Faculty Book: Paul Julian Smith

Paul Julian Smith

Spanish Practices: Literature, Cinema, Television
(Legenda, 2012)

This book is the first to explore the interaction of three media in contemporary Spain. Focusing on some of the best-known and most important books, feature films, and television series in the country (including works by novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina and director Pedro Almodóvar, and the Spanish version of telenovela Ugly Betty), it addresses three pairs of linked issues central to Hispanic studies and beyond: history and memory, authority and society, and genre and transitivity. Drawing on approaches from both the humanities and social sciences, it combines close readings of key texts with the analysis of production processes, media institutions, audiences, and reception, as well as the representation of gender, sexuality, and transnationalism. Much of the material is very recent and thus as yet unstudied. Paul Julian Smith is a distinguished professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures and languages at the GC.

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Submitted on: OCT 12, 2012

Category: Faculty Books | Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures