Recent Submissions

  • Science Fiction Magnifying Mirrors: Octavia Butler’s Dawn and the Ethics of Genetic Manipulation 

    Sanz Alonso, Irene (Universidade da Coruña, 2008)
    [Abstract] In this paper I deal with Octavia Butler’s novel Dawn and the issue of Science Fiction as a mirror of real situations. I analyze Dawn from an ecocritical approach focusing on how human beings are treated by the ...
  • Ecofeminism: Essentialism, Shared Experience or Quintessential Environmentalism? 

    Flys Junquera, Carmen; Carretero González, Margarita; Villanueva Romero, Diana; Martín Junquera, Imelda; Sanz Alonso, Irene (Universidade da Coruña, 2008)
    [Abstract] Ecofeminism originated in political activism in the late 70s and 80s and only found its way into literary criticism in the 90s. Throughout human history, nature has constantly been feminized and women naturalized, ...
  • “With the World in My Bloodstream”: Thomas Merton’s Wisdom of Love 

    Petisco, Sonia (Universidade da Coruña, 2008)
    [Abstract] This article is a meditation on one of the most significant poems by the American Trappist contemplative Thomas Merton (1915- 1968). Making use of a rich variety of metaphors and symbols taken from both Western ...
  • Non-finality Effects in Middle English Stress: Regularisation or Emerging Grammar? 

    Vázquez González, Nila; Cutillas Espinosa, Juan Antonio; Hernández Campoy, Juan Manuel (Universidade da Coruña, 2008)
    [Abstract] The present paper looks at stress-shifting processes which transformed penultimate stress (pilgrimá:Ze, ‘pilgrimage’) into word-initial stress (pílgrima(:)Z) in Middle English. The change also involved final-vowel ...
  • Representing Trauma in American Women’s Literature 

    Bosch, Marta; Cuenca, Mercè; Miravet, Mónica; Seguro, M. Isabel (Universidade da Coruña, 2008)
    [Abstract] This round table aimed at exploring how different female traumatic experiences have found expression through literature. For that purpose, the session began with an introduction to the question of trauma in the ...

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