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  1. Growing up in an inhospitable world : female Bildungsroman in Spain

    Bezhanova, Olga, 1976-
    Tempe : Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, 2014.

  2. Literature of crisis : Spain's engagement with liquid capital

    Bezhanova, Olga, 1976-
    Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, 2017.

    The book explores novels, essays and poetry published by Spanish writers in response to the global economic crisis that began in 2008. Spain has been experiencing the crisis in a particularly painful way, and the artistic response to these traumatic events has been powerful and abundant. The literature of the crisis is pointing to the probability that the crisis is not a temporary problem that will be resolved once and for all if correct economic measures are taken. To the contrary, there is every reason to believe that the losses in long-term employment, the growing precariousness of work, the increased economic insecurity, the citizens' disillusionment with the capacity of democratic governments to withstand the pressures of global capital, the erosion of the welfare state, and the explosive growth in inequality that we associate with the crisis are not likely to be reversed. Spanish artists are exploring the reasons behind Spain's particularly painful experience of the crisis and, at the same time, are placing the suffering that the crisis is causing in Spain within the context of global developments that are ensuring its durability. Essays by Antonio Munoz Molina and Lucia Etxebarria, novels by Rafael Chirbes, Luis Garcia Montero, Benjamin Prado, and Belen Gopegui, and poetry by the artists who contributed to the collections titled En legitima defensa. Poetas en tiempos de crisis and Marca(da) Espana. Retrato poetico de una sociedad en crisis point to the necessity of expanding our vision of the crisis from the purely financial to a broader definition that will include the changes the crisis augurs for the areas of human existence that lie outside the strictly economic realm.

  3. Intersectional feminism in the age of transnationalism : voices from the margins

    Lanham : Lexington Books, 2021

    Intersectional Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism: Voices from the Margins explores the limitations of the transnationalist approach to feminism and questions the neoliberal emphasis on individual freedom and consumer choice as the central goals of feminist activism. The contributions to the volume discuss such varied topics as fiction by Edwidge Dandicat, Judith Ortiz-Cofer, and Diamela Eltit; visual art of Laura Aguilar and Maruja Mallo; films directed by Lucrecia Martel; a TV series based on a novel by Maria Duenas; the art-activism of Ani Ganzala and Zinha Franco; and the philosophical thought of Gloria Anzaldua. All chapters proceed from the belief in the continued usefulness of intersectionality as a valuable category of critical analysis that is particularly necessary at the time when the effects of neoliberal globalization are undermining many familiar categories of critical inquiry.

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