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Hispanic Research Journal

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Year: 2009 vol. 10 n. 5

Webster, Susan V. Art, Identity, and the Construction of the Church of Santo Domingo in Quito.  / Arte, edentidad, y la construcción de la Iglesia de Santo Domingo en Quito  In  Trusted, Marjorie; Donahue-Wallace, Kelly (ed.) The Visual Arts III p. 417-438 Ecuador
Arquitectura; Dávila; Pintura; Quito; colonial; Santo Domingo
Época colonial | Siglo XVII

Summary

The recent rediscovery of an early seventeenth-century mural painting hidden beneath an eighteenth-century painting on canvas on the nave crossing arch of the Church of Santo Domingo provides striking visual evidence of individual and corporate identities and shifting devotional contexts at the Dominican monastery. Complementing and clarifying the visual evidence in the paintings, recently recovered archival documents confirm the identities, roles, and activities of the major protagonists in the Dominican artistic and building campaigns of the early seventeenth century.

Rodríguez Falcón, Olga. Out With the New, In With the Old: Architecture and Nation.  / Afuera con la nuevo, dentro con la viejo: arquitectura y nación  In  Trusted, Marjorie; Donahue-Wallace, Kelly (ed.) The Visual Arts III p. 439-456 Cuba
La ciudad barroca; eclecticismo; mestizaje; Barroco; Arquitectura moderna; la ciudad americana; sincretismo

Summary

This article looks at Havana's architectural and urban peculiarities, focusing on those buildings that have defined its skyline from the beginning of the 1930s until now. They are also the buildings used in most of the city's promotional material, mainly in postcards and cinematographic productions, in order to function as signs of the city or its landmarks. The article analyses each case in relation to its political and cultural contexts, taking into account shifts in meanings brought about by political and social changes. It also addresses the divisions between the old colonial city and the new 'American city'. This division is put within the context of what was happening at the time in the whole of the American continent, including the United States, regarding the demolition of old cities and their replacement with buildings designed under the premises of the modern style in architecture. The 'romanticization' of the old city by Cuban intellectuals and the Cuban authorities, particularly after the 1959 Revolution, can be linked to similar tendencies in North America during the same period, expressed in the writings of North American authors, such as Lewis Mumford and Jane Jacobs, also discussed in this article. Overall, this article describes the role of Havana's architectural and urban peculiarities in the formation of Cuban national narratives, before and after the 1959 Revolution, with a re-reading of the concept of 'the Baroque' in the Latin American context as key to understanding these narratives.

Ribas, Alberto. 'El pinche acentito ese': deseo transatlántico y exotismo satírico en el cine mexicano del cambio de milenio: Amores perros, Y tu mamá también, Sin dejar huellaIn  Trusted, Marjorie; Donahue-Wallace, Kelly (ed.) The Visual Arts III p. 457-481 México
Alfonso Cuarón; Alejandro González Iñárritu; Cine y nacionalismo; Representación de la mujer en el cine; María Novaro; Cine mexicano del siglo XX

Summary

Este artículo comenta la utilización de personajes femeninos de origen español en tres cintas mexicanas recientes (Amores perros, Y tu mamá también, Sin dejar huella). El artículo plantea que, más allá de un exotismo alegórico de aire colonialista o de posturas globalistas, el cuerpo femenino transatlántico sirve para el cuestionamiento y/o análisis de narrativas sobre la unidad e integridad nacionales en el cambio de milenio.

Hispanic Research Journal
Paper | Numerical version with subscription | 5 números al año desde 2007 | United Kingdom Print ISSN: 1468-2737
Online ISSN: 1745-820X
Year of creation: 2000

Publisher: Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies at Queen Mary

Promueve y difunde la investigación de las culturas de la Península Ibérica y América Latina, desde la Edad Media hasta la actualidad. Los campos cubiertos incluyen la literatura y la teoría literaria, la historia cultural y los estudios culturales, el lenguaje y la lingüística, y estudios de cine y teatro. Publica artículos en cuatro idiomas, español, portugués, catalán, e inglés, y alienta, sobre todo a través de su sección de características, el debate y la interacción entre investigadores de todo el mundo que están trabajando en estos campos.
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