256 Works

\"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...

Sor Juana: el Primer sueño, el poder político y el flujo anti-imperialista de sus esferas

Patricia Saldarriaga
The printing revolution of the 17th century made possible the development of the “Theories of the Earth”, an interdisciplinary set of publications that included different visual representations of the earth as a globe, as well as debates and dialogues regarding its shape. Magruder states that global sections (a type of wedge) and global views (only showing the surface) were the two most common ways to represent the earth. Sor Juana contributes to the so called...

\"… algo huele a podrido\". [Notas en torno al arte de la insubordinación]

Fernando Castro Flórez
pp. 96-113.

El formato antológico del cuento policial contemporáneo y sus implicaciones: Buenos Aires Noir y Mexico City Noir

Héctor Fernando Vizcarra
pp. 23-36. Through the examination of Buenos Aires Noir (2017) and Mexico City Noir (2010), released by Akashic Books in its Noir series, this paper analyzes the relations between both volumes and the tradition of “Urban mysteries” literary fiction emerged in the 19th Century, the inherent circulation and validation on the Literary field, and its discursive construction as anthological-format books of stories by their owns kind of publisher’s initiative, the selection criterion and the writers...

Parodia política y oración: glosas mexicanas al Padrenuestro (de la Colonia a nuestros días)

Ana Castaño
pp. 11-32. The Lord's Prayer is a long-established literary theme in European literature. Its literary manifestations range from the almost literal devotional paraphrase to the burlesque and subversive recreation; and from the cultured expressions, heirs of the rich exegetical tradition around this prayer, to those of a more popular vein, derived from an equally rich oral tradition. In my article I refer to a selection of glossed Lord's Prayers, of popular vein, which belong to...

Fiebre por \"El Virus\"

Doris Dörrie

Asesinas en series: violencia femenina en la televisión mexicana

Joachim Michael
pp. 68-85. Women who kill or take control of a drug cartel have moved into the center of interest of television producers. With series such as Mujeres asesinas or La reina del sur, television tries to show that it has already overcome the melodramatic tradition that qualifies women either as self-sacrificing victims or as ‘devourers’. These series propose that the female gender not only suffers the aggression of men or seduces them with their ‘own...

Ilusión mimética y punto de vista femenino en Perra brava de Orfa Alarcón

Elizabeth Sánchez Garay
pp. 100-110. The objective of this paper is to analyze the realistic strategies and the female perspective on Perra brava, by Orfa Alarcón, a young writer from Monterrey, Mexico. The novel unfolds against a backdrop of social unrest that results from violence caused by drug trafficking networks that extend throughout the country. Special attention is paid to the extent to which her narrative offers a reading different to the reductionist explanations engendered by the media....

Javier Sicilia: el Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad en México 2011

Lizette Jacinto
58-73 This paper seeks to trace the development of the events surrounding the emergence of the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad en México, which arose following the murder of the son of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia. The movement has awakened the solidarity and mobilization of sectors of Mexican society seeking to put a stop to the so-called "war against drug trafficking", as well as relatives of victims have joined together to give...

Editorial: Nación y Nacionalismo

Yasmin Temelli (ed.) & Gustavo Leyva (ed.)
pp. 4-13.

Poblaciones fronterizas y cruces de límites en Moriremos como soles de Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz

Ralf Modlich
pp. 19-31. Moriremos como soles by the Mexicali author Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz is a historical novel that sets out to tell the story of a "forgotten" revolution that took place in Baja California during the historical period known as the Mexican Revolution. This paper is dedicated to analyze the meanings attributed in the novel to the Mexicali/Caléxico and Tijuana/San Diego areas as spaces marked by a boundary: the Northern Border. Its proposal is that the...

Estímulo: No volver nunca más

Amrai Coen
pp. 12-18. Traducción por Maribel Saldaña Márquez

La adaptación del ‘nacionalismo mexicano’ a las reglas de la globalización contemporánea

Javier Esteinou Madrid
pp. 20-32. The modern transformation process that Mexico has tried since 1993 with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has produced a big mutation of the notion and practice of the traditional nationalism that It produced deep changes in the economical, political, social, agricultural, technical and legal structures of our country. These changes, have transformed the life, work, education, production and competition styles of most of the national population. These alterations have not only...

Violencia e identidad fronteriza en la narrativa policíaca mexicana a fines del milenio

Salvador C. Fernández
pp. 32-46. In order to show how violent acts transform the geography of a border space, this essay examines the representation of violence in literary texts that define the US-Mexican border. In these narratives the characters’ continuous physical movement and personal interactions reaffirm or challenge hierarchal political and social power relations. These characters also search for a way to control their economic production, as well as the space that they physically occupy. The narration of...

What violence is necessary for sports?

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

\"Mirando\" Bread and Roses (Ken Loach 2000). Representaciones sociales de la inmigración en los discursos de espectadores

Javier García Castaño, Damián Esteban Bretones & Tamar Abuladze
pp. 86-108. This article analyzes the social representations on the migration phenomenon and labor issues present in Ken Loach’s Bread and Roses (2000). It explores and compares the director’s discourse (creative instance), the producer’s synopsis, and the synopses made by the viewers (receiving instance) after watching the film within the framework of a university course, "Cinema and migrations". The analysis is made from the perspective of reception theory and critical discourse analysis.

Feminización de la transmigración irregular centroamericana en su paso por México: antecedentes y contexto actual

Lizette Jacinto
pp. 90-105. The present study mainly addresses the issue of Central American feminine transmigration of Mexican soil in direction of the USA. For this, the author pursues a historical reconstruction of this migration process, a phenomenon that intensified during the second half of the nineteenth century and continued to rise in a gradual manner throughout the entire twentieth century reaching a new peak in the 2010’s. This process got traversed by political events that framed...

La Reforma en Telecomunicaciones y las negociaciones en el Congreso

Karina Sánchez García
pp. 69-84. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the legislative process of the Telecommunications Reform in Mexico. This reform was carried out in two moments: during 2013 several amendments and additions were made to some articles of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, while in 2014 the adaptation of the regulatory laws took place. The analysis focuses on the media as a pressure group capable of conferring legitimacy to...

Introducción. La Ciudad de México, Palimpsesto

José Ramón Ruisánchez & María Moreno Carranco
pp. 8-10

La Ciudad de México a metro y medio de distancia: una entrevista con Pedro Ángel Palou

Brian Price
pp. 12-20

La existencia sobrenatural de los difuntos

Alma Barbosa Sánchez
As in most of Mexico’s contemporary indigenous communities, in Ocotepec, Morelos the funerary culture preserves two primordial postulates of the Mesoamerican religious imaginary: the body-soul duality and the life-death duality. According to the first postulate, the soul of the individual survives the death of the body and, symbolically, remains in the family home for nine days before embarking on a supernatural journey to its rightful place in the afterlife. The funeral honors involve two burial...

Presencias espectrales en Alas a la palabra de Adela Calva Reyes: convergencia de voces en una mujer hñähñu

Milvet Alonso
Alas a la palabra (2008) is a book of memoirs that speaks to the cultural and personal experiences of the hñähñu (or otomí) author Adela Calva Reyes, born in the community of San Ildefonso in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. The text offers the author’s memories interwoven with those narrated by her family. The memories present traditions, beliefs and events in the community that are also intertwined with the hñähñu worldview. Furthermore, some of the...

Haunted Bodies: Spectrality, Gender Violence and the Central American Female Migrant in Recent Mexican Cinema

Olivia Cosentino
The ghostly, the spectral and the idea of haunting as theoretical framework has been previously used to discuss violence(s) in Latin America (Petersen / Ribas-Casasayas 2016, Hopenhayn 2002) as well as gendered violence in Mexico (Petersen 2016). I argue that the spectral allows recent Mexican films to nuance the seen and unseen processes of violence that Central American female migrant bodies experience and the reactionary performances those bodies enact to counter the violence. I first...

Contested Border Crossings in Shifting Political Landscapes: Anti-Invasion Discourses and Human Trafficking Representations in US Film and Politics

Lara Lengel & Victoria A. Newsom
Drawing upon hypermasculine, gun-wielding characteristics associated with the political right and its military industrial complex, this study critiques cinematic representations of the criminal enemy Other in changing political landscapes. Focusing in particular on the filmic representation of Mexicans in recently released US blockbuster film, Rambo: Last Blood (2019), we critique how the current political climate marked by alt-right, ethno-nationalist constructs in the era of Trump has given rise to anti-immigration discourses that reinforce racialised fears...

Pantelion’s ‘Transborderscapes’. Borders, Gender and Genre in No se aceptan devoluciones and Pulling Strings

Heidi Denzel de Tirado
This essay concentrates on two bilingual immigration films, both of which conclude in a happy ending on the southern side of the border: No se aceptan devoluciones / Instructions not Included (Eugenio Derbez, 2013) and Pulling Strings / Amor a Primer Visa (Pitipol Ybarra, 2013) by the transborder media network Pantelion Films. In the context of cultural and economic politics of Latinx media within media, I examine the production and distribution company Pantelion Films as...

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