Camino Real Award The Camino Real Award was introduced in 2012, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute (1987), to recognize the professional work of Spaniards who prominently and exemplary project and enhance the positive image of Spain in the United States. Read more >
Spanish Migration to the United States, 1880-1940 The main objective of this project is to study the Spanish migration to the United States between 1880 and 1940 from the exploitation of the microdata from the United States censuses carried out between these dates. This data has recently been digitalized and harmonized by the University of Minnesota. Read More >
Francisco Sáez de Adana, nuevo director del Instituto Franklin-UAH En las elecciones celebradas el pasado jueves 25 de abril de 2019, el Consejo Académico del Instituto Franklin-UAH eligió por unanimidad al Dr. Francisco Sáez de Adana Herrero, catedrático del Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación de la Universidad de Alcalá, como nuevo director del Instituto Franklin-UAH. Leer más >

Camino Real Journal


Theory as Interruption: What Inter(re)feres

Author: Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius Monographic: Volume 10. Number 13

This essay explores the production of knowledge, pedagogical practices and theoretical maneuvers inspired by Anzaldúa’s work. In particular, it delves into the construction of pedagogical imperatives (pedagogies of wonder/wander and of interruption) inside the classroom, which travel and expand to be in contact with social urgencies, as Anzaldúa advices.

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Anzaldúa: Authentic Leadership and Indigenous Feminismo in the XXIst Century

Author: Isabel Dulfano Monographic: Volume 10. Number 13

This paper posits that twentyfirst century indigenous activists −authentic leaders− continue along the Borderlands territory as they embrace a key non-Western ingredient of their epistemology, Kawsay (good life), pertaining to a wide spectrum of linguistic, environmental, physical, social, political, and cultural trespasses toward collective good.

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Gloria Anzaldúa y el giro descolonial desde la frontera para el mundo

Author: María del Socorro Gutiérrez Magallanes Monographic: Volume 10. Number 13

This essay proposes a decolonial turn around the register of the political and the epistemic. Based on Anzalduan notions, the author understands that a turn like the linguistic, the cultural and the decolonial, in this case, is in part a way of fighting for the cultural fields of signification and the signifying subject’s movement and agency. Thus, a decolonial / decolonizing turn is not only a disruption for the senses, it is also an epistemological shift, a change of consciousness in the authors and in the readers.

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Pensamiento y práctica transfronterizos

Author: Romana Radlwimmer Monographic: Volume 10. Number 13

This essay discusses how Anzaldúa’s border thought has changed since her first publications in the 1980s and her last texts, written shortly before her passing in 2004. Furthermore, it sounds out how different practices have interpreted Anzaldúa’s theory, contributing to and reinforcing transborder thinking in diverse media and formats.

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Queeremos a Gloria Anzaldúa: Identity, Difference, New Tribalism, and Affective Eco-Dialogues

Author: Carolina Núñez-Puente Monographic: Volume 10. Number 13

This arcticle states that Anzaldua’s queer way of feeling-thinking-being marked the style, themes, and goals of her oeuvre; furthermore, given her ability to go beyond binary oppositions by means of articulating difference in an affective, dialogical, and ecofeminist fashion, Anzaldua must be considered a posthumanist philosopher.

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A Contextual Interpretation of This Bridge Called My Back: Nationalism, Androcentrism and the Means of Cultural Representation

Author: Tereza Jiroutová Monographic: Volume 10. Number 13

Gloria Anzaldúa’s and Cherríe Moraga’s important contribution to women of color feminism, the anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) and Anzaldúa’s masterpiece Borderlands/La Frontera – The New Mestiza (1987) represented a significant milestone for the evolution of contemporary Chicana literature. This essay proposes to contextualize Gloria Anzaldúa’s and Cherríe Moraga’s revolutionary approach and expose its theoretical and activist depth that has impacted both Chicana writing and –more broadly– contemporary feminist thought.

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El arte de resistencia contra las marginaciones en la voz de una cubano-estadounidense

Author: Agustín de Jesús Monographic: Volume 9. Number 12

This article dialogues, transdisciplinarily, with the idea of art of resistance, seen from the perspective of James C. Scott. While he presents it in a relationship of verticality, given between the elite and its subordinates, from the political and infra-political activity of the dominated against hegemonies, this study proposes to extend the criterion to one of social activism that incorporates resistance to all kinds of marginalization, not only political, but also sexual, economic or racial, among others.

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Negociando en la TV: Miami y La Habana

Author: Amauri Gutiérrez Coto Monographic: Volume 9. Number 12

This article analyzes the survival of bufo (farcical or comic) theater dramatic mechanisms in Miami television programming, specifically on channel América TV. It discusses the stereotype of the repartero as a part of the popular culture in Cuba after the Cold War, and his representation in Miami cultural production. Additionally, the essay examines the gender imaginary associated with political satire and the re-significations emanating from popular music in the context of humorous parodies pertaining to diplomatic negotiations between the governments of Cuba and the United States.

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Major General Carlos Roloff Mialofsky: A Polish Mambí in the USA

Author: José B. Fernández Monographic: Volume 9. Number 12

With the exception of Dominican Generalissimo Máximo Gómez, no other foreign-born hero of Cuba’s War for Independence is so admired and beloved by Cubans as Major General Carlos Roloff Mialofsky, “The Polish Mambí.” This article examines Roloff’s activities in the United States, organizing Cuban expatriates prior to and during the War of Independence (1895-1898).

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The Strange Case of Narciso: Cirilo Villaverde’s Politics

Author: Diana Álvarez Amell Monographic: Volumen 9. Número 12

The political views and actions of Cirilo Villaverde have received short shrift in contemporary scholarship. While much critical work has been devoted to the racial conundrum in Cecilia Valdés, to a large measure it has omitted analysis of the author’s views on the wider issue of Cuba’s political fate. Notwithstanding Villaverde’s active involvement as a political actor, the ideas vehemently expressed in his political writings, he has been often identified, without great scrutiny to his writings, as an anexionista, in large part due to his association with Narciso López. Reading Villaverde’s writings, as well as those of other Cuban political actors of the time, makes the historical confusion that surrounds López and Villaverde’s political beliefs perplexing.

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“Sliding Into the Beyond”: On Testimonio in the Cuban Diaspora

Author: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera Monographic: Volume 9. Number 12

In addition to providing an overview of the debate on how to address testimonial writing as a literary genre, the purpose of this essay is to contribute to this ongoing dialogue through a discussion of the collection of testimonial expressions ReMembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora.

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Jacksonville Cubanía in James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) and Along This Way (1933)

Author: Gregory Helmick Monographic: Volume 9. Number 12

The nineteenth-century Cuban population of Jacksonville, Florida, is featured in various texts from the island which portray Cuban Jacksonville as an essentially homogeneous émigré community defined in terms of nationalist politics and an “expiration date”: the compromised national independence of 1902. This article proposes that James Weldon Johnson, in his works The Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man (1912) and Along This Way (1933), applied and further developed his experience with Jacksonville cubanía well into other aspects of his career after having left Florida.

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