Antígonas: The Relationship Between Greek Mythology and Latin America Today

Alyssa Giardono During ancient Grecian times, some of the shared traditions we still have today consist of rights to a proper burial. Antigone was a woman who lived to see the death of her brother, Polynices. When he was killed, the ruler of her city, who was also her uncle, forbade Antigone from burying him. …

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Dejar la isla: José Abreu Felippe

Cuando salí de La Habana, ¡válgame Dios! José Abreu Felippe Mis hermanos Juan y Nicolás lograron irse por el Mariel en 1980. Juan por el Cuatro Ruedas, frente al Alí Bar –donde en sus buenos tiempos cantaba El Benny–, uno de los centros de recepción de la escoria, enarbolando su Carta de Libertad de cuando …

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Jayro Bustamante’s ‘La llorona:’ Combating Genocide Denial through Horror Narrative*

Bevan Fogdall Jayro Bustamante’s 2019 film, La llorona, addresses the Guatemalan genocide through the unique lens of the horror genre. Generally, the horror genre consists of works that represent human fears through monsters, or beings that are perceived as threatening. Horror films are typically driven by a desire to eradicate the monster (Carroll 35), so …

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La enfermedad y la sexualidad. Un recorrido en dos obras de Marta Sanz*

Giovanna Maria Canu En la imagen, la escritora española Marta Sanz. La autora y las obras Marta Sanz (Madrid, 1967) es considerada "una de las nuevas narradoras, la que más explícitamente ha desarrollado una teoría del realismo" (Pozuelo Yvancos 361) por el estilo que emplea en sus obras y por el lema de su literatura: …

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RU in Hindsight: “To Walt Whitman,” by Wilma Anderson

To Walt Whitman Wilma Anderson, '24 You overwhelm me, Walt Whitman, With your gutter songs and your God songs, With your songs without rhyme and meter, With your triumphant audacity that ignores the fetters of classical bondage. You are the poet of all thoughts, of all men and women, and of the inanimate things which …

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RU in Hindsight: “Cassandra,” by Jane Addams

Cassandra Jane Addams, '81 Upon the broad Trojan plain for ten years the mighty warriors of Greece and Troy fought hand to hand for honor and justice. Safe within the city walls the stately Trojan dames ever wove with golden threads the history of the conflict. To one of these beautiful women, to Cassandra, daughter …

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Labor of Love? North American and Haitian Gender Politics in ‘Vers le sud’

Sharon Meilahn Bartlett The film Vers le Sud (Heading South, 2006), by French director Laurent Cantet and Haitian author Dany Laferrière, demonstrates how economic marginalization and racialized social codes produce a crisis of masculinity in Haiti in the 1970s. The White,[1] North American female characters in the film are sex tourists who take charge of …

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Sorority: Angels and Bees

Miguel de Unamuno (Translated into English by Elizabeth R. Earle) Let us return to read the tragedy of Sophocles, Antigone. Antigone, one of the daughters of the disgraced Oedipus, who, after having killed his own father without knowing who he was, married his own mother, Jocasta, without knowing who she was. Antigone, contravening the orders …

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