Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Ann Davies is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Newcastle University. She is author of 'Daniel Calparsoro' (Manchester University Press, 2009) and 'Pedro Almodóvar' (Grant and Cutler, 2007).
Acknowledgements List of illustrations 1. Introduction 2. Memory: landscapes of the past in Guillermo del Toro's Spanish films 3. Forgetting: the landscapes of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester 4. Landscape and identities in the Basque County 5. Crime scene: landscape and the law of the land 6. Crime, scene: investigation: women, detection and the city 7. Coasting: tourism and landscape 8. Immigration: north (of) Africa 9. Conclusion Filmography Bibliography Index
Spanish Places is an interesting reading around the notion of Spain and its currency as a concept and a national structure. While the selection of works can be debated or a more expanded discussion of regional identities desired, this study offers an innovative look into the discipline of Spanish cultural studies. The multiple works that are discussed to formulate this argument are informative and ultimately an invitation to take into account the role which landscape, geography, place and location play in the imaginary construction of the nation.
Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Volume XCI
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: April 13, 2012
Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 6