Imagining the Mexican Revolution: (Sammelband)

Versions and Visions in Literature and Visual Culture


Allgemeine Angaben

Herausgeber

Tilmann Altenberg

Verlag
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Stadt
Newcastle
Publikationsdatum
2013
Auflage
1
Weiterführender Link
http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Imagining-the-Mexican-Revolution--Versions-and-Visions-in-Literature-and-Visual-Culture1-4438-5316-X.htm
ISBN
978-1-4438-5316-3 ( im KVK suchen )
Thematik nach Sprachen
Spanisch
Disziplin(en)
Geschichte, Medien-/Kulturwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft
Schlagwörter
Film, Literatur, Revolution, Mexiko

Exposé

The 14 chapters of this book explore how the Mexican Revolution of 1910 has been imagined, adapted, manipulated and fictionalized in the one hundred years since its inception. The materials studied range from early films and political cartoons to novels, autobiographical writing, placards, muralist painting and Hollywood biopics. As the authors study these cultural artefacts from different angles, the historical referent comes in and out of focus, whilst a strong sense of the Mexican Revolution as myth emerges, a myth that shapes our idea of the revolution, its protagonists and its national legacy. It is a myth that involves the legendary leaders Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata, but also the ordinary people of the time—female and male, local and foreign, peasants, those otherwise on the margins, even tourist onlookers. Part I of this book focuses on narrative texts, the written stories of the Mexican Revolution which offer a spectrum of plots and characters that have shaped the linguistic formation of the revolution; Part II explores how throughout the twentieth century visual culture has appropriated the Mexican Revolution to create stunning graphic images and, at the same time, shaped the look of it in our mind’s eye.


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Ersteller des Eintrags
Tilmann Altenberg
Erstellungsdatum
Montag, 25. November 2013, 15:49 Uhr
Letzte Änderung
Montag, 25. November 2013, 15:49 Uhr