About the Author

Danae Gallo González

E-Mail: danae.gallo-gonzalez@romanistik.uni-giessen.de

Website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/romanistik/LitKul/pers/wima/gonzalez

Dr. Danae Gallo González is research associate in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures and Literatures at the Institut für Romanistik (JLU Giessen). Her work has focused on gender and queer studies and exilic life writing in contemporary Spain, and on cultural memory on the Spanish Civil War, Franco’s dictatorship, and the Spanish transition to democracy in various media. Her book, ¡Recuerda! Scribo ergo sum(-us): La escritura del yo de los exiliados politicos de la Guerra Civil en la Argelia colonial, is forthcoming from Iberoamericana Vervuert. She has also lead interdisciplinary research groups working on the concepts of identity and alterity at the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture. She is currently interested in the politics of (auto-)representation of colored bodies in contemporary audiovisual products of Brazil and the Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean.

Contributions by Author: Danae Gallo González

On Alterities 1968 Newsreels

The focus of the fourth issue of On_Culture is the presentation of ‘alterity’ in newsreels. [1] The concept of ‘alterity’ has different meanings, and one of the objectives of this volume is to explore the multiplicity of its usages, as well as some relational, moral, and ethical aspects of the understanding of Othernesses. Following the approach of the study of culture, ‘alterity’ could broadly be defined as “culturally determined perceptions of differences.” [2] […]

Politics and Political Alterity in the Spanish NO-DOs of 1968

Dealing with newsreels today, in the flowering of the digital era, might deem some-how antique, worn out, and/or old-fashioned. The triumphalist orchestral music and the enthusiastic prosody of the voiceover superimposed on grainy, black-and-white footage certainly transposes the spectator to the past. In Spain’s case, this footage can even trigger unpleasant Proustian memories, since NO-DOs (from Noticiarios [News] and Documentales [Documentaries]) are closely associated with Franco’s dictatorship (1939–1975).