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Feminism, Writing and the Media in Spain

Ana María Matute, Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria

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Mazal Oaknín

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.

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Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas 5, 65, 100–104, 109, 165–166

Anglo-American feminism 12–15, 31, 37–8, 142

audience 10, 24, 35–6, 47, 62, 66–7, 74–5, 85, 95, 98, 101, 107, 114–15, 161

Barthes, Roland 30, 56–8

Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes 109, 117, 161, 165–169

Blanco y Negro 67–8

blog 5, 66, 110, 114–15

book cover 5, 82, 111

celebrity 8, 79–80, 82, 105–8, 116–8, 159, 178

censorship 2, 63, 89, 99, 126, 130

children’s writer 64–66, 72–77, 84, 134–135

Civil War 6, 21, 75, 132, 135

conglomerates 43, 65, 86, 90, 99, 108–9, 118

Cosmofobia 24, 109, 165

Crónica del desamor 3, 63–64, 83–89, 95, 104, 109, 147

de Beauvoir, Simone 11–12, 72, 121–2, 131

democracy 3, 65–6, 83, 88, 91, 101, 176

Derrida, Jacques: 13

double bind 11, 13–27, 74, 94, 98, 119, 156, 171, 174, 178

El amor de mi vida 122, 140, 146, 152

El club de las malas madres 157

El Cultural 52–3

El Mundo 22, 25, 35, 108, 115, 128, 148, 157

El País 4, 32, 34, 67, 71–7, 82, 86–8, 91–2, 99, 104–5, 107–10, 119, 140–1, 148, 178

encoding-decoding 9, 62

Encuentros digitales 35

Espido Freire, Laura 20–1, 35, 52–3, 57–8, 95, 108, 155–6

Esteva, Jordi 54

female perspective 3, 23, 104, 150

femininity 13, 15, 25, 27–8, 32–3, 36, 52, 78, 124, 136–9, 156–7

feminism 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 26, 62, 66, 121, 122, 157, 164, 175

feminist theory 12, 122, 142

Feria del Libro 65, 73–4, 87, 95

Franco, Francisco 3, 5, 10, 42, 62, 61–3, 68, 72, 80–1, 85–6, 89, 100, 102, 119, 122, 130, 136, 140, 145, 171, 174–5, 178

Freixas, Laura 5–7, 21, 25–6, 30–33, 38, 42–3, 64, 90, 93, 98, 119, 127, 155, 170, 174

gender 1–9, 13–28, 31–43, 58–61, 71, 74, 77, 92, 102–104, 115–119, 121–128, 132–133, 137–157, 162, 168, 171, 173–179

gender difference 19, 23, 33, 124, 130, 140, 144, 155, 157, 174, 177

Generation X 4, 20, 41, 101–2, 109

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar 3, 7, 13, 71, 164, 174

globalization 5, 64, 93207 | 208

Grandes, Almudena 18–22, 27, 47, 51, 55, 74, 107, 155–6

gynocentrism 12–13, 20

Hall, Stuart 9–10, 61–2, 66, 85, 100, 114

Henseler, Christine 5–9, 18, 24, 33, 41, 57, 63–65, 81, 90, 101–102, 105, 117, 139, 141, 155, 159–161, 171

Hispanic Studies 10

Historia del rey transparente 94

history 7, 11–12, 15, 17, 21, 26, 73, 76, 126, 133, 141, 147, 150, 159, 170, 173

iconography 28, 33, 40, 56–8, 79, 81, 94

internet 8–9, 20, 61–2, 118, 174

Irlanda 34

Izaguirre, Boris 46–7

Kristeva, Julia 7, 14–5, 43, 138

La Eva futura/La letra futura 122, 157–60, 164–5

La hija del caníbal 65, 86–87, 89–90, 95, 100

La loca de la casa 94, 96, 122, 142, 150

Labanyi, Jo 4

Lágrimas en la lluvia 138

literary awards 31, 70, 73, 135

literary criticism 7, 13, 17, 31–2, 33, 36–7, 56, 71, 129, 149, 156, 161, 171, 177

literary market 7, 9, 30, 33–4, 41, 57, 61, 63, 65–78, 81–119, 121, 153–6, 160, 173, 176–7

literary themes 164–5

Literatura y Mujeres 7, 30

Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso 58, 109–110, 165, 167

Loriga, Ray 101–5, 113, 118

Mañas, José Ángel 101–5, 117

matrilineal literary history 2, 173

media 9, 17–18, 32, 41–47, 62, 64, 67, 70, 78, 83, 85–86, 90–98, 104–119, 142, 160

mediatization 63–4, 100, 105

memory 1–7, 132, 139, 159, 173

modernity 84

Moi, Toril 5–6, 11, 13–16

Moran, Joe 8, 33–4, 43–4, 106–7, 108, 114, 116

mother 3, 26–7, 37, 79–80, 85, 129–30, 139, 150, 154, 157–8, 164, 166–7, 175

motherhood 3, 17, 84, 154

Nosotras que no somos como las demás 109, 115, 165–7

Olmos, Alberto 46

Olvidado rey Gudú 67, 81–2

plagiarism 72, 115, 159

Planeta prize 2, 4, 24, 30, 34–5, 47, 68–70, 73, 78, 84, 90, 95, 102, 107–8, 135

Posadas, Carmen 22, 140, 149

postwar 2, 75, 126–9, 131

prejudice 22, 29, 31, 59, 130, 144–5, 149, 152, 155, 171, 175

Premio Nadal 3, 66, 68–9, 73–5, 78, 101, 118, 126–7, 135, 169–70

Premio primavera de novela 4, 85, 94

Primera memoria 2, 74, 126

private life 13, 15, 75–6, 79, 81–2, 85, 98, 106–7, 117, 119, 141, 159, 178

promotion 110

star-author 8, 106, 114, 116

public appearance 9, 59, 61, 102, 105, 118–19, 176–7

public persona 5, 7, 9, 10, 45, 61–2, 119, 138, 159, 173, 176–7208 | 209

public reception 8, 29, 67, 69, 75, 79, 81–2, 91

publishing industry 2, 7–8, 18, 42, 63–4, 81–2, 91, 93, 95, 99, 102, 110–11, 119, 178

Qué Leer 7, 19, 30, 44–59, 163

Rojek, Chris 80, 83, 105–6, 118

Rosa, Isaac 55

Royal Academy 3, 10, 38, 64–6, 76–8, 81–2, 130, 134, 136–7, 174, 177

Sanz, Marta 18, 29–30, 36, 133, 151, 155

Sección Femenina de la Falange Española 23, 136–7, 164

Senís Fernández, Juan 159–60, 166, 168

sexual difference 24, 101, 156, 160

Showalter, Elaine 8, 12–13, 20, 23, 26–7, 163

Sontag, Susan 44–5

Spanish cultural establishment 3, 4, 75–6

Spanish literary arena 174

stereotypes 9, 3, 15, 62, 103, 151–2, 157, 167, 173–9

Torres, Maruja 7, 20, 48

Transition, the 3, 5, 9, 19, 62, 83–9, 103, 144, 169–170, 174, 176

Tsuchiya, Akiko 41, 96–7, 102–3

websites 4, 6, 44, 86, 95, 103, 115

women’s literature 14, 18–19, 25–26, 37, 43, 71, 121–122, 142, 159

women’s writing 2, 5, 9, 10–40, 43, 47, 54–62, 71, 74, 80–93, 97, 124–144, 155–179

Ya no sufro por amor 114, 157←209 | 210→