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Men on the Screen

Re-visions of Masculinity in Spanish Cinema (1939-2019)

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Edited by Juan Rey

Cinema, whether it is understood as entertainment, business, criticism, or art, is always a reflection of the society in which it is born. Men on the Screen is a review of masculinity in cinema made in Spain by Spanish directors from 1939 to the present. The objective of this volume is, then, to observe the different types of masculinities, whose classification gives rise to a chronology that goes from the man who embodies the dream dreamt by the dictator Franco to the modern man, who is lost in his labyrinth, while also examining the repressed men, those men who have strayed and who live in the city, the rascals and braggarts, those who fight every day just to survive, the petty criminals, those men who divest themselves of the rancid national-Catholicism in order to be themselves, those who are caring, those who harass and kill their prey, the heroes, those who seduce women with their gab, corrupt politicians, those who sell their bodies, grandparents, violent and chauvinistic men, those who live in anguish for the passage of time, and even those immured by repressing and hypocritical morality. All of the masculine categories delineated above indicate that cinema is a reflection of the great changes experienced by Spanish society during these years. During this long period, Spain has gone from being a poor, isolated, dark, sad, politically and religiously depressed country to becoming a dynamic, modern country, one of the great countries of the West. And these transformations, these men, who are diverse, who are in conflict at times, and who are depressed, hopeful, hungry, consumerist, and dreamers—they are what cinema gathers. What follows next is a catalog of men who have wandered and roamed the Spanish screens.

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Inclusión, integración, diferenciación

La diversidad funcional en la literatura, el cine y las artes escénicas

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Edited by Susanne Hartwig

La inclusión es un tema de gran actualidad en muchos ámbitos de la vida contemporánea. Son muy amplios los sectores en los que se viene observando un considerable aumento de la sensibilidad social acerca de las circunstancias y condiciones en que se produce. El presente libro tiene dos intereses centrales: analizar la relación entre personas con y sin diversidad funcional en los textos culturales, a través de los tres términos clave inclusión, integración, diferenciación; y estudiar en los textos concretos cómo se tratan o incluso se practican la inclusión, la integración y la diferenciación. El campo de estudio se orienta hacia el corpus de los textos literarios, teatrales y audiovisuales.

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Combinatoires ludiques

littérature, contrainte et mathématique

Caroline Lebrec

Les textes combinatoires comme Cent mille milliards de poèmes de Raymond Queneau (1961) et Le château des destins croisés d’Italo Calvino (1969) s’inscrivent dans une conception interactive de la littérature, bien avant que celle-ci soit théorisée par la cybernétique (Aarseth) ; le premier, par le potentiel reconfigurateur du sonnet sur les modes de l’interaction ergodique du lecteur avec le texte et du texte avec l’objet-livre, et le second par le potentiel interprétatif du lecteur sur les modes de l’embranchement et de la réécriture à partir des possibles narratifs des cartes de tarot. De plus, ces textes s’appuient doublement sur un programme d’écriture et sur une programmation lectorale, à partir d’un appareil paratextuel multiple qui forme un discours « mode d’emploi » de la contrainte autour des modalités d’interactivité du texte. Ainsi, alors que le champ des littératures à contraintes est constitué majoritairement de textes qui programment une modalité d’interaction implicite, cette étude montre que le discours explicite de la contrainte sert un projet plus vaste de lecturabilité (Baetens) de la potentialité des formes littéraires, en fonction des règles génériques qui sont spécifiques à la poésie, à la fiction et au genre combinatoire (Greber), plutôt qu’à une seule virtuosité de la contrainte.

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Edited by Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Yvonne Völkl, Elisabeth Hobisch, Alexandra Fuchs and Hans Fernández

The Spectators, also known as Moral Weeklies, were an important magazine genre which came into being in the early 18th century and which shaped European identity by developing the strategies of critical journalism and by popularizing the ideas and values of the Age of Enlightenment. Investigating modes of storytelling in the Spectators is an important starting point for a paradigmatic investigation of our historical, cultural and philosophical evolution since the Enlightenment and the impact of these magazines on issues of identity in today’s Europe. In this collection on ‹Storytelling in the Spectators›, we present a series of contributions which study English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish and Danish-Norwegian periodicals.