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Science, Technology, and Latin American Narrative in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

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Publisher : Lehigh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0934223610
Pages : 139 pages
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Download Science, Technology, and Latin American Narrative in the Twentieth Century and Beyond PDF Full Free by Jerry Hoeg and published by Lehigh University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book seeks to elucidate both the historical and the present responses of a technologically dependent culture to the discourse of science and technology, as these responses are represented in its literature. Additionally, the book endeavors to analyze the mutual influences of science, technology, and literature in order to ascertain the degree to which literature does serve, and might serve, to transform the roles of technology in Latin American society."--BOOK JACKET.


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Latin American Science Fiction Writers

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313305536
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Latin American Science Fiction Writers PDF Full Free by Darrell B. Lockhart and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents profiles of seventy authors, each one with a biography, a discussion of the author's work, and primary and secondary bibliographical sources.


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Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317548973
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America PDF Full Free by Matthew Bush and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-16 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grappling with the contemporary Latin American literary climate and its relationship to the pervasive technologies that shape global society, this book visits Latin American literature, technology, and digital culture from the post-boom era to the present day. The volume examines literature in dialogue with the newest media, including videogames, blogs, electronic literature, and social networking sites, as well as older forms of technology, such as film, photography, television, and music. Together, the essays interrogate how the global networked subject has affected local political and cultural concerns in Latin America. They show that this subject reflects an affective mode of knowledge that can transform the way scholars understand the effects of reading and spectatorship on the production of political communities. The collection thus addresses a series of issues crucial to current and future discussions of literature and culture in Latin America: how literary, visual, and digital artists make technology a formal element of their work; how technology, from photographs to blogs, is represented in text, and the ramifications of that presence; how new media alters the material circulation of culture in Latin America; how readership changes in a globalized electronic landscape; and how critical approaches to the convergences, boundaries, and protocols of new media might transform our understanding of the literature and culture produced or received in Latin America today and in the future.


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The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780231501699
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 PDF Full Free by Raymond L. Williams and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2007-09-21 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.


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Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781781387016
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature PDF Full Free by Claire Taylor and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of critical essays investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, including blogs and hypertext narratives, collective novels and e-mags, digital art and short Net-films. Highly innovative in its conception, this book provides the first sustained academic focus on this area of cultural production, and investigates the ways in which cyberliterature and cyberculture in the broadest sense are providing new configurations of subjects, narrative voices, and even political agency, for Latin Americans. The volume is divided into two main sections. The first comprises eight chapters on the broad area of cyberculture and identity formation/preservation including the development of different types of cybercommunities in Latin America. While many of the chapters applaud the creative potential of these new virtual communities, identities and cultural products to create networks across boundaries and offer new contestatory strategies, they also consider whether such phenomena may risk reinforcing existing social inequalities or perpetuate conservatism. The second section comprises six chapters and an afterword that deal with the nature of cyberliterature in all its many forms, from the (cyber)cultural legacies of writers such as Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, to traditional print literature from the region that reflects on the subject of new technology, to weblogs and hypertext and hypermedia fiction proper.


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The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810870215
Pages : 464 pages
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Download The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater PDF Full Free by Fran Mason and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-23 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postmodernist literature embraces a wide range of forms and perspectives, including texts that are primarily self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid forms to create textual realities that either run in opposition to or in parallel with an external reality; fabulations that develop both of these strategies; texts that ironize their relationship to reality; works that use the aspects already noted to more fully engage with political or cultural realities; texts that deal with history as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even within the variety already explored. For example, in fiction, a postmodernist novel might tell a story about a writer struggling with writing (only, perhaps, to find that he is a character in a book by another writer struggling to write a book). The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century operates.


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Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781442276208
Pages : 586 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater PDF Full Free by Fran Mason and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-12-12 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.


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Medicine, Power, and the Authoritarian Regime in Hispanic Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000533323
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Medicine, Power, and the Authoritarian Regime in Hispanic Literature PDF Full Free by Oscar A. Pérez and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-31 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a substantial examination of how contemporary authors deal with the complex legacies of authoritarian regimes in various Spanish-speaking countries. It does so by focusing on works that explore an under-studied aspect: the reliance of authoritarian power on medical notions for political purposes. From the Porfirian regime in Mexico to Castro’s Cuba, this book describes how such regimes have sought to seize medical knowledge to support propagandistic ideas and marginalize their opponents in ways that transcend specific pathologies, political ideologies, and geographical and temporal boundaries. Medicine, Power, and the Authoritarian Regime in Hispanic Literature brings together the work of literary scholars, cultural critics, and historians of medicine, arguing that contemporary authors have actively challenged authoritarian narratives of medicine and disease. In doing so, they continue to re-examine the place of these regimes in the collective memory of Latin America and Spain.


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Science, Literature, and Film in the Hispanic World

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230601963
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Science, Literature, and Film in the Hispanic World PDF Full Free by J. Hoeg and published by Springer. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Driven by such diverse advances as the Human Genome Project and the explosion of the World Wide Web, and also by the threat of human-inspired disasters such as global warming, the field of science and literature studies is currently undergoing an unprecedented expansion. The relations between science and literature have been and continue to be central to understanding Hispanic civilization and culture. In spite of this, Science, Literature, and Film in the Spanish-Speaking World is the first and only book to treat this new and dynamic field from an Hispanic perspective. This unique volume opens the door to an entirely new focus in the study of Hispanic literature and culture.


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World Literature in Spanish: G-Q

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313337703
Pages : 1294 pages
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Download World Literature in Spanish: G-Q PDF Full Free by and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 1294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Describes the growing diversity within national borders, the increasing interdependence among nations, and the myriad impacts of Spanish literature across the globe.


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Cyborgs in Latin America

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ISBN 10 : 9780230109773
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Cyborgs in Latin America PDF Full Free by J. Brown and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-08-18 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org . Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.


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World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313080838
Pages : 1294 pages
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Download World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] PDF Full Free by Maureen Ihrie and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 1294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date


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Interface between Literature and Science

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443877756
Pages : 210 pages
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Download Interface between Literature and Science PDF Full Free by Victoria Carpenter and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-05-13 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The boundaries of science and literature are permeable; they are continuously crossed and illuminated by a variety of narrative forms and their interpretations. Changes in our perception of the world are informed in equal measure by scientific and humanistic disciplines. This volume treats both literary and scientific texts as products of the human mind, therefore abiding by all the rules it creates, scientific and humanistic alike. The volume does not propose to replace all literary or discourse analysis with a cross-disciplinary science-based approach, but, rather, uses this theoretical stance when more conventional means fail to explain (or even explore) the intricacies of a text. It argues that scientific discourse can also be analysed through the prism of literary theories, since all texts are governed in varying measure by the unity of contexts that characterize their nature, the process of their creation, and their place in the cognitive realm of humanity. This approach will allow the nature and limitations of scientific research to be questioned, while opening up more venues to explore scientific creativity that crosses the subject boundaries of science and humanities. Latin American literature offers many examples of the interconnection between literary and scientific discourse. Notwithstanding the often explored relationship between Jorge Luis Borges’s literary themes and contemporary scientific discoveries, a more general question should be asked: is the influence of scientific thought a privilege of the select few or is it indeed an all-pervading experience in Latin American literary narrative from late modernism to present day? This book explores the texts that overtly incorporate scientific content or are structured in such a way that immediately reminds the reader of a scientific phenomenon; it will also examine the texts that are presented in such a way that a conventional literary analysis does not help penetrate the many narrative layers that the text comprises. The volume offers cross-disciplinary readings of such authors as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Ernesto Sábato and Gustavo Sainz, to name but a few.


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Narrative Mutations

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135875640
Pages : 229 pages
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Download Narrative Mutations PDF Full Free by Rudyard Alcocer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-08-16 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence of this concept in Caribbean literature informs not only discourses on race, ethnicity, and sexuality, but also conceptions of personal and regional identity in a postcolonial societies once dominated by slavery and the plantation. In this book, Rudyard Alcocer offers a theory of Caribbean narrative, accounting for the complex interactions between scientific and literary discourses while expanding the horizons of narrative studies in general. Covering works from Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea through contemporary fiction from the Hispanic Caribbean, Narrative Mutations analyzes the processes and concepts associated with heredity in exploring what it means to be "Caribbean."


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The Woman in Latin American and Spanish Literature

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9780786490813
Pages : 242 pages
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Download The Woman in Latin American and Spanish Literature PDF Full Free by Eva Paulino Bueno and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-04-19 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Noted scholars of Latin American and Spanish literature here explore the literary history of Latin America through the representation of iconic female characters. Focusing both on canonical novels and on works virtually unknown outside their original countries, the essays discuss the important ways in which these characters represent nature, history, race and sex, the effects of globalization, and the unknowable “other.” They examine how both male and female writers portray Latin American women, reinterpreting the dynamics between the genders across boundaries and historical periods. Drawing on recent theories in literary criticism, gender, and Latin American studies, these essays illuminate the women characters as conduits for the appreciation of their countries and cultures.


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Test Tube Envy

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Publisher : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0838756131
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Test Tube Envy PDF Full Free by J. Andrew Brown and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The scientific disciplines considered range from nineteenth-century phrenology and ethnography to twentieth-century chemistry, quantum mechanics, cybernetics, and chaos theory. In so doing, Brown critically engages the work of Foucault and other social and philosophical theorists as he examines the ways in which scientific prestige is manufactured and appropriated on the literary stage."--Jacket.


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Modernity and Epistemology in Nineteenth-Century Spain

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781498545273
Pages : 242 pages
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Download Modernity and Epistemology in Nineteenth-Century Spain PDF Full Free by Ryan A. Davis and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-14 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fraught tension between science and religion has loomed large in scholarship about the nineteenth century in Spain, especially given the prominence of the Catholic Church and the discoveries made by Wallace and Darwin. The struggle for epistemological superiority between these two discourses (science and religion) has served to overshadow certain corners of the cultural landscape that, though prominent sites of intellectual exploration in their day, have received comparatively less scholarly attention until recently. Fringe Discourses brings together a group of essays that seeks to restore a sense of the epistemological richness of nineteenth-century Spain. By exploring the relationship between epistemology, modernity, and subjectivity, these essays recover significant efforts by Spanish authors and intellectuals to explain human nature and their world, which seemed to be changing so radically before their eyes. In doing so the essays also reveal just how elastic the relationship was between science and pseudoscience, genius and quackery. Offering a veritable Wunderkammer, the authors collected here train their sights both on curious fields of study (from pogonolgy, the science of beards, to Spiritualism) and curiouser people (from a government spy on undercover assignment in Morocco dressed as a Moorish prince to a hypnotic huckster who dupes the queen regent). With other authors focusing on science fiction dystopias, mystical journeys, and anatomical symbology, Fringe Discourses reveals the Spanish nineteenth century for the intellectual Wild West it was.