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¿Qué ocurrió con Filipinas después de “los últimos de Filipinas”? ¿Tiene que ver su proceso de emancipación con el de otros países latinoamericanos? ¿Es la modernidad filipina un producto exclusivo de la invasión estadounidense? Este libro colectivo supera agendas nostálgicas y neocoloniales para acercarse desde una multiplicidad de perspectivas a las décadas clave que llevaron a una serie de intelectuales hispanohablantes a imaginarse como nación y reflejarlo en revistas feministas, libros de viaje o novelas costumbristas. Los estudios permitirán puntos de comparación con otras literaturas en español así como una profundización en la compleja sociedad filipina del cambio de siglo, con sus salas de jazz, su sufragismo y su independentismo, pero a la vez su defensa del español y el catolicismo.

What happened to the Philippines after 1898? Does its emancipation process have anything to do with that of other Latin American countries? Is Philippine modernity an exclusive product of the US invasion? This collective book overcomes nostalgic and neo-colonial agendas to approach from a multiplicity of perspectives the key decades that led a series of Spanish-speaking intellectuals to imagine themselves as a nation and reflect it in feminist magazines, travel books or costumbrista fiction. The studies will allow points of comparison with other literatures in Spanish as well as a approaching the complex Philippine society of the turn of the century, with its jazz halls, its suffragism and its independence, but at the same time its defence of Spanish language and Catholicism.
Volume Editors: Santiago Bertrán and Alexis Grohmann
Javier Marías no ha cejado en su empeño por llegar allí donde las historias no imponen su tiranía. A los cincuenta años desde la publicación de su primera novela una selección abarcadora de perspectivas críticas plasma esta libertad anhelada y revitaliza líneas de investigación desde enfoques profundamente novedosos. Se revalidan caminos existentes y se abren y exploran vías nuevas. Desde la ambigüedad y la incertidumbre hasta la ética y la responsabilidad, pasando por la visión y la hermenéutica, se presentan líneas críticas imprescindibles para entender la obra mariesca, además de facetas extraliterarias no estudiadas hasta ahora que ayudan a establecer una visión de conjunto, tales como la labor del escritor como lector editorial en Alfaguara en los años setenta, su docencia y exégesis del Quijote durante su tiempo en Wellesley College en los años ochenta o los pasos que acompañan a su recepción y progresiva consolidación en la república mundial de las letras, asuntos todos ellos que han contribuido de forma clara a la construcción y consolidación de esta obra.

Javier Marías continues to strive to reach the place were stories no longer impose their tyranny. This pursuit of freedom is given shape in the present volume by way of a series of scholarly essays marking the half-century that has elapsed since the publication of his first novel. A comprehensive selection of critical perspectives revitalizes existing lines of inquiry through profoundly novel approaches. Established scholarly thinking is given renewed worth and new paths are cleared and explored. A series of indispensable perspectives are used to analyse his work in novel ways, ranging from ambiguity and uncertainty to ethics and responsibility, through vision and hermeneutics, whilst hitherto ignored extra-literary aspects, such as his teaching and editorial work, allow a comprehensive and nuanced picture to emerge.
Volume Editors: Aleksandar Bošković and Ainsley Morse
The Fine Feats of the Five Cockerels Gang is a Marxist-Surrealist Yugoslav epic poem for children, written by Aleksandar Vučo and accompanied by Dušan Matić’s photocollage illustrations and captions. The poem tracks the adventures of five scrappy, resourceful working-class boys who endeavor to free an equally plucky girl from the evil clutches of a convent school (and its fearsome nuns). While weighing in on various contemporary political issues, the story is unpredictable, action-packed and relayed in richly colloquial language. Matić’s photocollages show “what happened in the meantime” between the “songs” (episodes) of the poem, providing clever twists to the linear plot as well as an illustration of the surrealist concepts of time, space and the transformative capabilities of art.
With this volume, the editors Katharina Edtstadler, Sandra Folie, and Gianna Zocco propose an extension of the traditional conception of imagology as a theory and method for studying the cultural construction and literary representation of national, usually European characters. Consisting of an instructive introduction and 21 articles, the book relates this sub-field of comparative literature to contemporary political developments and enriches it with new interdisciplinary, transnational, intersectional, and intermedial perspectives. The contributions offer [1] a reconsideration and update of the field’s methods, genres, and theoretical frames; [2] trans-/post-national, migratory, and marginalized perspectives beyond the European nation-state; [3] insights into geopolitical dichotomies such as Orient/Occident; [4] intersectional approaches considering the entanglements of national images with notions of age, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity/race; [5] investigations of the role of national images in visual narratives and music.