42 Works

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: figuraciones del mecenazgo y la autoría

Beatriz Colombi
The readings of the work dedicated by Sor Juana to her patron, the Countess de Paredes, have followed different paths: between literature and life, rhetoric of courteous love and feminine friendship, poetic and politics, Sapphic, Neoplatonic or Petrarchan tradition. This work focuses on the exchange of representations between the poet and her patron and proposes that in this dialogue of figurations new feminine agencies arise in the XVII century, from an orbital place with respect...

¿Volver a empezar? Viejos y nuevos documentos alrededor de Sor Juana

Sara Poot Herrera
Recently discovered documents dating back to the time of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz call for a reappraisal of the Novo-Hispanic poet’s biography. While perusing documents related to her family, her court life, and her conventual destiny, we perceive the contours of a “novel” portrait of her person in her own lifetime. We already have what we could call “data”, pointing to an integral and multifaceted biography: Sor Juana the thinker, the intellectual, the...

Género y sexualidad en la literatura mexicana del siglo XXI

Oswaldo Estrada, Oswaldo Estrada, Ana Clavel, Adriana González Mateos, Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker, Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, Tamara R. Williams, Alejandra Márquez, Christian Grünnagel, Anca Koczkas, Adrienne Erazo, Etna Ávalos, Carmen Patricia Tovar, Vinodh Venkatesh, Juliana Zabala, Alejandro Arteaga Martínez, Ellynn Loftus & Ignacio Corona
En las primeras dos décadas del siglo XXI, los estudios en torno al género y la sexualidad han proliferado de manera notable en toda América Latina. En el caso específico de México, grandes aportes han surgido en los últimos quince años y en diversas disciplinas con respecto al estudio de la sexualidad, la orientación sexual, la elección de género y las políticas sexuales con respecto a una multiplicidad de comportamientos que se salen de la...

Intercultural Education and the Realization of Intercultural Capital in Mexico

Andreas Pöllmann
Contrary to what the seductive marketing power of neoliberal “free”-trade ideology and its more or less explicit postulation of homo interculturalis might suggest, the multi-dimensional realization of intercultural capital cannot simply be taken for granted, but needs to be subjected to critical empirically grounded scrutiny. Drawing on the findings of three recent research projects, the present article explores the prospects and limitations of intercultural capital realization in contemporary Mexico – at nearly two and a...

Editorial. La experiencia judía en México: apuntes introductorios

Jacobo Sefamí & Matthias Lehmann

"Plus ultra! ¡Más Mundos hay!" – Discurso criollo y autoría implícita en las loas sacramentales de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Jutta Weiser
The present article analyses Sor Juana’s metatheatrality and self-fashioning in the loas that precede the autos sacramentales El Mártir del Sacramento, San Hermenegildo and El Divino Narciso, starting from the hypothesis that Sor Juana uses authorial figures to highlight her authority as Creole writer and educated woman in the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Interpreted from the angle of the Creole consciousness, the implied author positions herself between the new and the old world, knowing both...

Prácticas literarias de pertenencia: identificación y diferenciación cultural en la loa del Divino Narciso de Juana Inés de la Cruz

Claudia Jünke
The article investigates the transcultural exchanges and the traces of a creole consciousness in the loa of the auto sacramental El Divino Narciso by Juana Inés de la Cruz. Our reading of this allegorical play takes the concept of belonging as a tool for the analysis of the multifaceted dynamics of cultural identification and differentiation that are deployed in this literary text from the Mexican colonial baroque of the 17th century. We will focus on...

Discapacidad y construcciones de género en Después del invierno de Guadalupe Nettel

Etna Ávalos
In Guadalupe Nettel’s narratives, the representation of disability deconstructs various Latin American paradigms of 'normalcy', within a global context. Drawing primarily from her novel, Después del invierno (2014), this study focuses on the processes that confront the restrictive and oppressive notions of 'the feminine' and 'the masculine'. Following theoretical postulates that define disability as a social construction, as well as contemporary theories on gender and masculinities, this essay seeks to uncover the ways in which...

Perspectivas interculturales en la relación México – Alemania: Un acercamiento a la colaboración en el sector automotriz

Yolanda López García & Theresa Endres
México y Alemania son socios estratégicos en diversas áreas, y el año 2016-2017 es el "Año Dual" entre estos países que históricamente han fomentado una relación cercana de cooperación tanto económica, social y cultural. Especialmente el sector automotriz es un ámbito económico de crucial importancia en esta relación, que ha presentado una apertura y diversificación a las relaciones comerciales internacionales mexicanas, más allá de la destinada a los socios miembros del Tratado de Libre Comercio...

La intervención social desde un enfoque relacional

Joaquín Castillo de Mesa
En el presente artículo se examinan posibilidades de organizar redes interorganizacionales para mejorar los servicios públicos en torno a asuntos clave de desarrollo del capital social y económico. Partiendo de las ideas expuestas en El inalcanzable desarrollo regional y sustenable en México de Merchand Rojas (2014), se propone transferir para el avance del capital social y económico mexicano los resultados de un análisis de un proyecto español dedicado a la gestión de las políticas sociales...

Guillén de Lamport. Su relación y apoyo a los judaizantes en el siglo XVII en la Nueva España

Alicia Gojman de Backal
This article aims to give an overview of the life of an Irish accused by the Court of the Inquisition in Mexico, in the seventeenth century, considered a heretic and a rebel seeking independence from New Spain. His captivity for 17 years, from 1642 until his death in 1659, made his prison known to the Viceroy and the King in Spain. In it he found the Judaizers who had arrived in that city from Portugal...

Breve mirada al negocio de las telecomunicaciones en México

Tanius Karam Cárdenas
En este trabajo queremos poner un énfasis en la parte de la industria mediática y de negocios en cuanto los retos de la comercialización dentro de las telecomunicaciones. Presentamos también un acercamiento a las cuestiones culturales y políticas en materia de telecomunicaciones, las cuales han sido el fruto central de nuestro trabajo y reflexión, pero reconocemos es imposible hoy día conocer qué pasa con las industrias de los medios, los contenidos y las audiencias, si...

Nasty Women: The Politics of Female Identity in Antonio Ortuño’s La fila india

Adrienne Erazo
Provoked by the outbreak of femicides in Ciudad Juárez in the 1990s, a wave of socially critical narrative has circulated in Mexico since the turn of the twenty-first century. Taking into account this broader corpus of literature, the article contextualizes Antonio Ortuño’s 2014 novel La fila india within a unique sector of this critical narrative, which highlights the interaction of gender violence and migration. The violent novel exposes an expansive social hierarchy that has developed...

"Todo lo perdido regresa travestido": los anexos de La sodomía en la Nueva España de Luis Felipe Fabre

Tamara R. Williams
¿How does one re-member the histories of those whose sex has been denied by History, or, in the words of Judith Butler, "the sex that cannot be thought, a linguistic absence and opacity" (Butler 1999: 13)? This essay explores this question in the two poems annexed to “El retablo de sodomitas novohispanos” and incorporated into La sodomía en la Nueva España (2010) by the Mexican poet, Luis Felipe Fabre: 'Villancicos del Sto. Niño de las...

Procesos micro-económicos en el negocio de la intermediación financiera (1928-1956). Narrativas de integración al entorno nacional de un inmigrante judío sirio

Liz Hamui Sutton
This article aims to build the biographical narrative of Aslan, a Jew from Aleppo origin, who immigrated to Mexico at the beginning of the 20th Century. In this story, personal, family, community, local and national aspects converge, whose organizing axis is the economic itinerary in the context of the growth of the urban capitalism in Mexico City. It seeks to characterize the ethos of the life world of Aslán, that is, that cultural nucleus that...

Límites del deseo: incesto y familia en El lenguaje de las orquídeas de Adriana González Mateos

Anca Koczkas
This article employs Igor Primoratz’s ethics of sexuality to analyze the incestuous relationship between a thirteen year old girl and her uncle in the novel El lenguaje the las orquídeas (2007), by Adriana González Mateos. My critical inquiry starts with a basic question: What hides behind the multiple ways in which incest is represented here? The obvious answer would be: the disintegration of the family. By analogy, if the family falls apart, so does the...

La memoria en la construcción de la identidad

Carlos Martínez Assad
The construction of the memory of immigrants from the Middle East went through several stages. Lebanese Maronites and Jews from the region left their places of origin to "make America" without a national identity; the latter emerged in exile. It developed with the events that took place in the territories that expelled them.

Repensar la escritura: cuerpo, sexualidad y usos amorosos del siglo XXI en la poesía de Maricela Guerrero

Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez
Mi propuesta es que la poesía de Maricela Guerrero (1977) permite visualizar cuáles son algunas de las estrategias discursivas que propone la lírica mexicana del presente, y en qué medida la autora mencionada sugiere un descentramiento ya de los discursos heteropatriarcales o falogocéntricos, ya de los usos amorosos, estableciendo con ello lo que propongo llamar una nueva política de escritura y un nuevo horizonte de lectura en el contexto de la poesía mexicana actual. Esto...

Figuraciones y fulguraciones mexicanas en textos de Esther Seligson

Leonardo Senkman
Figures and images of Colonia Condesa in Todo aquí es polvo (2010), posthumous book of memories by Esther Seligson, as well as in other fiction texts where she recovers moments of her urban family life during childhood and adolescence, but without the intention of writing ethnic neighborhood literature, nor to compose a city-text of Mexico City. In the second part, the Seligsonian strategy of revealing a deep and open Mexico in a syncretic semantic field...

Reimagining the Sagrada Familia: Family and Faith in the life of Luis de Carvajal, el Mozo (Mexico 1590s)

Ronnie Perelis
Luis de Carvajal, el Mozo, was part of a large Converso family that moved from Spain to New Spain (Colonial Mexico) in 1580. While some members of his family, like his brother Gaspar, a Dominican friar, and his uncle, Luis de Carvajal, el Viejo, a regional governor, were devout Catholics, Luis and most of his immediate family were passionately devoted to crypto-Judaism. Luis crafts a powerful narrative of religious sacrifice and creativity in his spiritual...

La transformación del código petrarquista en los Enigmas de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz a través de una colaboración femenina transatlántica

Verónica Grossi
The Enigmas offered to the Discrete Intelligence of the Sovereign Assembly of the House of Pleasure by her Most Solicitous and Devoted Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, Tenth Muse (Lisbon, 1695) is an unpublished work considered minor, whose finding Enrique Martínez López made public in 1968 (reprinted in 1970) and Antonio Alatorre reedited in 1994 (reprinted in 1995). The Enigmas, addressed to a feminine public, both courtly and learned, including the Countess of Paredes...

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Género(s) y sadomasoquismo: la novela Los esclavos de Alberto Chimal

Christian Grünnagel
The present article offers an interpretation of Alberto Chimal’s first novel, The Slaves, published by this Mexican author in 2009, a novel proposing an analysis of sadomasochistic sexual relations. In the center of the narration, we encounter two couples, both homosexual, acting out various sadomasochistic practices ‒ some of them of an extreme nature: On the one hand, two women, one of them already older (Marlene) and (supposedly) the director of pornographic movies, and the...

Notes on a Queer (Mexican) Literature: The Case of Ana Clavel

Vinodh Venkatesh
The present essay examines the place of Ana Clavel in critical studies on contemporary Mexican fiction. Instead of situating her production vis-à-vis female contemporaries in what has been labeled the Boom Femenino, I argue that Clavel’s novels embody the ethos of a queer literature. A queer literature unpacks, decenters, and disobeys norms of gender, sex, and sexuality, and favors the posing of questions versus the providing of neatly packaged answers. Moving away from the subject,...

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