Title
La (est)ética del hambre en el Período Especial La (est)ética del hambre en el Período Especial
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Literature
Source (journal)
Cuadernos de Literatura
Volume/pages
20(2016) :39 , p. 356-373
ISSN
0122-8102
2346-1691
Carrier
E
Target language
Spanish (spa)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
During the last two decades, a number of authors and filmmakers, residing in or outside Cuba, have made reference to the context of the Special Period in their artistic creations. This essay wants to propose a reflection on the representation modalities of hunger, its exploration, and even, exploitation. The analysis of a corpus of films and novels related to the Special Period proposes four «strategies» each one further away from the referential world marked by scarcity: stereotype; contrast; pushing into the background; metonymy (meaning displacement). The analysis reveals that these different «strategies» work towards specific purposes in the field of ethics, aesthetics, and poetics of these artistic expressions.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/d28d23/130342.pdf
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