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Socio-critical Aspects in Latin American Cinema(s)

Themes – Countries – Directors – Reviews


Edited By Isabel Maurer Queipo

This anthology provides an insight into Latin American sociocultural life and history as expressed by the medium of film. After an overview about the Socio-political Cinema in Latin America, the subsequent articles spotlight socio-historical and cinematic topics such as Film and History, Guerilla Filmmaking and Indigenous Cinema. The following essays aim at presenting paradigmatically selected nations with their rich and turbulent histories and at providing the opportunity for more detailed discussion of some of the fascinating Latin American film-makers. Finally, various reviews of mainly contemporary films focusing on socio-critical aspects complete this volume.


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Editor: Isabel Maurer Queipo is assistant professor of French, Spanish and Latin Ame- rican Literature, Culture and Media Studies at the University in Siegen (Ger- many). After her doctoral thesis about Pedro Almodóvar she has worked about surrealism and intermediality in Europe and Latin America. Currently she is pre- paring a postdoctoral lecture qualification about the relation between dreams/nightmares and the different arts and media. Contributors: Lena Butz is a PhD student at the University of Siegen (Germany) where she completed her Masters in Literature, Culture and Media Studies and published on film and surrealism. She works at film festivals and at a documentary film production and is currently writing her thesis on Lady Gaga’s representation of identity in music videos. Claudia Cabezón Doty is a Lecturer in Latin American and Translation Studies at the Institute for Translation and Interpreting of Heidelberg University. Her main area of expertise is Latin American Literature and Cinema, with focus on Comparative Literature and Adaptation's History and Theory. She is the author of Literatur und Film Lateinamerikas im intermedialen Dialog (2000) and many articles about the relationship between Latin American literature, film, and tele- vision. She is currently working on a book about the History of Literary Adapta- tion. Maribel Cedeño Rojas holds a PhD in Audiovisual Translation and Hispanic studies from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany). Her re- search and teaching activities focus on Literature and Audiovisual Translation, Spanish language and Cinema in Latin America. Claudio Cifuentes-Aldunate is Associated Professor...

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