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This is the first genre study of child-starred cinemas from Spain. It illuminates continuities in the political use of the child protagonist in over fifty years of Spanish cinema and how the child-starred genres deploy the concept of childhood to retrospectively define the nation and its future.
From Francoist popular to oppositional auteur films, and including Spanish and Latin American cinema, this monograph examines commonalities in aesthetics, narratives and genre functions. It demonstrates the impact of these narratives within Spanish film history and Francoist biopolitics, as well as providing a broader transatlantic perspective on the genre in select productions from Chile and Argentina.
About the Author
Erin Hogan is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Hogan's scholarship on the construction of childhood in Hispanic literary, visual and cinematic arts since the eighteenth century has appeared in 'Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas', 'Hispanic Research Journal' and 'The Comparatist', along with edited volumes.