Preamble to part II

Mackenzie, A. (2018) Preamble to part II. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 95(2-3), pp. 163-168. (doi: 10.1080/14753820.2018.1489034)

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This Preamble introduces and discusses nine literary-critical articles contributed to Part II of Studies on Spain, Portugal and Latin America in Memory of William C. Atkinson, each of which, through the country, period, topic and/or author dealt with, reflects in some way or degree William Atkinson’s own most significant scholarly interests. First, two articles by Patricia Anne Odber de Baubeta and David G. Frier, deal with Portugal and its literature—Camões’ sonnets in the one case, and a novel by Camilo Castelo Branco, in the other. Then follow three studies by Anne Holloway, D. Gareth Walters and Margaret Tejerizo relating to modern Spain’s literature, culture and society, which discuss respectively a novella by Ángeles Vicente, the late poetry of Antonio Machado and Chekhov’s theatre as recently performed in Spanish before audiences in Madrid. Next come three articles concerned with works emanating from modern Latin America: a short novel by the Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández is studied by Frank Lough; the Brazilian poetry of Mário Quintana is edited, translated and interpreted by the late Giovanni Pontiero; and Nuala Finnegan analyses Rafael Bonilla’s documentary film, La carta (2010), which seeks to elucidate the causes and the consequences of gender-related murders (feminicidios) being perpetrated in present-day Mexico. In ‘Re-Writing the Estado Novo: Antonio Tabucchi’s Sostiene [Afirma] Pereira’, Bernard McGuirk achieves, inter alia, an informative assessment of the state of affairs in Portugal under Salazar in the late 1930s; moreover, through deftly interwoven allusions he sheds further light on the attitudes and personality of his former professor at Glasgow University, William Atkinson. McGuirk’s multifaceted study, which on one level is interdisciplinary and comparative, and on another socio-linguistic and literary-theoretical, concludes not only Part II, but the entire Festschrift.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article is part of an edited volume: 'Studies on Spain, Portugal and Latin America in Memory of William C. Atkinson', ed., with introductions, by Ann L. Mackenzie & Ceri Byrne, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, ISSN 1475-3820, Vol. XCV, Nos 2-3 (February-March 2018)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mackenzie, Professor Ann
Authors: Mackenzie, A.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Journal Name:Bulletin of Spanish Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1478-3428
Published Online:26 June 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Bulletin of Spanish Studies
First Published:First published in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 95(2-3):163-168
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