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Voices from the periphery: representations of the marginalised female immigrant in the new Spain (2000-2017)

Whatley, Niven (2018) Voices from the periphery: representations of the marginalised female immigrant in the new Spain (2000-2017). In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2018, 13th June 2018, University of Birmingham . (Unpublished)



In spite of a move to democracy in Spain, immigrant female representation in recent cultural publication is still predominantly that of the exotic, pathetic or visually fetishistic and specters of paternalism remain in the sociological mind-set. My research reflects on Spanish immigration law, postmillennial literature and film, discourse analytics, gender history and women's writing in Spain, with a view to establishing how the liminal immigrant female is imagined and represented in an EU-minded postmodern Spain and whether notable indications of progress are visible. In my thesis I consider: contrasting filmic/ literary representations of female immigrants from China, Latin America and Africa; gender space, identity and social capital; and the limitations of maternity, sexuality and 'otherness.' To set this against the current socio-literary milieu, I explore how key philosophical interpretations may be applied or contradicted in relation to specifically female immigration works.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, Department of Modern Languages
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Public's Choice Winner. Supervisor: Miss Lorraine Ryan and Prof Francis Lough

Date:13 June 2018
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2018
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
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Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3128

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