Ideology, Politics and Demands in Spanish Language, Literature and Film
Editor: Teresa Fernández Ulloa
Date Of Publication: Jun 2012
This book comprises various chapters which explore a variety of topics related to the manner in which ideological and epistemological changes in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries shaped the Spanish language, literature, and film, among other forms of expression, in both Spain and Latin America, and how these media served the purpose of spreading ideas and demands. There are articles on ideological representations of linguistic differences and sameness; linguistic changes associated with loan words and the ideas they bring in modifying our communicative landscape; the role of the Catholic religion on the construction of our dictionary; analysis of some political discourses, ideologies and social imaginaries; new visions of old literature (a return to the parody in the Middle Ages to analyze its moderness) and postmodern narrative; discussions on contemporary Spanish poetry and Central American literature; a new return to the liberation philosophy by analyzing Ellacuría´s work; and several studies about concepts such as capitalism, patriarchy, identity, masculinity, homosexuality, globalization, and the Resistence in several forms of expression.
Teresa Fernández Ulloa holds a PhD in Hispanic Philology, with a focus on language and linguistics, and a specialization on sociolinguistics, from the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She is an Associate Professor at the California State University, Bakersfield, and also teaches some courses at the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain. In Bilbao, Spain, she owns a publishing house, Ediciones Gamuza Azul. Her areas of research are sociolinguistics, focusing on languages in contact and discourse analysis, and methodology for teaching Spanish as a first/second/foreign language. Some of her recent publications include: “Rasgos acústicos de la prosodia acentual del español” (2006), La educación plurilingüe en España y América (2005), “Media Literacy in Language Learning: Using Films in the Spanish Classes” (2008), “Lost in translation: la educación bilingüe en los Estados Unidos” (2008), and Claves y análisis del discurso político en el País Vasco (2009).
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