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Zamorano Llena, C., Gray, B., Leon Vegas, C. & Magrinyà Badiella, C. (Eds.). (2024). Muslim Writing, Writing Muslimness in Europe: A Transcultural Literary Approach. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Muslim Writing, Writing Muslimness in Europe: A Transcultural Literary Approach
2024 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2024
National Category
Specific Literatures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-46987 (URN)
Available from: 2023-09-17 Created: 2023-09-17 Last updated: 2023-09-18Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2022). Border, Space and the Body in the Films Biutiful and Victoria. In: Nelson González Ortega and Ana Belén Martínez García (Ed.), Representing 21st-century Migration In Europe: Performing Borders, Identities and Texts. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Border, Space and the Body in the Films Biutiful and Victoria
2022 (English)In: Representing 21st-century Migration In Europe: Performing Borders, Identities and Texts / [ed] Nelson González Ortega and Ana Belén Martínez García, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the role of space and the body as carriers of metaphorical meanings related to the notions of the border and migration in the films Biutiful and Victoria. In it, special attention is paid to the way these films use subterranean space to highlight understandings of subversion and exclusion. Limbo, on the other hand, is associated to transition and waiting, key elements of the migrant experience. Visibility/invisibility and speech/silence are also recurring in the metaphorical processes attached to corporality, underground and limbo in these films.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022
Keywords
body, border, film, limbo, migration, subterranean space, underground
National Category
Languages and Literature Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-41204 (URN)2-s2.0-85135000961 (Scopus ID)978-1-80073-380-0 (ISBN)978-1-80073-381-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-04-05 Created: 2022-04-05 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2021). Discussion Forums in Literature and Film. In: Stefan Hrastinski (Ed.), Designing Courses with Digital Technologies: Insights and Examples from Higher Education. New York and London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discussion Forums in Literature and Film
2021 (English)In: Designing Courses with Digital Technologies: Insights and Examples from Higher Education / [ed] Stefan Hrastinski, New York and London: Routledge, 2021Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter looks at the use of online discussion forums in a course that unites the study of film, literature and history. The aim is to discuss how asynchronous forums can be designed in such a way that they encourage students' dialogue and promote their analytical skills while at the same time remaining respectful spaces. Key issues discussed here are group size, the role of the teacher, cyberincivility, session length and instructions. This chapter argues that the number of participants and session length have to be carefully considered in order to avoid groups that are too large or forums that are open for too long, because both are seen to decrease student interaction. Other considerations are the inhibiting effect that active teacher participation tends to have in the forum and the role of instructions given to students to avoid cyberincivility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York and London: Routledge, 2021
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-38978 (URN)10.4324/9781003144175 (DOI)2-s2.0-85118046196 (Scopus ID)9780367625535 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-09 Created: 2021-12-09 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2021). Migrants and Other Others in 2020 by Javier Moreno. In: Herbert Jonsson, Lovisa Berg, Chatarina Edfeldt & Bo G. Jansson (Ed.), Narratives Crossing Borders: The Dynamics of Cultural Interaction (pp. 52-74). Stockholm: Stockholm University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migrants and Other Others in 2020 by Javier Moreno
2021 (English)In: Narratives Crossing Borders: The Dynamics of Cultural Interaction / [ed] Herbert Jonsson, Lovisa Berg, Chatarina Edfeldt & Bo G. Jansson, Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2021, p. 52-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this chapter is to study the representation of different borders and its role in the portrayal of otherness in 2020 by Javier Moreno. 2020 is a novel built on the thoughts and voices of a series of characters. Amongst these, we can find Nabil, a young man of Saharawi origin; Jorge, a homeless man with Asperger’s; Josefina, a rich young anorexic woman; and her father, Gowan, a successful businessman of Scottish origin, who has disappeared and is involved in the creation of a mystic revolutionary movement. We explore the ways in which the novel builds a dystopic society through the representation of dysfunctional characters embodying different kinds of otherness and the way in which spatiality and the body are key to understanding how this otherness is created and reinforced.

With the help of the notions of limbo, non-places, hybridity, simulacrum and the dichotomy center-periphery we examine how borders are raised in the novel and how these affect the characters and the depiction of a society in decline. The notions of void and ruins recur as topics in the novel, and are an obsession for Gowan, who is both an observer and a creator of ruins through a series of actions that represent a wider economic reality where objects are bought, sold and trashed. 

We study how the body, which in a way is the first barrier between the characters and the outside, plays a significant role in the novel as a marker of ethnicity, physical illness or, as with Josefina, as the recipient and target of an obsession for corporal void, latent in her eating disorder. Decay, in terms of both the character’s bodies and the spaces around them, functions in 2020 as a metaphor of a dysfunctional socio-economic system that is collapsing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2021
Series
Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics, ISSN 2002-3227 ; 8
Keywords
Javier Moreno, 2020, border, crisis, otherness, limbo, non-places, hybridity, space, simulacrum, body, corporality, ruin, Javier Moreno, 2020, frontera, crisis, otredad, otro, limbo, no lugares, hibricidad, espacio, simulacro, cuerpo, ruinas
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37451 (URN)10.16993/bbj.c (DOI)978-91-7635-140-6 (ISBN)978-91-7635-143-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-21 Created: 2021-06-21 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2019). Activismos insólitos: locura, metaliteratura y la narración de una crisis. In: Christian Claesson (Ed.), Narrativas precarias: Crisis y subjetividad en la cultura española actual. Gijón: Hoja de lata
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activismos insólitos: locura, metaliteratura y la narración de una crisis
2019 (Spanish)In: Narrativas precarias: Crisis y subjetividad en la cultura española actual / [ed] Christian Claesson, Gijón: Hoja de lata , 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gijón: Hoja de lata, 2019
Keywords
Activism, literature, madness, individual, collective, protest, crisis, precarious, Activismo, literatura, locura, individuo, colectivo, protesta, crisis, precario
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29699 (URN)978-84-16537-45-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2022-06-07Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2019). En busca del espacio perdido; la crisis y el espacio urbano en La habitación oscura y Animales domésticos. Revista de literatura (Madrid), 81(162), 549-572
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En busca del espacio perdido; la crisis y el espacio urbano en La habitación oscura y Animales domésticos
2019 (Spanish)In: Revista de literatura (Madrid), ISSN 0034-849X, E-ISSN 1988-4192, Vol. 81, no 162, p. 549-572Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [es]

Las novelas escritas en torno a la crisis financiera de los últimos años en España tienen en común la representación de un espacio urbano que aparece como mucho más que un telón de fondo. En este artículo queremos acercarnos a dos novelas, La habitación oscura y Animales domésticos, que retratan la crisis y la precrisis respectivamente, desde la perspectiva del espacio de la ciudad. La desintegración social y económica tiene un reflejo en el espacio de la ciudad, o podría decirse al revés, el espacio de la ciudad sirve de espejo para la descomposición que se teje en las novelas. En relación a esto destacamos y profundizamos en tres fenómenos: la representación de la ciudad como una arcadia traicionada, el desmoronamiento de ciertos espacios con la exclusión que esto conlleva, y finalmente, la esfera subterránea de la ciudad y su relación con la muerte.

Abstract [en]

The novels written about Spain’s financial crisis of recent years  have in common the representation of an urban space that serves as much more than simply a background. In this article, we want to examine two novels,  La habitación oscura by Isaac Rosa and Animales domésticos by Marta Sanz, which portray the crisis and pre-crisis respectively from the perspective of the space of the city. Social and economic disintegration mirrors itself in the space of the city or, if we reverse this thought: the space of the city serves as a mirror for the decomposition that is found within the novels. We will thus highlight and delve into three phenomena: the representation of the city as a betrayed arcadia, the collapse of certain spaces and the exclusion that this conveys, and, finally, the city’s underground sphere and its relation to death.

Keywords
urban space, city, Isaac Rosa, Marta Sanz, Spanish contemporary novel, crisis, espacio urbano, ciudad, Isaac Rosa, Marta Sanz, novela contemporanea española
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25136 (URN)10.3989/revliteratura.2019.02.022 (DOI)000500919000009 ()2-s2.0-85078486746 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2022-12-19Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2019). Migración, espacio y exclusión en 2020 de Javier Moreno. Bergen Language and Lingustics Studies, 10(1), 1-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migración, espacio y exclusión en 2020 de Javier Moreno
2019 (Spanish)In: Bergen Language and Lingustics Studies, ISSN 1892-2449, E-ISSN 1892-2449, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A number of novels about the financial crisis and its consequences have been written in Spain in recent years. In most, migrants are represented in a secondary role, often as short allusions or as mere ornaments. This article aims to highlight one novel, 2020 by Javier Moreno, that breaks that pattern since it features migrant characters in key roles. The article further aims to analyse the relationship between space and the representation of the migrant in the context of a society in crisis. The notions of non-place by Marc Augé and heterotopia by Michel Foucault will serve as the theoretical framework that will allow for an exploration of phenomena such as the inversion of non-places into places, the connection of crisis and deviation, the role of certain spaces as both shelters and containers of the unwanted, the role of gaze in the construction of an exclusion, and the circular movement of powerless characters in time and space throughout the novel.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bergen: , 2019
Keywords
Javier Moreno crisis space migrant non-space heterotopia
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-38979 (URN)10.15845/bells.v10i1.1456 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-12-09 Created: 2021-12-09 Last updated: 2022-03-01Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2018). Diskussionsforum i kultur och litteratur. In: Stefan Hrastinski (Ed.), Digitalisering av högre utbildning: . Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diskussionsforum i kultur och litteratur
2018 (Swedish)In: Digitalisering av högre utbildning / [ed] Stefan Hrastinski, Studentlitteratur AB, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2018
Keywords
digitalisering, forum, diskussionsforum
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27781 (URN)9789144119724 (ISBN)
Note

Kommande

Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2018). El teatro de García Lorca y la transfiguración del personaje masculino. Teatro: Revista de Estudios Culturales, 32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>El teatro de García Lorca y la transfiguración del personaje masculino
2018 (Spanish)In: Teatro: Revista de Estudios Culturales, ISSN 2174-579X, Vol. 32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [es]

Los personajes masculinos de las obras de Lorca tienen un papel vital en el fracaso del deseo. Nos encontramos a menudo con personajes masculinos ausentes o prohibidos para sus amantes femeninas. En este artículo queremos relacionar los mecanismos del deseo lorquiano con la visión de Girard del deseo como algo predestinado al fracaso. Con la ayuda de la noción de transfiguración veremos cómo las protagonistas del teatro de Lorca crean figuras masculinas idealizadas y cómo esta idealización tiene una serie de efectos en la obra: desde la debilitación de otros personajes masculinos, hasta la expresión de la intensidad del deseo femenino.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Connecticut: Connecticut College, 2018
Keywords
García Lorca, deseo, masculino, Girard, transfiguración, personaje
National Category
Languages and Literature Arts
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25042 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Leon Vegas, C. (2018). Space and Focalization in the Representation of the Migrant in Contemporary Spanish Film. In: : . Paper presented at Workshop: Erratic bodies, transitional borders, and recent migration in Europe: Representation and identity negotiations in public discourse, literature, and the arts University of Oslo, ILOS, September 27-28, 2018. Oslo
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Space and Focalization in the Representation of the Migrant in Contemporary Spanish Film
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2018
National Category
Languages and Literature Studies on Film
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-28987 (URN)
Conference
Workshop: Erratic bodies, transitional borders, and recent migration in Europe: Representation and identity negotiations in public discourse, literature, and the arts University of Oslo, ILOS, September 27-28, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-30 Created: 2018-11-30 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
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