Lesbian Realities/lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain

Lesbian Realities/lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain

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Edited by Nancy Vosburg, Edited by Jacky Collins, Contributions by Encarnacion Hidalgo-Tenorio, Contributions by Yolanda Sanchez Paz, Contributions by Jill Robbins, Contributions by Marta Rodriguez

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  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 282 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 229mm x 25mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 18 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cranbury
  • ISBN 10: 1611480205
  • ISBN 13: 9781611480207

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Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain, edited by Nancy Vosburg and Jacky Collins, focuses exclusively on manifestations of lesbian cultures and identities in contemporary Spain. Bringing together key essays from a range of international scholars, this anthology of critical essays examines the changing cultural, sociological and political landscape of Spain at the turn of the millennium. Divided into two sections, the first contributions focus on the realities of lesbian lives and looks at how Spanish lesbian identities are constructed through language and the media. The essays in the second section analyze contemporary lesbian identities as manifested in novels and short stories published since the late 1980s by authors such as Carme Riera, Lola van Guardia, Flavia Company and Mabel Galan. The aim of this volume is to provide a significant and coherent contribution in English to the body of knowledge within an evolving subject area that has remained relatively under-researched until recently. Throughout the anthology, the visibility of the lesbian subject in Spain, either within the media, literature, the Parliament, and even within the gay book-publishing industry, emerges as a key concept for analyzing the status of lesbians in Spanish society. All essays in our volume are original, previously unpublished works written specifically for this volume by contributors who have been involved in researching or developing lesbian cultures in Spain. Lesbian Realities/Fictions in Contemporary Spain brings knowledge into the public domain that hitherto has remained hidden, and provides access to an audience interested in social and cultural change in Spain and yet who are unable to access material in Spanish. It is a particularly invaluable resource for teachers and students of Spanish cultural studies, global sexuality, and gender studies.

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Nancy Vosburg is professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Jacky Collins is senior lecturer in Spanish Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Representation and the Politics of Visibility Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Transitions and Representations of Lesbianism in the Spanish Media Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Living Out/Off Cueca Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Politics and Language: The Representation of Some "Others" in the Spanish Parliament Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Lesbian Literary Identities in the Chueca Book Business Part 8 Part II Chapter 9 Chapter 6: "Sisters are Doing It for Themselves": Lesbian Identities in Contemporary Spanisih Literature Chapter 10 Chapter 7: "All L Breaks Loose": Lola Van Guardia's Lesbian Trilogy Chapter 11 Chapter 8: The Aesthetics of Murder in Carme Riera's "Gloria": Writing Sexually Subversive Violence Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Flavia Company: From Lesbian Passion to Gender Trouble