Archives for the ‘Hispanic Studies’ Category

Summary: Place in Healing and Memory

By • Aug 17th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

My fascination with place began, I think, when I first uprooted myself from my childhood home to live in a country far away. As I have continued to travel and explore new places, I have become ever more attuned to how physical environments form my experiences and my memories. From the wild beauty of a […]

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Healing and Memory, Part 3: El Camino

By • Aug 15th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

I returned from the Camino portugués a few days ago. The blisters and sunburn are still there, but somehow the time remains surreal. My sister and I walked nearly 250 kilometers in nine days, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. This is the “Portuguese Way,” one of the traditional Camino (the Way or Path) routes […]

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Healing and Memory, Part 2: Argentina

By • Jun 29th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

  As my time in Argentina comes to a close, I have been organizing my thoughts as well as my luggage. I find myself reflecting on the wealth of experiences and information I have collected throughout the semester. Although I feel that I have delved into the relationships between communities, their physical space, and their […]

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Healing and Memory, Part 1: Argentina

By • May 8th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

For the past several months, I have been studying abroad in La Plata, Argentina. I am taking classes and interning at the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria, a public and autonomous human rights organization. Because of my involvement with the Comisión, I have become immersed in the humanitarian and activist discourse of La Plata. Our […]

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Abstract: Healing and Memory

By • Mar 23rd, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

The themes I will examine in my research project — Healing and Memory: Place Identity in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and El Camino de Santiago — are complex and at times nebulous. In this introduction, however, I will briefly cover the premise of my project and the methods I will use. The idea for this project was […]

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Imagined Communities: Immigrants, Transnationalism, and the Spanish-Language Media

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

Some Hispanic Studies majors instinctively gag when they hear the term “imagined community.” There’s a reason for drilling it into our heads, though: nations are social constructs and a good deal of politics, especially politics of migration, come down to how we imagine our nation. I’ve taken a look here at how two Spanish-language newspapers […]

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Roberto Bolaño and the Bastard Canon

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

Roberto Bolaño is an dead Latin American novelist recently proclaimed the most influential of his generation. He wrote The Savage Detectives and 2666. Strangely, he is both canonical and vanguard; he publicly insulted most of his famous predecessors but has inherited their mantle. The attached essay (in Spanish) examines what Bolaño’s canonization tells us about canon formation.   Bolaño […]

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Colonial Science in “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

In this essay from last year (in Spanish) I outlined the course of scientific discovery presented in One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and argued that Márquez blames colonial intervention for the lack of progress but expects the problem to disappear given time. The essay in Spanish: Ciencia Colonial en “Cien Años […]

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Don Quixote: Universal Literature Read as a National Novel

By • May 18th, 2008 • Category: Don Quixote, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Literature, Photography, Research

The summer after my freshman year, I took a Monroe grant from the Charles Center at William and Mary and explored Don Quixote in Spain: “Although many of us are familiar with the universal themes in Don Quixote, some evidence suggests that it can also be read as a “national” novel about Spain. Curious, I […]

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Dictatorship, Resistence, and Gender

By • May 8th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Literature, Research

Here’s another one of my final papers from this semester. The basic idea is that dictatorships attempt to legitimize their power by associating themselves with hierarchical gender narratives. I approach the topic by examining the distinct approaches of two resistence plays: “Death and the Maiden” by Chilean Ariel Dorfman and “Antígona Furiosa” by Argentine Griselda […]

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