Disability Studies and Spanish Culture
Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition
Dr Benjamin Fraser is Assistant Professor of Spanish Film and Cultural Studies at the College of Charleston (USA).
Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Filming Down Syndrome Yo, también (2009) and the Political Project of Disability Studies Deciphering the Mixed Messages of León y Olvido (2004) 2 Envisioning Autism Miguel Gallardo’s Comic María y yo (2007) Félix Fernández de Castro’s Documentary María y yo (2010) 3 Narrating Childhood Disability Salvador García Jiménez’s Novel Angelicomio (1981) Màrius Serra’s Autobiographical Novel Quieto (2008) 4 Documenting Cognitive Disability ¿Qué tienes debajo del sombrero? (2006), by Lola Barrera and Iñaki Peñafiel Más allá del espejo (2007), by Joaquín Jordà Epilogue: Exhibiting Art ‘Trazos Singulares’ (2011) at the Nuevos Ministerios Metro Station ‘Supergestor’ (2011) and Other Comics by the Grupo AMÁS Associación Argadini’s Literary Contests (2008–2010) References Index
Professor Fraser’s stimulating analysis of representative contemporary Spanish artistic works from the perspective of Disability Studies is groundbreaking research – a pioneering model in a largely unexplored field of scholarship.
University of Notre Dame
The first of its kind, Fraser’s highly engaging book breaks new ground in the fields of disability studies and Spanish literary and cultural studies, while opening a vital space of dialogue between these disciplines. The author’s rigorous attention to Spanish disability politics allows him to elaborate lucid analyses of literature, film, comics and other media.
University of Toronto
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: March 19, 2013
Series: Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society 6