Affective Landscapes

Affective Landscapes

Representations of Terrorism and Violence by Basque Female Authors

Cristina Ortiz Ceberio, María Pilar Rodríguez

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Affective Landscapes: Representation of Terrorism and Violence by Basque Female Authors draws from contemporary social and cultural theory of affect to analyze the Basque Country’s political violence since the birth of the terrorist organization E.T.A. The study focuses on how this violence has been represented in contemporary works of literature and cinema authored by women and examines the alternative means these authors use to examine political violence from a gendered perspective. The artistic works analyzed in this volume highlight the connection between violence and the production of specific affective states; these authors’ stories illustrate the pernicious effects that violence has for human relationality and social bonds. As such, the study provides new readings of seminal works authored by Basque women during this period of violence and, in doing so, it renders a much-needed contribution to the place that their artistic productions have in providing a novel understanding of the Basque political reality. The study presents a groundbreaking analysis to understand the centrality of affect as a unique prism to approach violent contexts, to present different affirmations of the "political," and to bring to light social dynamics otherwise unnoticed.


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Cristina Ortiz Ceberio:

Cristina Ortiz Ceberio (PhD, University of Cincinnati) is a Professor of Humanities and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she coordinates the Spanish and Latin American Studies program. She was the recipient of the Patricia W. Baer Professorship in Education (2015-2019). Ortiz Ceberio has numerous articles published on issues of gender and nationalism in peer-reviewed journals in Europe and the United States. Among the most recent publications are "Relatos parciales: Visiones de Estados Unidos desde el nacionalismo vasco" in Resistiendo al Imperio: Nuevas aproximaciones al antiamericanismo desde el siglo XX hasta la actualidad (Misael Arturo Lopez Zapico and Irina A. Feldman, Eds., 2019) and Ellas cuentan: Representaciones artísticas de la violencia en el País Vasco desde la perspectiva de género (with Maria Pilar Rodriguez, 2020).

María Pilar Rodríguez is a Professor in the Department of Communication of the University of Deusto (Spain) and Director of the PhD program in Leisure, Culture and Communication for Human Development. She holds a PhD from Harvard University. Until 2002 she taught at Columbia University in New York. She has published extensively on literature, film, culture, gender studies and Basque and Hispanic studies. She is the Principal Investigator of the Communication Research Team of Universidad de Deusto, recognized and funded by the Basque Government. She is regularly invited to teach in North American universities such as Dartmouth College, University of Chicago and Columbia University. She was one of the Jurors of the National Essay Prize (2018) awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. She has authored six books and has published 75 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed European and North American journals.

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Cristina Ortiz Ceberio (PhD, University of Cincinnati) is a Professor of Humanities and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she coordinates the Spanish and Latin American Studies program. She was the recipient of the Patricia W. Baer Professorship in Education (2015-2019). Ortiz Ceberio has numerous articles published on issues of gender and nationalism in peer-reviewed journals in Europe and the United States. Among the most recent publications are "Relatos parciales: Visiones de Estados Unidos desde el nacionalismo vasco" in Resistiendo al Imperio: Nuevas aproximaciones al antiamericanismo desde el siglo XX hasta la actualidad (Misael Arturo Lopez Zapico and Irina A. Feldman, Eds., 2019) and Ellas cuentan: Representaciones artísticas de la violencia en el País Vasco desde la perspectiva de género (with Maria Pilar Rodriguez, 2020).

María Pilar Rodríguez is a Professor in the Department of Communication of the University of Deusto (Spain) and Director of the PhD program in Leisure, Culture and Communication for Human Development. She holds a PhD from Harvard University. Until 2002 she taught at Columbia University in New York. She has published extensively on literature, film, culture, gender studies and Basque and Hispanic studies. She is the Principal Investigator of the Communication Research Team of Universidad de Deusto, recognized and funded by the Basque Government. She is regularly invited to teach in North American universities such as Dartmouth College, University of Chicago and Columbia University. She was one of the Jurors of the National Essay Prize (2018) awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. She has authored six books and has published 75 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed European and North American journals.

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