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Title: La representación del espacio en el surrealismo Español y Mexicano
Author: Caballero-Alias, Pilar
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2012
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Abstract:
This interdisciplinary examination of literary texts and photography captures how Surrealism co-determined the identity construction of Spain 1927-1937 and Mexico 1930-1956. During the second quarter of the 20th Century, Surrealism travelled outside the French borders. Surrealist poets and artists were welcome in Spain and Mexico. Amongst them was the French poet André Breton. Drawing on poetry, prose, plays and photography, this thesis explores spaces and symbolic relations between certain elements of the landscape that were essential to Spanish and Mexican Surrealists and that had a direct relationship with the French poet. The central aim is to explore key spaces in which, myth, history and nature are inserted in their work, to suggest a new and vanguardist landscape. This thesis reveals that Surrealism played a key role in constructing a national identity in Tenerife and Mexico through urban and natural landscapes as a response to historical events. The method interweaves intertextual analysis of key poems, prose, plays and photographs with a theoretical surrealist frame (the manifestoes of Andre Breton and other essays) and literary contextualization. Utilising texts by Surrealist authors as well as translations from French authors, such as Breton, Péret or Artaud, as the main source, the case studies in this thesis show how urban and natural landscapes were essential and inherent in the reflection and construction of identity. This interdisciplinary examination of literary texts and photography captures how Surrealism co-determined the identity construction of Spain 1927-1937 and Mexico 1930-1956.
Supervisor: Perriam, Christopher; Sa, Lucia Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.634814  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Surrealism ; Spain ; Mexico ; Landscape ; Spain
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