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Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-siècle Spanish Literature and Culture

Edited by Jennifer Smith, Lisa Nalbone

© 2017 – Routledge

214 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This volume focuses on intersections of race, class, gender, and nation in the formation of the fin-de-siècle Spanish and Spanish colonial subject. Despite the wealth of research produced on gender, social class, race, and national identity few studies have focused on how these categories interacted, frequently operating simultaneously to reveal contexts in which dominated groups were dominating and vice versa. Such revelations call into question metanarratives about the exploitation of one group by another and bring to light interlocking systems of identity formation, and consequently oppression, that are difficult to disentangle. The authors included here study this dynamic in a variety of genres and venues, namely the essay, the novel, the short story, theater, and zarzuelas. These essays cover canonical authors such as Benito Pérez Galdós and Emilia Pardo Bazán, and understudied female authors such as Rosario de Acuña and Belén Sárraga. The authors included here study this dynamic in a variety of genres and venues, namely the essay, the novel, the short story, theater, and zarzuelas. The volume builds on recent scholarship on race, class, gender, and nation by focusing specifically on the intersections of these categories, and by studying this dynamic in popular culture, visual culture, and in the works of both canonical and lesser-known authors.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-Siècle Spain

Jennifer Smith and Lisa Nalbone

PART I TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

1. Challenging Pasts, Exploring Futures: "Race," Gender, and Class in the Fin-de-siècle Essays of Rosario de Acuña, Concepción Gimeno de Flaquer, and Belén Sárraga

Christine Arkinstall

2. Domesticating Cuba: Romantic Liaisons and Imperial Powerin Spanish Zarzuela

Mar Soria

3. Racism in "Yankilandia": Emilia Pardo Bazán and the Global Color Line

Christy Presson Shaughnessy

PART II RACIAL RECUPERATION AND RACIAL OTHERNESS

4. Racial Identity, Social Critique, and Class Dynamics in Pardo Bazán’s Una prueba-La Cristiana and El becerro de metal

Maryellen Bieder

5. Good and Bad Fusion in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s El becerro de metal (1906)

Margot Versteeg

6. "Playing Japanese" in Fin-de-siècle Zarzuela

David R. George, Jr.

PART III. SPANISH NATIONAL IDENTITIES

7. The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Nation in Galdós’s Early Historical Fiction

Toni Dorca

8. Realism, Fantasy, and the Gendered Trope of Colonial Relations in Galdós’s Fiction

Mary Coffey

9. Rewriting Carmen in Pardo Bazán’s Insolación: Subversions of "Race," Gender, and Class

Carmen Pereira-Muro, Translation by Holly Villines

About the Editors

Jennifer Smith is Associate Professor of Spanish at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA.

Lisa Nalbone is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Central Florida, USA.

About the Series

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies presents innovative studies that seek to understand how the cultural production of the Hispanic world is generated, disseminated, and consumed. Ranging from the Spanish Middle Ages to modern Spain and Latin America, this series offers a forum for various critical and disciplinary approaches to cultural texts, including literature and other artifacts of Hispanic culture. Queries and proposals for single author volumes and collections of original essays are welcome.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004280
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
LIT024050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century
SOC031000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC050000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes