ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies

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ISSN / EISSN : 2531-1646 / 2531-1654
Current Publisher: Universidad de Valladolid (10.24197)
Total articles ≅ 35
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Mari´´angel Soláns García
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 33-55; doi:10.24197/ersjes.40.2019.33-55

This paper analyses the way in which the ageing Bruno, the central character of Iris Murdoch´s Bruno´s Dream (1969), approaches his death and confronts the meaning of finitude. His last stage of life is understood as a time of reminiscence that brings up past conflicts. This study offers an opportunity to explore the moral and psychological aspects of guilt, regret and forgiveness, which trigger the process that Robert N. Butler called “life review.” It also aims to examine Murdoch’s philosophical concepts about love and her idea of unself.
Ana María Hornero Corisco
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 97-124; doi:10.24197/ersjes.40.2019.97-124

This paper gives a thorough overview of some of the audiovisual productions made to this day under the auspices of the University of Zaragoza with the aim of disseminating scientific knowledge. It unveils what research groups and audiovisual producers are most active, whether their videos have been translated to English and if so, which translation mode has been chosen. The analysis of a sample taken from the most productive groups reveals that the practices applied in subtitling for parameters like spatial layout, duration, and text editing need to be improved to enable optimal readability and comprehension, and a good international reception of these productions.
Francesca Blanch Serrat
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 11-31; doi:10.24197/ersjes.40.2019.11-31

In 1786 an anonymous correspondent appealed to Samuel Johnson’s biographer James Boswell in the pages of the Gentleman’s Magazine. Behind the pseudonym Benvolio was Anna Seward (1742‒1809), one of the prominent poetical voices of Britain at the time. From 1786‒87 and 1793‒94, Seward and Boswell engaged in a public and gradually acrimonious dispute over Johnson’s reputation. This article argues that at the core of the debates was Seward’s assertion of her literary and critical authority, and I contend that age and gender played key roles in Boswell’s dismissal of Seward’s claim.
Arturo Mora-Rioja
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 57-75; doi:10.24197/ersjes.40.2019.57-75

Nicholson Baker’s The Mezzanine (1988) bends narrative boundaries to the extreme. This article analyses the novel’s postmodern metatextuality, its confrontation of high culture and mass culture, its exploration of recursive thought processes, its inclusion of constantly shifting time references, and the function of its autodiegetic narrator. Special attention is given to the use of the footnote as a narrative device as it allows Baker to develop Gérard Genette’s concept of narrative metalepsis. Because of the unique way these advanced narrative resources are interwoven, the novel deserves wider academic attention as a milestone in contemporary literature in English.
Marisol Morales-Ladrón
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 77-95; doi:10.24197/ersjes.40.2019.77-96

Arguing that critical approaches to urban literature have often undermined the role of rivers, the present analysis will look at the emotional power that the river Liffey brings about in Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s debut novel You (2010). Informed by ecocritical theory, the discussion will tackle issues connected to the effects of urban and semi-urban habitats on the shaping of the individual mind, in a way that will challenge the traditional divide between city and countryside. It will consequently contend that the protagonist’s perception and relation to the places she inhabits can be explained in terms of the notions of topophilia and ecophobia, with the sole purpose of subverting them. The analysis will finally suggest that the comforting sound of whirls, the lulling effect of the current of the river, is the nurturing element that stands between the laws of nature and those of society, blending life with death and allowing the possibility for rebirth.
Sarah M. Abas
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 319-330; doi:10.24197/ersjes.39.2018.319-330

María Mercedes Soto Melgar
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 281-302; doi:10.24197/ersjes.39.2018.281-302

En este artículo se recogen y analizan los préstamos procedentes del inglés que han sido documentados en el habla viva de los pescadores de la provincia de Cádiz. Los anglicismos aquí recogidos pertenecen a la parcela léxica de los artes de pesca empleados por los marineros a lo largo del litoral gaditano. De las 682 voces marineras recogidas durante las entrevistas semidirigidas que realizamos desde La Línea de la Concepción hasta Sanlúcar de Barrameda, veintiuna tienen su origen en lenguas extranjeras como el inglés, el francés, el portugués o el italiano; y nueve de estas son de origen anglosajón.
Burcu Gülüm Tekin
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies pp 303-305; doi:10.24197/ersjes.39.2018.303-305

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