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¿PERO TÚ QUÉ TE HAS CREÍDO, QUE LA GUERRA ES UNA BROMA?; LA SERIEDAD DEL HUMOR EN DIFERENTES REPRESENTACIONES CULTURALES DE LA GUERRA CIVIL ESPAÑOLA; WHAT DO YOU THINK, THAT WAR IS A JOKE? THE SERIOUSNESS OF HUMOR IN CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Soriano, Maria Jesus Lopez

University of Kentucky 2016

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  • Title:
    ¿PERO TÚ QUÉ TE HAS CREÍDO, QUE LA GUERRA ES UNA BROMA?; LA SERIEDAD DEL HUMOR EN DIFERENTES REPRESENTACIONES CULTURALES DE LA GUERRA CIVIL ESPAÑOLA; WHAT DO YOU THINK, THAT WAR IS A JOKE? THE SERIOUSNESS OF HUMOR IN CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
  • Author/Creator: Soriano, Maria Jesus Lopez
  • Publisher: University of Kentucky
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Subjects: Film And Media Studies ; Spanish And Portuguese Language And Literature
  • Description: This dissertation analyzes selected pieces of work related to the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) produced during the twenty-first-century as cultural artifacts to be considered in their historical and socio-political context. Specifically, my dissertation focuses on the relationship between the way the conflict is depicted and the message it conveys. Parting from the premise that there has been an overproduction of lieu de mémoire that has transformed the Spanish war into a cultural trend, the civil war-esque, I study a number of humor works. Precisely, these humorous works deconstruct such trend by considering its most common characteristics: the use of metafiction and nostalgia. The Introduction presents the socio-political situation of contemporary Spain, the civil war-esque trend, and different categories of humor. In the first chapter I focus on the TV-series Plaza de España (2011). By combining the theoretical framework of the sitcom and the Critical Analysis of Discourse, I demonstrate that the program reinforces the official message in regard to the Spanish recent past. In the second chapter I examine the novel La comedia salvaje (2009) by José Ovejero. This parody, understood by the lens of Bakhtin, invites the readers to be skeptical about what they know and what they...
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.13023/ETD.2016.032