Carolina Rocha is Professor in Spanish at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2014 she received the Fulbright Scholar Award from the University of Liverpool.
Section I: Argentine History and Cinema 1955-1976
Chapter 1: Political and Social Tensions in Post 1955 Argentina
Chapter 2: Argentine Cinema in the late 1950s and early 1960s
Chapter 3: Argentine Cinema 1966-1973
Chapter 4: Argentine Cinema 1973-1976
Section II: The Gauchesque
Chapter 5: Martín Fierro
Chapter 6: Don Segundo Sombra
Chapter 7: Santos Vega
Chapter 8: Juan Moreira
Chapter 9: Los gauchos judíos
Section III: Representing Founding Fathers
Chapter 10: Looking for a National Hero
Chapter 11: Güemes, la tierra en armas
Chapter 12: Bajo el signo de la patria
Chapter 13: Juan Manuel de Rosas
"Carolina Rocha succeeds in offering fresh insights into cinematic representations of competing visions of Argentine collective identities during a decade characterized by political upheavals that culminated in the brutal dictatorship of 1976. With a keen eye for detail, she never loses sight of the main arguments, which she conveys in a clear and flowing prose."
Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University
"Argentine Cinema and National Identity is an extensively researched and well-written book that reconstructs a key period in Argentine history through the lens of a corpus of films that is largely underexplored and overlooked."
Jordana Blejmar, University of Liverpool
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: January 5, 2018
Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies 16