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Smith, Paul Julian

Overview
Works: 34 works in 292 publications in 5 languages and 8,515 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PN1998.3.A46, 860.93538
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Julian Smith
Writing in the margin : Spanish literature of the Golden Age by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire unlimited : the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last decade, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Academy Award-winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In. Though they are ambitious and varied in style, each is a distinctive innovation on the themes that have defined his work. Desire Unlimited is the classic film-by-film assessment of Almodóvar's oeuvre, now updated to include his most recent work. Still the only study of its kind in English, it vigorously confirms its original argument that beneath Almodóvar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker whose work deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness"--Page 4 of cover
The body Hispanic : gender and sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American literature by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre of García Lorca : text, performance, psychoanalysis by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Theatre of Garcia Lorca offers radical new readings of his major plays, drawing on cultural studies, women's and gay studies, psychoanalysis, and previously unexamined archival material. It provides fascinating historical accounts of productions in different times and places, from New York in the 1930s to Madrid in the 1980s. It also juxtaposes Lorca with major figures such as Gregorio Maranon, Langston Hughes, Andre Gide, and Lluis Pasqual, enabling us to see his theater in a new light. In addition, the book presents a new psychoanalytic reading of the plays that returns to Freud's early clinical texts."--Jacket
Representing the other : "race", text, and gender in Spanish and Spanish American narrative by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Entiendes? : queer readings, Hispanic writings( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moderns : time, space, and subjectivity in contemporary Spanish culture by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Moderns offers a radically new account of the rich and varied culture of contemporary Spain. It focuses on three intellectuals who chronicle contemporary life; three filmmakers who engage with the many nationalisms of the Spanish state; and three crucial topics that are expressed in many media (the replaying of history, the rise and fall of the city, and the practice of everyday life). This book is also the first to draw on theorists of the intellectual field, the production of space, and the arts of bricolage (Pierre Bourdieu, Henri Lefebvre, and Michel de Certeau)."--Jacket
Laws of desire : questions of homosexuality in Spanish writing and film, 1960-1990 by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length study of homosexuality in contemporary Spanish writing and film. Prof. Smith charts the varying representations of the feminist or gay "self" in autobiographical texts by Chacel, Goytisolo, and Terenci Moix; goes on to offer radically new readings of trilogies by Goytisolo and Tusquets, the major novelists of homosexual desire in Spain, in the light of French theorists Hocquenghem and Wittig; and finally, offers a broadly historical account of Eloy de la Iglesia and Pedro Almodóvar, the two major gay auteurs of post-Franco film. Particular attention is paid to their use of cinematic form, and the book ends with an analysis of Almodóvar's ¡Átame! (Tie me up! Tie me down!)--a film which exemplifies the main argument of the book: that homosexuality is no unitary phenomenon, but rather a historical and libidinal construct inevitably inflected by gender, class, and regional identity.--From publisher description
Amores perros by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amores Perros (2000), directed by first-time film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu, with its intersecting storylines and treatment of urban violence and decay, kick-started the Latin American film renaissance. It was the first Mexican film for generations to achieve major international success, winning many awards, including the Critics' Prize at Cannes. An edgy, complex and sometimes shocking view of life, love and death in the most populous metropolis on the planet, Amores Perros achieves the rare feat of speaking to an international audience while never oversimplifying its local culture." "In the first book-length study of this remarkable film, Paul Julian Smith opens up that culture, revealing the film's relationship to television soap operas, pop music and contemporary debates about what it means to be Mexican. Having researched into the production records and interviewed key personnel, he also shows how the film came to be such a success before going on to analyse how its outstanding acting, music and cinematography combine to create 'a uniquely powerful work in world cinema'."--Jacket
Desire unlimited : the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With four additional chapters and original film stills, this new edition is the only study of its kind in English. The author argues that beneath Almodovar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker who deserves to be taken seriously
Contemporary Spanish culture : TV, fashion, art, and film by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Going beyond the field of cinema, in which Spain is an acknowledged leader, Paul Julian Smith examines new developments in television, where original and innovative series drama has recently blossomed. He also explores Spanish fashion, where 'classic' design is married to high tech production and distribution." "Two aspects of Spanish visual art are considered: the career of Miquel Barcelo, global artist and pure painter, and Basque conceptual art which, through photography and installation, puts a new spin on international questions of gender and sexuality." "Finally, Contemporary Spanish Culture examines Catalan independent cinema and the most recent work of Spain's best known director, Pedro Almodovar, who has resurrected a genre long considered dead: the art movie." "This innovative new book provides an ideal introduction for undergraduates and will be essential reading for those working in Hispanic studies, cultural studies, and film."--Jacket
Vision machines : cinema, literature, and sexuality in Spain and Cuba, 1983-93 by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last decade, visibility and sexuality have become a major theme in Spanish and Cuban cinema, literature and art. This book explores this development in the light of contemporary history and recent theoretical accounts of sight by writers, including Paul Virilio and Teresa de Lauretis
Spanish visual culture : cinema, television, internet by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the impact of contemporary visual culture in Spain, this text includes essays on the growth of the Internet, the influence of television and the international reach of cinema
Art and literature in Spain, 1600-1800 : studies in honour of Nigel Glendinning( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New hispanisms : literature, culture, theory( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish screen fiction : between cinema and television by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that cinema and television in Spain only make sense when considered together as twin vehicles for screen fiction. The Spanish audiovisual sector is now one of the most successful in the world, with feature films achieving wider distribution in foreign markets than nations with better-known cinematic traditions and newly innovative TV formats, already dominant at home, now widely exported. Beyond the industrial context, which has seen close convergence of the two media, this book also examines the textual evidence for crossover between cinema and television at the level of narrative and form
Television in Spain : from Franco to Almodóvar by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the first of its kind, gives close readings of TV programmes broadcast from the 1970s to the present day. They embrace drama, comedy, and talk/reality shows and are currently available on DVD. It also treats the obsessive theme of television in Almodóvar, Spain's most celebrated film director, arguing for a re-reading of his work in the light of TV studies. In addition to analysing particular programmes, this book examines TV channels, production companies, governments, and the role of the press, academy, and audience
Quevedo, El buscón by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quevedo on Parnassus : allusive context and literary theory in the love-lyric by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican screen fiction : between cinema and television by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mexican cinema is booming today, a decade after the international successes of Amores perros and Y tu mamá también. Mexican films now display a wider range than any comparable country, from art films to popular genre movies, and boast internationally renowned directors like Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Guillermo del Toro. At the same time, television has broadened its output, moving beyond telenovelas to produce higher-value series and miniseries. Mexican TV now stakes a claim to providing the most dynamic and pervasive national narrative. This new book by Paul Julian Smith is the first to examine the flourishing of audiovisual fiction in Mexico since 2000, considering cinema and TV together. It covers much material previously unexplored and engages with emerging themes, including violence, youth culture, and film festivals. The book includes reviews of ten films released between 2001 and 2012 by directors who are both established (Maryse Sistach, Carlos Reygadas) and new (Jorge Michel Grau, Michael Rowe, Paula Markovitch). There is also an appendix that includes interviews carried out by the author in 2012 with five audiovisual professionals: a feature director, a festival director, an exhibitor, a producer and a TV screenwriter."--Page 4 of cover
 
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The theatre of García Lorca : text, performance, psychoanalysis
Alternative Names
Smith, Paul

Smith, Paul J.

Smith, Paul J. 1956-

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Desire unlimited : the cinema of Pedro AlmodóvarThe body Hispanic : gender and sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American literatureThe theatre of García Lorca : text, performance, psychoanalysis¿Entiendes? : queer readings, Hispanic writingsThe moderns : time, space, and subjectivity in contemporary Spanish cultureAmores perrosDesire unlimited : the cinema of Pedro AlmodóvarContemporary Spanish culture : TV, fashion, art, and film