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Smith, Paul Julian

Overview
Works: 43 works in 328 publications in 5 languages and 9,201 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, htt, Other, Commentator, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PN1998.3.A46, 860.93538
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Julian Smith
Desire unlimited : the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed critical analysis of Spain's most famous and controversial filmmaker
¿Entiendes? : queer readings, Hispanic writings by Emilie L Bergmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"¿Entiendes?" is literally translated as "Do you understand? Do you get it?" But those who do "get it" will also hear within this question a subtler meaning: "Are you queer? Are you one of us?" The issues of gay and lesbian identity represented by this question are explored for the first time in the context of Spanish and Hispanic literature in this groundbreaking anthology.Combining intimate knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures with contemporary queer theory, these essays address texts that share both a common language and a concern with lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Using a variety of approaches, the contributors tease the homoerotic messages out of a wide range of works, from chronicles of colonization in the Caribbean to recent Puerto Rican writing, from the work of Cervantes to that of the most outrageous contemporary Latina performance artists. This volume offers a methodology for examining work by authors and artists whose sexuality is not so much open as "an open secret," respecting, for example, the biographical privacy of writers like Gabriela Mistral while responding to the voices that speak in their writing. Contributing to an archeology of queer discourses, ¿Entiendes? also includes important studies of terminology and encoded homosexuality in Argentine literature and Caribbean journalism of the late nineteenth century.Whether considering homosexual panic in the stories of Borges, performances by Latino AIDS activists in Los Angeles, queer lives in turn-of-the-century Havana and Buenos Aires, or the mapping of homosexual geographies of 1930s New York in Lorca's "Ode to Walt Whitman," ¿Entiendes? is certain to stir interest at the crossroads of sexual and national identities while proving to be an invaluable resource
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 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 591 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
Spanish screen fiction : between cinema and television by Paul Julian Smith( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 555 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
Representing the other : "race", text, and gender in Spanish and Spanish American narrative by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amores perros by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 479 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
The moderns : time, space, and subjectivity in contemporary Spanish culture by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 457 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 )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 448 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
Dramatized societies : quality television in Spain and Mexico by Paul Julian Smith( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last decade Spain and Mexico have both produced an extraordinary wealth of television drama. Drawing on both national practices of production and reception and international theories of textual analysis this book offers the first study of contemporary quality TV drama in two countries where television has displaced cinema as the creative medium that shapes the national narrative
Spanish lessons : cinema and television in contemporary Spain by Paul Julian Smith( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though unjustly neglected by English-language audiences, Spanish film and television not only represent a remarkably influential and vibrant cultural industry; they are also a fertile site of innovation in the production of "transmedia" works that bridge narrative forms. In Spanish Lessons, Paul Julian Smith provides an engaging exploration of visual culture in an era of collapsing genre boundaries, accelerating technological change, and political-economic tumult. Whether generating new insights into the work of key figures like Pedro Almodovar, comparing media depictions of Spain's economic woes, or giving long-overdue critical attention to quality television series, Smith's book is a consistently lively and accessible cultural investigation
Vision machines : cinema, literature, and sexuality in Spain and Cuba, 1983-93 by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 349 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 )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 335 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
Mexican screen fiction : between cinema and television by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 292 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
Television in Spain : from Franco to Almodóvar by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 267 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
New hispanisms : literature, culture, theory( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quevedo, El buscón by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer Mexico : cinema and television since 2000 by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer Mexico: Cinema and Television since 2000 provides critical analysis of both mainstream and independent audiovisual works, many of them little known, produced in Mexico since the turn of the twenty-first century. In the book, author Paul Julian Smith aims to tease out the symbiotic relationship between culture and queerness in Mexico. Smith begins with the year 2000 because of the political shift that happened within the government-the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was voted out of national office after over seventy years in power. Judicial and social changes for LGBT Mexicans came in the wake of what was known at the time as simply "the change" ("el cambio") at the start of the millennium, bringing about an increased visibility and acknowledgment of the LGBT community
Spanish practices : literature, cinema, television by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the interaction of three media in contemporary Spain. Focusing on some of the best known and important books, feature films, and television series in the country, it addresses three pairs of linked issues central to Hispanic studies: history and memory, authority and society, and genre and transitivity
Quevedo on Parnassus : allusive context and literary theory in the love-lyric by Paul Julian Smith( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The theatre of García Lorca : text, performance, psychoanalysis
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¿Entiendes? : queer readings, Hispanic writingsThe body Hispanic : gender and sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American literatureThe theatre of García Lorca : text, performance, psychoanalysisSpanish screen fiction : between cinema and televisionAmores perrosThe moderns : time, space, and subjectivity in contemporary Spanish cultureVision machines : cinema, literature, and sexuality in Spain and Cuba, 1983-93Spanish visual culture : cinema, television, internetTelevision in Spain : from Franco to Almodóvar
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