The Resource Genre fusion: : a new approach to history, fiction, and memory in contemporary Spain, Sara J. Brenneis, (ebook)

Genre fusion: : a new approach to history, fiction, and memory in contemporary Spain, Sara J. Brenneis, (ebook)

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Genre fusion: : a new approach to history, fiction, and memory in contemporary Spain
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Genre fusion:
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a new approach to history, fiction, and memory in contemporary Spain
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Sara J. Brenneis
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eng
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Although the boom in historical fiction and historiography about Spain's recent past has found an eager readership, these texts are rarely studied as two halves of the same story. With Genre Fusion: A New Approach to History, Fiction, and Memory in Contemporary Spain, Sara J. Brenneis argues that fiction and nonfiction written by a single author and focused on the same historical moment deserve to be read side-by-side. By proposing a literary model that examines these genres together, Genre Fusion gives equal importance to fiction and historiography in Spain. In her book, Brenneis develops a new theory of 'genre fusion' to show how authors who write both historiography and fiction produce a more accurate representation of the lived experience of Spanish history than would be possible in a single genre. Genre Fusion opens with a straightforward overview of the relationships among history, fiction, and memory in contemporary culture. While providing an up-to-date context for scholarly debates about Spain's historical memory, Genre Fusion also expands the contours of the discussion beyond the specialized territory of Hispanic studies. To demonstrate the theoretical necessity of genre fusion, Brenneis analyzes pairs of interconnected texts (one a work of literature, the other a work of historiography) written by a single author. She explores how fictional and nonfictional works by Montserrat Roig, Carmen Mart<U+00d4>in Gaite, Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, and Javier Mar<U+00d4>ias unearth the collective memories of Spain's past. Through these four authors, Genre Fusion traces the transformation of a country once enveloped in a postwar silence to one currently consumed by its own history and memory. Brenneis demonstrates that, when read through the lens of genre fusion, these Spanish authors shelve the country's stagnant official record of its past and unlock the collective and personal accounts of the people who constitute Spanish history
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Brenneis, Sara J
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863/.08109
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Purdue studies in romance literatures
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volume 60
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  • Historical fiction, Spanish
  • Spanish fiction
  • Literature and history
  • Collective memory in literature
  • Electronic books
  • Spain
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adult
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Genre fusion: : a new approach to history, fiction, and memory in contemporary Spain, Sara J. Brenneis, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781612493244
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11795140
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11795140
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MWT11795140
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Genre fusion: : a new approach to history, fiction, and memory in contemporary Spain, Sara J. Brenneis, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612493244
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11795140
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11795140
System control number
MWT11795140
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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