogation Of Spanish Crisis In José Ángel Mañas’ Sospecha, Nick Phillips Jun 2019

When The Bubble Bursts: A Spatial Interrogation Of Spanish Crisis In José Ángel Mañas’ Sospecha, Nick Phillips

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José Ángel Mañas’s detective novel Sospecha investigates the consequences of the 2008 economic crisis by focusing on the unsustainable development of the Madrid urban area. I argue that the novel’s depiction of the Spanish capital serves as a case study for coming to terms with the identity and effects of crisis. By employing elements of the police procedural, Sospecha creates multiple trajectories through these suburban communities, allowing the novel to trace the impacts of a globalized economic model that presents these spaces as products of consumption. In turn, it is the spatial production of the city’s urban ...


Special Focus Introduction. Set Up And Shut Out: Immigration And Criminality In Contemporary Spanish Fiction, Diana Aramburu, Jeffrey K. Coleman Jun 2019

Special Focus Introduction. Set Up And Shut Out: Immigration And Criminality In Contemporary Spanish Fiction, Diana Aramburu, Jeffrey K. Coleman

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The beginning of the twenty-first century has seen mass immigration from the Global South to the Global North. Unfortunately, the geopolitical and racial dynamics of this migration flow often lead to a purported nexus between immigration and criminality. In immigrant-receiving nations, this is especially the case, where sometimes the government, the media, and even the population support a xenophobic perspective based on the interconnection between immigration and criminality. Spain serves as an interesting case study for understanding how cultural productions reflect and/or critique that tendency because between 2000 and 2010 it had the world's second largest net immigration ...


Letter From The Editor: Upcoming Changes To Sttcl, Necia Chronister Jun 2019

Letter From The Editor: Upcoming Changes To Sttcl, Necia Chronister

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Letter from the Editor regarding upcoming changes to STTCL


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Scott Ortolano, Ed. Popular Modernism And Its Legacies: From Pop Literature To Video Games. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018., Lauren Rosales Jan 2019

Scott Ortolano, Ed. Popular Modernism And Its Legacies: From Pop Literature To Video Games. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018., Lauren Rosales

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Scott Ortolano, ed. Popular Modernism and Its Legacies: From Pop Literature to Video Games. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 277 pp.


Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernández, And Jo Labanyi, Eds. Engaging The Emotions In Spanish Culture And History. Vanderbilt Up, 2016., Olga Bezhanova Dec 2018

Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernández, And Jo Labanyi, Eds. Engaging The Emotions In Spanish Culture And History. Vanderbilt Up, 2016., Olga Bezhanova

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Review of Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and History. Eds. Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernández, and Jo Labanyi. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2016. ix + 300 pp.


Julietta Singh. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism And Decolonial Entanglements. Duke Up, 2018., Michael Mulvey Dec 2018

Julietta Singh. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism And Decolonial Entanglements. Duke Up, 2018., Michael Mulvey

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Review of Julietta Singh. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements. Duke UP, 2018. xi + 216pp.


Pim Higginson. Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, And Francophone Africa. James Currey, 2017., Van Kelly Dec 2018

Pim Higginson. Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, And Francophone Africa. James Currey, 2017., Van Kelly

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Pim Higginson. Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, and Francophone Africa. James Currey, 2017.


Julia L. Frengs. Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing The Body In Francophone Oceanian Women’S Literature. Lexington Books, 2017., Liana Babayan Dec 2018

Julia L. Frengs. Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing The Body In Francophone Oceanian Women’S Literature. Lexington Books, 2017., Liana Babayan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Julia L. Frengs. Corporeal Archipelagos. Writing the Body in Francophone Oceanian Women’s Literature. Lexington Books, 2017. ix + 236 pp.


Special Focus Introduction: Conceptualizing An Engaged Pastoral In Contemporary French And Francophone Literature, Melinda A. Cro, Rachel Paparone Dec 2018

Special Focus Introduction: Conceptualizing An Engaged Pastoral In Contemporary French And Francophone Literature, Melinda A. Cro, Rachel Paparone

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This special focus section seeks to examine and problematize contemporary pastoral works from the perspective of engagement. Despite assertions that the pastoral tends towards reductionism, the mode actually serves as a productive space wherein to examine issues like global warming, resource exploitation, and pollution. Through a range of texts and artistic projects, the authors of this section explore the nexus of engagement in contemporary pastoral production particularly with regard to the relationship between the human and the non-human.


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Addressing Diversity And Difference In Contemporary Spanish Lesbian Literature: Reading Illy Nes’S El Lago Rosa And Cristina Cuesta’S “Zoe Y Haydee”, Megan Sheldon Jul 2018

Addressing Diversity And Difference In Contemporary Spanish Lesbian Literature: Reading Illy Nes’S El Lago Rosa And Cristina Cuesta’S “Zoe Y Haydee”, Megan Sheldon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Illy Nes’s novel El lago rosa (The Pink Lake, 2004) and Cristina Cuesta’s short story “Zoe y Haydee” (Zoe and Haydee, 2007) depict travel and cross-cultural queer relationships that call attention to racial and class differences as well as ethnic and cultural divides. Both narratives raise questions concerning the representation of queer women of color in Spanish fiction of the new millennium. This article focuses on the diverse cultural, political and personal struggles that surround the formation and negotiation of sexual identity, emphasizing the fact that LGBTQ identity is not necessarily cross-culturally or universally constructed around identical interests ...


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Patricia L. Swier And Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Eds. Dictatorships In The Hispanic World: Transatlantic And Transnational Perspectives. Madison, Nj: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013, Bécquer Seguín Feb 2018

Patricia L. Swier And Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Eds. Dictatorships In The Hispanic World: Transatlantic And Transnational Perspectives. Madison, Nj: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013, Bécquer Seguín

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Review of Patricia L. Swier and Julia Riordan-Goncalves, eds. Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013.


Peter Kalliney. Modernism In A Global Context. London: Bloomsbury, 2016., Kevin C. Robbins Feb 2018

Peter Kalliney. Modernism In A Global Context. London: Bloomsbury, 2016., Kevin C. Robbins

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Review of Peter Kalliney. Modernism in a Global Context. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. 190 pp.


Paulina Palmer. Queering Contemporary Gothic Narrative 1970-2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Tanya Gonzalez Feb 2018

Paulina Palmer. Queering Contemporary Gothic Narrative 1970-2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Tanya Gonzalez

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Review of Paulina Palmer's Queering Contemporary Gothic Narrative 1970-2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. viii + 204 pp.


Experimental Writing, Experimental Reading, Warren Motte Feb 2018

Experimental Writing, Experimental Reading, Warren Motte

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The notion of "experimental writing" is difficult to define with any kind of precision. Most of the time it is invoked in a largely offhanded manner, as if its meaning were immediately clear to everyone, obviating the need for further discussion. That assumption is a matter of expediency rather than anything else, for even a cursory glance at the way people use the term quickly reveals that the way we understand it varies considerably, changing over both time and cultural space. This essay seeks to examine how the idea of the experimental expresses itself in the tradition of the twentieth-century ...


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