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Postales turísticas en la narrativa, el cine y otros discursos mediáticos contemporáneos en la República Dominicana

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dc.contributor.advisor Flesler, Daniela en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Burgos Lafuente, Lena en_US
dc.contributor.author corniel lineweaver, Zaida Maribel en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:53:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:53:20Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77689 en_US
dc.description 225 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract of the Dissertation Postales turísticas en la narrativa, el cine y otros discursos mediáticos contemporáneos en la República Dominicana by Zaida Corniel Lineweaver Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Languages and Literature Stony Brook University 2015 In this dissertation I examine representations of the relationship between local inhabitants and tourists in literature, film and media of the Dominican Republic. I explore the concept of “contact zones†(Mary Louis Pratt) in reference to tourism, and how the tourist industry reshaped national spaces bringing displacement and creating new borders inside the nation. I also analyze literary representations of the Dominican diaspora looking back at the Dominican Republic when travelling there as tourists, and ask whether “imperial eyes†are sometimes present in this travel narratives. I also show how, since the late 1990’s, the neo-colonial discourse that surfaced through touristic propaganda has been challenged by writers and artists who are returning the gaze through performance, movies, drawings, and literary texts. In Chapter One I analyze the tourist gaze and displacement through the first magazine in this field, Bohío, which reproduces a colonial discourse in order to sell the country as a paradisiacal place, linking the arrival of tourism with the conquistadores. I also analyze the short-story collection Emoticons by Aurora Arias, and the novel Sueños de Salitre by Carmen Imbert Brugal. In Chapter Two, I analyze Junot Díaz’s novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Nelly Rosario’s Song of the Water Saints to explore how the diaspora’s homecoming destabilizes the dominant narrative of the Dominican nation. In Chapter Three I examine the sexualization of the Caribbean body and space, and some of the artistic challenges to this sexualization and appropriation that have appeared in the last few years in film and visual art. I include the movies Sanky Panky I and II, directed by José Enrique Pintor, the performances The More I Dance and The Land Columbus Loved Best by Nicolás Dumit Estévez and Grrrringo, by the Swiss artist Ingo Giezendanner, a drawing collection that chronicles a tour between New York, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso es en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caribbean studies en_US
dc.subject.other gender, migration, race, Tourism en_US
dc.title Postales turísticas en la narrativa, el cine y otros discursos mediáticos contemporáneos en la República Dominicana en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Vernon, Kathleen en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Pérez Melgosa, Adrián en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Martínez San Miguel, Yolanda. en_US

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