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Feminism, Writing and the Media in Spain

Ana María Matute, Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria

by Mazal Oaknín (Author)
Monographs XIV, 212 Pages
Open Access

Summary

This book explores the different treatment of writing by women and
writing by men in twenty-first-century Spain. Focusing on contemporary
Spanish authors Ana María Matute (1926–2014), Rosa Montero (1952–),
and Lucía Etxebarria (1966–), the author examines how Spanish women
writers are marketed in Spain and, in particular, how current marketing
strategies reinforce traditional structures of femininity.
Through an analysis of their work and lives in the context of the Franco
Regime, the Transition to democracy and contemporary Spain, this book
provides an innovative study of the construction of the public personae
of these key female writers. As social media and the internet transform
authors’ relationship with their readers, the rapidly shifting publishing
industry offers an important context for the difficult balance between
high levels of reception and visibility and the persistence of traditional
gender stereotypes.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Translations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction Gender, Memory, Culture, and History in the Spanish Literary Market
  • Chapter 1 The Question of ‘Women’s Writing’: A ‘Double-Edged’ Double Bind?
  • Chapter 2 The Reception and Marketing of Women Writers in Spain
  • Chapter 3 The Literary Market and the Construction of the Public Personae of Women Writers
  • Chapter 4 Matute, Montero, and Etxebarria on Women’s Writing
  • Conclusion Persistent Stereotypes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Series index

Feminism, Writing and the
Media in Spain

Ana María Matute, Rosa Montero
and Lucía Etxebarria

Mazal Oaknín

Oxford • Bern • Berlin • Bruxelles • New York • Wien

About the author

Mazal Oaknín completed her MA and PhD in Hispanic Studies at University College London, where she has been teaching Hispanic language and literature since 2009. She previously taught Spanish in Malaga, New York, Paris and Birmingham. She co-edited the volume Literatura política y política literaria en España: Del Desastre del 98 a Felipe VI with Guillermo Laín Corona (Peter Lang, 2015) and her work has appeared in journals such as Espéculo, Fahrenheit 452, Alba Magazine and Argus. Her research focuses on four main areas: contemporary Spanish literature, gender and identity, fiction in the digital age and representations of minorities.

About the book

This book explores the different treatment of writing by women and writing by men in twenty-first-century Spain. Focusing on contemporary Spanish authors Ana María Matute (1926–2014), Rosa Montero (1952–), and Lucía Etxebarria (1966–), the author examines how Spanish women writers are marketed in Spain and, in particular, how current marketing strategies reinforce traditional structures of femininity.

Through an analysis of their work and lives in the context of the Franco Regime, the Transition to democracy and contemporary Spain, this book provides an innovative study of the construction of the public personae of these key female writers. As social media and the internet transform authors’ relationship with their readers, the rapidly shifting publishing industry offers an important context for the difficult balance between high levels of reception and visibility and the persistence of traditional gender stereotypes.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Figures

Figure 2.1 Photograph taken for Álex Gil’s interview (2011) with Alberto Olmo in Qué Leer 167. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.2 Antonio Baños’s interview with Boris Izaguirre (2011) is accompanied by this photograph in Qué Leer 168. Photograph: Diana Hernández. Reproduced with permission from Qué Leer.

Figure 2.3 Picture accompanying Antonio Baños’ interview with Maruja Torres (2011) in Qué Leer 164. Photograph: Mario Krmpotic. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.4 Image of Rosa Montero included in Begoña Piña’s interview with her in Qué Leer 164. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.5 Photograph to accompany Inés García-Albi’s interview with Almudena Grandes in Qué Leer 157. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.6 Espido Freire advertising La Semana Gótica [Gothic Week] in El Cultural (2011). Photograph: Alan Cueto for La Semana Gótica Madrid, October 2011. Reproduced with permission from El Cultural.←vii | viii→

Figure 2.7 Photograph accompanying Xavier Armendariz’ interview with Jordi Esteva in Qué Leer 169. Photograph: Xavier Armendariz. Reproduced with permission from Qué Leer.

Figure 2.8 Photograph of Isaac Rosa to illustrate Antonio Lozano’s interview with him in Qué Leer 168. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Details

Pages
XIV, 212
ISBN (PDF)
9781787077904
ISBN (ePUB)
9781787077911
ISBN (MOBI)
9781787077928
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034318655
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Tags
women’s writing public personae feminism memory and digital era
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2019. XIV, 212 pp., 12 fig. col.

Biographical notes

Mazal Oaknín (Author)

Mazal Oaknín completed her MA and PhD in Hispanic Studies at University College London, where she has been teaching Hispanic language and literature since 2009. She previously taught Spanish in Malaga, New York, Paris and Birmingham. She co-edited the volume Literatura política y política literaria en España: Del Desastre del 98 a Felipe VI with Guillermo Laín Corona (Peter Lang, 2015) and her work has appeared in journals such as Espéculo, Fahrenheit 452, Alba Magazine and Argus. Her research focuses on four main areas: contemporary Spanish literature, gender and identity, fiction in the digital age and representations of minorities.

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