Date of Degree

2-2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures

Advisor

Silvia Dapia

Committee Members

Isolina Ballesteros

Oswaldo Zavala

Subject Categories

Spanish Literature

Keywords

Sara Ahmed, Comparative Literature, Affects, Fear, Happiness, DIsgust

Abstract

This dissertation proposes an affective reading of contemporary Spanish literature whose topic is the third Balkan War. On the one side, it aims to showcase the political role of affects (fear, happiness and disgust) when representing the "other". On the other side, how Spanish public sphere has used the Balkans as a mirror to refer to Spanish political context.

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