Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain focuses exclusively on manifestations of lesbian cultures and identities in contemporary Spain. Bringing together key essays from a range of international scholars, this anthology of critical essays examines the changing cultural, sociological and political landscape of Spain at the turn of the millennium. The essays in the first section of the book focus on the realities of lesbian lives and looks at how Spanish lesbian identities are constructed through language and the media. The essays in the second section analyze contemporary lesbian identities as manifested in novels and short stories published since the late 1980s by authors such as Carme Riera, Lola van Guardia, Flavia Company and Mabel Galan.
Nancy Vosburg is professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Jacky Collins is senior lecturer in Spanish Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Representation and the Politics of Visibility Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Transitions and Representations of Lesbianism in the Spanish Media Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Living Out/Off Cueca Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Politics and Language: The Representation of Some "Others" in the Spanish Parliament Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Lesbian Literary Identities in the Chueca Book Business Part 8 Part II Chapter 9 Chapter 6: "Sisters are Doing It for Themselves": Lesbian Identities in Contemporary Spanisih Literature Chapter 10 Chapter 7: "All L Breaks Loose": Lola Van Guardia's Lesbian Trilogy Chapter 11 Chapter 8: The Aesthetics of Murder in Carme Riera's "Gloria": Writing Sexually Subversive Violence Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Flavia Company: From Lesbian Passion to Gender Trouble