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McClennen, Sophia A.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 3,759 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ7081, 860.9980904
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sophia A McClennen
The Generation of '72 : Latin America's forced global citizens by Sophia A McClennen( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative cultural studies and Latin America( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialectics of exile : nation, time, language, and space in Hispanic literatures by Sophia A McClennen( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative cultural studies of Latin America : CLCWeb annual 2 by Sophia A McClennen( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The volume is the second annual of "CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, a thematic volume with selected papers from material published in the journal in volumes 3.1-4 (2001) and 4.1-4 (2002), edited by Sophia A. McClennen and Earl E. Fitz. The genesis of the texts in the volume is in the growing conviction of the editors that, given its vitality and excellence, Latin American literature deserves a more prominent place in comparative literature publications, curricula, and disciplinary discussions. The editors argue that there still exists, in some quarters, a lingering bias against literature written in Spanish and Portuguese, and that by embracing Latin American literature more enthusiastically, comparative literature in the context of comparative cultural studies would find itself reinvigorated, placed into productive discourse with a host of issues, languages, literatures, and cultures that have too long been paid scant attention in its purview. Following an introduction by the editors, the volume contains papers by Gene H. Bell-Villada on the question of canon, by Gordon Brotherston and Lucia de Sa on the first peoples of the Americas and their literature; by Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez on the Latin American novel of the 1920s; by Roman de la Campa on Latin American studies; by Earl E. Fitz on Spanish American and Brazilian literature; by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria on Latin American and comparative literature; by Sophia A. McClennen on comparative literature and Latin American studies; by Alberto Moreiras on Borges; by Julio Ortega on the critical debate about Latin American cultural studies; by Christina Marie Tourino on Cuban Americans in New York City; by Mario J. Valdeson the comparative history of literary cultures in Latin America; and by Lois Parkinson Zamora on comparative literature and globalization. Compiled by Sophia A. McClennen, the volume also contains a bibliography of scholars
Representing humanity in an age of terror by Sophia A McClennen( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the context of critical dialogues about the war on terror and the global crisis in human rights violations, authors of the collected volume Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror, edited by Sophia A. McClennen and Henry James Morello, ask a series of questions: What definitions of humanity account for the persistence of human rights violations? How do we define terror and how do we understand the ways that terror affects the representation of those that both suffer and profit from it? Why is it that the representation of terror often depends on a distorted (for example, racist, fascist, xenophobic, essentialist, eliminationist) representation of human beings? And, most importantly, can representation, especially forms of art, rescue humanity from the forces of terror or does it run the risk of making it possible? The authors of the volume's articles discuss aspects of terror with regard to human rights events across the globe, but especially in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Their discussion and reflection demonstrate that the need to question continuously and to engage in permanent critique does not contradict the need to seek answers, to advocate social change, and to intervene critically. With contributions by scholars, activists, and artists, the articles collected here offer strategies for intervening critically in debates about the connections between terror and human rights as they are taking place across contemporary society. The work presented in the volume is intended for scholars, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, in fields of the humanities and social sciences including political science, sociology, history, literary study, cultural studies, and cultural anthropology." "The articles move deftly between high theory and practical politics, guiding the reader through an impressive range of material (poetry, prose, music, film, and photography) with broad historical scope (the French Revolution, post-World-War II decolonization, the "Global War on Terror")--all the while retaining a strong sense of cohesion and unity of purpose. This is a spirited collection, simultaneously provocative and rigorous. It is not only an urgent appeal for engaged public scholarship, but also a first-rate example of it--James Dawes, Macalester College" "Some suggest that comparative literature is a dead discipline. This book proves them wrong by showing the engaged responsiveness of post-contemporary comparativism to current social and political problems. Rather than fashioning itself as an alibi for Western imperialism, the volume reveal the emerging role of comparative literature and comparative cultural studies as an active agent in progressive social understanding and change--particularly in an "age of terror."--Jeffrey R. Di Leo, University of Houston-Victoria"--Jacket
The Routledge companion to literature and human rights by Sophia A McClennen( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to this emerging field, offering a broad overview of human rights and literature while providing innovative readings on key topics. The first of its kind, this volume covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines between the social sciences and humanities. Sections cover: - subjects, with pieces on subjectivity, humanity, identity, gender, universality, the particular, the body; - forms, visiting the different ways human rights stories are crafted and formed via the literary, the visual, the performative, and the oral; - contexts, tracing the development of the literature over time and in relation to specific regions and historical events; - impacts, considering the power and limits of human rights literature, rhetoric, and visual culture. Drawn from many different global contexts, the essays offer an ideal introduction for those approaching the study of literature and human rights for the first time, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in new directions for future scholarship"--
Is satire saving our nation? : mockery and American politics by Sophia A McClennen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does satire strengthen or weaken public perceptions of politics? While political satire is nothing new, talk shows and news parody shows have taken this form of entertainment to new--and arguably powerful--heights. As the social media savvy millennial generation enters the voting pool, they continue to redefine notions of engaged citizenship and activism. Referencing scholarship on the state of democracy and media, McClennen and Maisel examine the critical potential of satire and the satirists most prominent in the nation today. They show us that one thing is certain: post-9/11 satire exercises tremendous influence on public opinion and is shaping a new version of US democracy. -- Back cover
America according to Colbert : satire as public pedagogy by Sophia A McClennen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer--all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features of The Colbert Report, America According to Colbert offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11"--
Neoliberalism, education, and terrorism : contemporary dialogues by Jeffrey R Di Leo( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and Latin American cinema : towards a new critical paradigm by Sophia A McClennen( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying the case of Latin American cinema, this book analyzes one of the most public - and most exportable- forms of postcolonial national culture to argue that millennial era globalization demands entirely new frameworks for thinking about the relationship between politics, culture, and economic policies. Concerns that globalization would bring the downfall of national culture were common in the 1990s as economies across the globe began implementing neoliberal, free market policies and abolishing state protections for culture industries. Simultaneously, new technologies and the increased mobility of people and information caused others to see globalization as an era of heightened connectivity and progressive contact. Twenty-five years later, we are now able to examine the actual impact of globalization on local and regional cultures, especially those of postcolonial societies
Ariel Dorfman : an aesthetics of hope by Sophia A McClennen( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical introduction to the life and work of the internationally renowned writer, activist, and intellectual Ariel Dorfman
Colbert's America : satire and democracy by Sophia A McClennen( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? This text claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer--all at the same time. Offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11
The debt age( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, by some of the most distinguished public intellectuals and cultural critics in America explores various dimensions of what it means to live in the age of debt. They ask, what is the debt age? For that matter, what is debt? Is its meaning transhistorical or transcultural? Or is it imbued in ideology and thus historically contingent? What is the relationship between debt and theory? Whose debt is acknowledged and whose is ignored? Who is the paradigmatic subject of debt? How has debt affected contemporary academic culture? Their responses to these and other aspects of debt are sure to become required reading for anyone who wants to understand what it means to live in the debt age
Henry Green / James Kelman / Ariel Dorfman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and literary forms( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative cultural studies and Latin America( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Building civil society in the context of long-term violence and displacement : lessons from Bogotá, Colombia by Greg Hitz( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Market Realism : Neoliberalism and Latin American Literary Movements after the Boom by Andres Amerikaner( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the final decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first, Latin American authors scrambled to build a viable market presence after the unprecedented success of the Latin American Boom, represented by canonical figures such as Gabriel Garca Mrquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. While tales of suffering at the hands of cruel dictators set in isolated jungle locales still attracted a healthy readership, these writers attempted to push back against the tropes of magical realism in search of an alternate voice that might connect with domestic and global audiences. This dissertation explores three such efforts in inter-American fiction of the period, attempting to answer the question: How do you construct a literary generation in the age of neoliberalism? I begin by analyzing the McOndo movement, led by the Chilean writer Alberto Fuguet in the mid 1990s. Its name is a play on Garca Mrquezs fictional town of Macondo from One Hundred Years of Solitude. McOndian stories are set in societies permeated by hegemonic cultural forces seeping in from the North, where local particularities take a back seat to globalized reality. Then, I trace the rise of what I call the M.F.A. generation, a cohort of foreign-born, U.S.-educated writers led by Junot Daz and Edwidge Danticat. Their narratives are directly born out of the expansion of U.S. Latino/a Studies and the legacy of multiculturalism, and their notoriety peaks in 2007 with the publication of Dazs Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Finally, I consider the case of the misfits: authors such as Roberto Bolao and Martn Rejtman who evade easy classification, often frustrating audiences and critics but attaining visibility through a reputation for resistance and integrity.In mapping each groups careful navigation of genre, discourse and ideology, I outline market-driven responses to neoliberalisms privatization of public space, as well as multiculturalisms thrust toward strategic essentialism. Is it possible to assemble a readerly community without overt self-labeling? Can unmarketability become a marketing tool itself? And how might this alter the future trajectory of Latin American representation?
Classical conjunctions : the Greco-Roman tradition in Latin America by Germán Campos-Muñoz( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The gothic tradition in Spanish America by Jose Jyoti Alvarez( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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