Spanish and Latin American publications

2019

Repensar los estudios ibéricos desde la periferia

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo And Colmeiro, José (eds.,). Repensar los estudios ibéricos desde la periferia. Edizioni Ca' Foscari, 2019

This volume is an attempt to renew and de-peripheralize Iberian studies, focusing on the peripheral as geographical, cultural and ideological positioning, when questioning the centre's hegemonic optics and reviewing the pre-existing cultural canons, and their gaps, exclusions and invisibilities. More information...

Aspectos actuales del hispanismo mundial Literatura - Cultura - Lengua

Martinez-Exposito, A. "La imagen de España en el cine temprano de Ventura Pons y en la Trilogía Ibérica de Bigas Luna," in Strosetzi, C. (ed.,). Aspectos actuales del hispanismo mundial Literatura - Cultura - Lengua. De Gruyter, 2019

The two volumes gather the most important findings of the nine sessions held at the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) conference in Münster, Germany, in 2016. The contributions focus, for example, on convergences and divergences between the holy and profane in medieval literature, on the constitution and construction of the "I" in Siglo de oro prose and poetry, or on the importance of space in theatre. More information…

2018

Made in Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand

Favoretto, Mara. "The Construction of Latin American Musical Identity in Melbourne," in Brunt, Shelley and Stahl, Geoff (ed.,). Made in Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand. Studies in Popular Music. Routledge, 2018.

This book serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century popular music of Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand. The volume consists of chapters by leading scholars of Australian and Aotearoan / New Zealand music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand. More information...

Lied und populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture

Favoretto, Mara. "The Falklands/Malvinas War (1982) in Argentine Rock Songs," in Holtstrater, K. (ed.,). Lied und populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture Edition 63. Waxmann Verlag GmbH, 2018.

On the occasion of the anniversaries of the Thirty Years' War and the First World War, this volume gathers contributions on the subject of "Music in War" from various specialist disciplines. The items range from the early modern period to the American Civil War and the Great Wars, to the conflicts over the Falkland Islands and the siege of Sarajevo. More information...

Cuban Foreign Policy

Hearn, Adrian and Hernandez, R. "China and Cuba," in Erisman, Michael and Kirk, John (eds.,). Cuban Foreign Policy: Transformation under Raúl Castro. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

This volume illustrates the sweeping changes in Cuban foreign policy under Raúl Castro. Leading scholars from around the world show how the significant shift in foreign policy direction that started in 1990 after the implosion of the Soviet Union has continued, in many ways taking totally unexpected paths - as is shown by the move toward the normalisation of relations with Washington. More information...

Los escribas furiosos

Martinez-Exposito, A. Los escribas furiosos. Configuraciones homoeróticas en la narrativa española. Prensas Universitarias de América Latina.; Second edition, 2018.

The furious scribes: homoerotic configurations in the Spanish narrative aspires to make intelligible a vast volume of narrative texts whose common denominator resides in their contact with homosexuality, and that, on occasion, have been categorically excluded from any literary debate. Due precisely to this marginalised position within the literary system it has never been possible to speak of a homosexual genre; Critical accounts of modern Spanish literature have considered this dispersion as a sign of poor aesthetic or intellectual quality. The main idea of this book is precisely that there are structures that connect these texts to each other, structures that are clearly perceived through an intertextual awareness and repetitive procedures: insistence on similar arguments, construction of a series of typical characters, recurrence of certain metaphors, tendency to use certain formal moulds, etc. This type of literature, then, is endowed with a certain generic unit, based not only on the common use of the homophobic theme, but on the recurrence of certain formal features. More information...

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Arcadia y acracia: la aportación libertaria de Ocaña a Manderley, de Jesús Garay," in Merida Jimenez, Rafael (ed.,). Ocaña. Voces, ecos y distorsiones. Edicions Bellaterra, 2018. More information...

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Características identitarias del cuento infantil queer en España," in Ingenschay, Dieter (ed.,). Eventos del deseo: Sexualidades minoritarias en las culturas-literaturas de España y Latinoamérica a fines del siglo XX. Iberoamericana, 2018. More information…

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Nationalism in Contemporary Western European Cinema," and "Frivolity and Place Branding in Martinez Lazaro's 'Nationalist Comedies'," in Harvey, James (ed.,). Nationalism in Contemporary Western European Cinema. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. More information...

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture," in Fuentes, Maria Jose Gamez and Garcia, Rebeca Maseda (eds.,). Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture: From Vulnerability to Accountability. Peter Lang, 2018. More information...

The MIME VADEMECUM

Pym, Anthony; Grin, François et al (eds.,). The MIME VADEMECUM: Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe. Grandson, 2018.

The Vademecum is a tool for those who need to understand multilingualism, take a stand on language issues and, directly or indirectly, shape language policy decisions at local, national or supra-national level. It offers an innovative approach to language policy selection and design. It combines ten different disciplines and uses a policy analysis angle to integrate language questions usually considered separately. More information...

Pym, Anthony. "A fordítás mint kockázatkezelés," and "Fordítói készségek a gépi fordítás korában," in Robin, Edina and Varga, Dóra Ágnes (eds.,). Fordítástudomány - fordításban. Typotex Kft, 2018. More information...

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Sandberg, Claudia and Rocha, Carolina (eds.,). Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Resisting Neoliberalism?. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatisation, de-regularisation and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. The collection examines the relationship between economic policies and the films that depict recent transformations in many Latin American countries, demonstrating how contemporary Latin American film has not only criticised and resisted, but also benefitted from neoliberal advancements. More information...

2017

Luis Alberto Spinetta: Mito y Mitología

Favoretto, Mara. Luis Alberto Spinetta: Mito y Mitología. Buenos Aires: Gourmet Musical Ediciones, 2017.

The poetic work of Luis Alberto Spinetta, in appearance, appears as an indescribable chaos. However, it obeys a coherent structure, according to the four basic functions of mythology (Campbell 1988). His poetry deals with existential issues and tries to reconcile opposites to put an end to the anguish generated by the separation of man from the cosmos (Lévi-Strauss 1978)... This work explores the functions of mythology in the songs of Luis Alberto Spinetta in order to suggest a perspective from which to begin to understand part of his legacy. More information...

Latin American Perspectives en Español y Portugués. Vol. I

Mao, X., Hearn, A. and Liu, W. "China y Cuba. 170 años y mirando hacia el futuro," in Arata, N. and Gentili, P. (eds.,). Latin American Perspectives en Español y Portugués. Vol. I. CLASCO, 2017.

Latin American Perspectives (LAP) is a Latin American academic journal published in North America that, in 2008, became the first institution associated with CLACSO in the United States. Its purpose is to disseminate Latin American research among a broad audience of the English language and, at the same time, to make its content available to Latin American readers. Therefore, we are pleased to deepen our relationship with CLACSO through the publication of this first annual collection in Spanish and Portuguese of articles previously published in our magazine. More information...

Huellas de china en este lado del atlantico

Mao, X. and Hearn, A. "La comunidad china en México: el reto del comercio balanceado con la República Popular China," in Frias , L. and Villate , M. (eds.,). Huellas de china en este lado del atlantico. CLASCO, 2017.

Huellas de china en este lado del atlantico collects work focused on the contribution of Chinese migrants to historical, social, ethnic, cultural and linguistic events from the American nations. Prestigious researchers present interesting and valuable information on the Chinese presence in the Americas. More information...

2016

Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film

Expósito, Alfredo Martínez. "Barcelona's Cinematic Image: Negotiating Place in Mainstream International Cinema," in Blackwood, G. and McGregor, A. (eds.,). Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film. Peter Lang, 2016.

This volume examines representations and explorations of travel ideals in contemporary international cinema. It assembles work from a diverse range of academic fields including anthropology, sociology, ethnography, cinema, culture, tourism, communication and language studies, with contributions from international experts such as Mary Louise Pratt of New York University, whose work on ‘contact zones' continues to provide the framework for scholarship on travel writing around the world. More information...

Masculinidades disidentes

Expósito, Alfredo Martínez. "Alvaro Pombo y la defensa de la autenticidad homosexual," in Jimenez, M. (ed.,). Masculinidades disidentes. Barcelona: Icaria, 2016.

This volume analyzes the plurality of experiences, perceptions and representations of non-hegemonic masculinities in Spanish society and culture over the last three decades. Its objective is twofold: to delve into the discourses and figurations of gay, lesbian and trans masculinities through very diverse documents, with a clearly interdisciplinary will, in order to illuminate a reality scarcely served by the human and social sciences in Spain. It is especially pertinent to introduce and value the productivity in this context of a concept such as "masculinity", which should be associated with the power structures derived from the legitimation of patriarchy, for the analysis of "sexual dissidence" in our recent history. More information...

The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond

Hearn, Adrian and Myers, Margaret (eds.,). The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond . Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016.

This comprehensive assessment of transpacific economic integration explores the many ways that new approaches to multilateral cooperation, and notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), are transforming the regional landscape. Reflecting diverse views on the merits of new and wide-ranging agreements, the authors consider: To what extent will the TPP facilitate the US "pivot" to Asia at a time when China, not a TPP member, is attempting to shape regional economic dynamics? More information...

Australian-Latin American Relations

Favoretto, Mara. "A tale of two waves: Latin American migration to Australia," and "Toward a hybrid Latin American-Australian music scene," in Kath, E. (ed.,). Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape. Palgrage MacMillan, 2016.

Until recently, Australia and Latin America were considered irrelevant to one another. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. This pioneering interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of the rapidly changing landscape within a global context. More information...

Images of Women in Hispanic Culture

Favoretto, Mara. "Violence and Celebration: Images of Women and Political Use of Popular Culture under the Kirchner Administration," in Ulloa, T. and Morazzani, J. (eds.,). Images of Women in Hispanic Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

This book studies the ways traditional polarized images of women have been used and challenged in the Hispanic world, especially during the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century by writers and the media, but also in earlier time periods. The chapters analyze the image of women in specific political periods such as Francoism or the Kirchners' administration, stereotypes of women in films in Mexico and Chile, and the representation of women in textbooks, among other topics. More information...

ITranslation Solutions for Many Languages: Histories of a flawed dream

Pym, Anthony. Translation Solutions for Many Languages: Histories of a flawed dream. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016.

Many "translation solutions" (often called "procedures," “"echniques," or "strategies") have been proposed over the past 50 years or so in French, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, Czech, and Slovak. This book analyzes, criticizes and compares them, proposing a new list of solutions that can be used in training translators to work between many languages. The book also traces out an entirely new history of contemporary translation studies. More information...

2015

The Fin-de-Siècle World

Anderson, Lara. "Spain," in Saler, M. (ed.,). The Fin-de-Siècle World. Routledge - Taylor and Francis, 2015.

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. More information...

Protest Music in the Twentieth Century

Favoretto, Mara. "Charly García: el "Lewis Carroll" del rock and roll argentino," in Illiano , R. (ed.,). Protest Music in the Twentieth Century. Brepols Publishers, 2015.

The subject of this monograph is protest music and 'dissident' composers and musicians during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the forms with which dissent may be expressed in music and the ways composers and performers have adopted stances on political and social dissent. In the present volume, twenty-one articles by scholars of different nationalities explore not only the way in which protest music is articulated in artistic-cultural discourse and the political matter, but also the role it played in situations of mutual benefit. More information...

Cuestión de imagen: cine y Marca España

Expósito, Alfredo Martínez (ed.,). Cuestión de imagen: cine y Marca España (Image Issue: Film and Brand Spain). Vol. 24 Vigo Academia del Hispanismo, 2015.

The essays gathered in this volume interrogate from several angles the images of a reconstructed Spain that Spanish cinema of the last years of the 20th century and of the first decade of the 21st century transmits to national and international audiences. Different meanings of the term image and its different uses are addressed, in a deliberate attempt to problematize apparently stable notions such as country image, national reputation, stereotype, and cultural perception. More information...

And Translation Changed the World (and the World Changed Translation)

Pym, Anthony. "The medieval postmodern in Translation Studies," in Fuertes, A. and Torres-Simón, E. (eds.,). And Translation Changed the World (and the World Changed Translation). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

Communication is the basis for human societies, while contact between communities is the basis for translation. Whether by conflict or cooperation, translation has played a major role in the evolution of societies and it has evolved with them. This volume offers different perspectives on, and approaches to, similar topics and situations within different countries and cultures through the work of young scholars. More information...