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Ghosts of the Revolution in Mexican Literature and Visual Culture

Revisitations in Modern and Contemporary Creative Media


Edited By Erica Segre

The official centenary commemorating the Mexican Revolution of 1910 provided scholars with an opportunity to consider memorialization and its legacies and ‘afterimages’ in the twentieth century through to the present time. This collection of new essays, commissioned from experts based in Mexico, Europe and the United States, plays on the interrelated notions of ‘revisitation’, haunting, residual traces and valediction to interrogate the Revolution’s multiple appearances, reckonings and reconfigurations in art, photography, film, narrative fiction, periodicals, travel-testimonies and poetry, examining key constituencies of creative media in Mexico that have been involved in historicizing, contesting or evading the mixed legacies of the Revolution. The interplay of themes, practices and contexts across the chapters (ranging from the 1920s through to the present day) draws on interdisciplinary thinking as well as new findings, framing the volume’s discourse with a deliberately multi-dimensional approach to an often homogenized topic. The contributors’ scholarly referencing of artists, novelists, poets, photographers, foreign correspondents, critics, filmmakers and curators is detailed and wide-ranging, creating new juxtapositions that include some rarely studied material.

BIC Classifications

  • The arts (A)
    • History of art / art & design styles (AC)
    • Photography & photographs (AJ)
    • Film, TV & radio (AP)
      • Films, cinema (APF)
  • Literature & literary studies (D)
    • Classical texts (DB)

BISAC Classifications

  • Art (ART)
    • ART / History / General (ART015000)
    • ART / Techniques / General (ART028000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese (LIT004280)
  • Performing Arts (PER)
    • Film & Video (PER004)
      • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General (PER004000)

THEMA Classifications

  • The Arts (A)
    • Fine arts: treatments & subjects (AG)
      • History of art (AGA)
    • Photography & photographs (AJ)
    • Performing arts (AT)
      • Films, cinema (ATF)
  • Biography, Literature & Literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Regional studies (GTM)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JB)
  • Children’s, Teenage & Educational (Y)
    • Educational material (YP)
      • Educational: Arts, general (YPA)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • The Americas (1K)
  • Language qualifiers (2)
    • Indo-European languages (2A)
      • Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages (2AD)
        • Spanish (2ADS)
          • Latin-American Spanish (2ADSL)