Ana González-Rivas Fernández

Ana González-Rivas Fernández
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM · Departamento de Filología Inglesa

Classical Studies & English Studies

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Introduction
Dr. Ana González-Rivas Fernández is currently lecturer in English Studies in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has published a number of articles on English and classical literatures, and she has also participated in various national and international conferences. Her main interests relate to Gothic literature, Comparative literature, Classical Receptions, Myth Criticism, Cultural Transferences, and Intermediality. She is the Secretary of the SELGYC (Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada) and the Secretary of Asteria (International Association of Myth Criticism). She is member of the research projects “Diccionario Hispánico de la Tradición Clásica (DHTC)” (UCM), “Marginalia Classica Hodierna" (UAM) and "Acis&Galatea" (UCM).

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There is no doubt that “Berenice” is one of Poe’s most disturbing stories; much of this disturbance lies upon its “too horrible” subject—Poe’s words—in tune with the aesthetics of the grotesque that were present in certain publications of the nineteenth century. This grotesque component substantially increased the “graphicality” that characterizes...
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Abstract: The myth of Lamia is a story of frustrated mother who never becomes one. This article will examine how modern fiction has recreated this tragedy. I will analyse the novels “By the Pricking of My Thumbs” and “The Woman in Black” and the films “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” “À l’intérieur,” and “Mama.” All these works have an antecedent...
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It is not by chance that Mary Shelley decided to define her renowned doctor Frankenstein as a “modern Prometheus” in the title of the novel that brought her undying fame. Throughout the nineteenth-century, the myth of Prometheus acquired a powerful symbolism and became associated with ideals of social justice and scientific progress. However, along...
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Pliny the Younger’s letter about ghosts (Plin. Ep. 7, 27, 5–11) (1st- 2nd century A.D.) has exerted a great influence on Gothic literature, in which it has been revived in a number of ways. In Bulwer-Lytton’s The Haunted and the Haunters (1859) Pliny’s text is again present in form as well as in content, thanks to a process of literary updating tha...
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En esta comunicación se pretende un estudio sucinto de la relación entre la producción poética de Paul Celan (poesía imaginista, procedente del Surrealismo) y la obra plástica de su esposa, Gisèle Celan-Lestrange, encuadrable en el tachismo y en la abstracción lírica. Nuestra intención es plantear las conexiones entre ambas obras (poética y plástic...
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This article seeks to delimit and define Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s (EBB) type of approach to Latin and Latin literature, drawing on the analysis of her personal library. We will therefore examine EBB’s learning process, bearing in mind both the manuals and academic textbooks she used, as well as the friends and personal connections who guided he...
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This article seeks to delimit and define Elizabeth Barrett Browning's (EBB) type of approach to Latin and Latin literature, drawing on the analysis of her personal library. We will therefore examine EBB's learning process, bearing in mind both the manuals and academic textbooks she used, as well as the friends and personal connections who guided he...
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The figure of Edgar Allan Poe has always been surrounded by controversy, and since the author’s times has attracted criticism as well as praise. In the 21st century the author has already entered the realm of a legend where the circumstances of his death are still shrouded by a cloud of mystery. Poe becomes then the myth of the cursed poet, the tor...
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During the Romanticism the figure of Prometheus went beyond its mythological frame and became a symbol of the new aesthetical and ideological trends that started to emerge in this time. The homonymous play of Aeschylus became a text of reference for the Romantic writers, who regarded it as a reflection of their concerns and their aspirations. The N...
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Human beings have always been fascinated and inspired by the blurred borders that exist between death and sleep. An example of this interest is its presence in mythology, and particularly in Greek-Roman mythology, where Hypnos and Thanatos were twin brothers. The tension created between sleep and death, influenced by both folklore and popular tradi...
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Rivers of ink have flowed concerning Edgar Allan Poe’s life; nevertheless, many facets of this author remain to be discovered. This article will deal with one of the aspects of Edgar Allan Poe that he manifests in some of his poems and tales which, however, have gone all but unnoticed hitherto: Poe as a Latinist, the concrete expression of the conn...
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Ovid is perhaps the most important surviving Latin poet and his work has influenced writers throughout Europe to the present day. This volume presents a groundbreaking series of essays on his reception across Europe in the Middle Ages. The collection includes contributions from distinguished Ovidians as well as leading specialists in medieval Latin...
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El objetivo de la presente tesis doctoral es replantear las relaciones literarias que se establecen entre la literatura grecolatina y la literatura gótica angloamericana, y que aquí se proponen en forma de diálogo. A lo largo de esta tesis se demostrará que en el encuentro entre la literatura gótica y la literatura grecolatina todo es más complejo...
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González-Rivas Fernández Ana (2010) Los clásicos grecolatinos y la novela gótica angloamericana: encuentros complejos [Classical literature and Gothic Fiction: a Complex Encounter]. Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Servicio de Publicaciones. [THESIS DISSERATION]. Summary and Conclusions. Full-Text available at: https://eprints.ucm.es/1219...
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Horace Walpole publicó The Castle of Otranto en 1764, precedida de un prólogo en el que el autor se presentaba a sí mismo como el traductor de un manuscrito encontrado en una biblioteca de Inglaterra. En 1765, y ante el éxito de su novela (hoy considerada como obra fundacional de la ficción gótica), Walpole la reedita, esta vez con un nuevo prólogo...
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In their article "Death and Love in Poe's and Schwob's Readings of the Classics," Ana González-Rivas Fernández and Francisco García Jurado propose that although Gothic literature usually relegates the theme of love to the background, devoting most of its attention to the supernatural and to darkness, there are also literary texts in which love is m...
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A diferencia de la idea que se ha defendido tradicionalmente, la literatura gótica no sólo no es opuesta a la literatura grecolatina, sino que ésta puede llegar a desempeñar un papel central en la narrativa de terror que apareció en Inglaterra a finales del siglo XVIII. Ejemplo de ello es Melmoth, the Wanderer (1820), de Charles Robert Maturin, don...
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El objetivo principal de esta bibliografía es, al igual que en el volumen de 1998 al que suplementa, el de proporcionar a los estudiosos de cualquier disciplina relacionada con la antigüedad clásica un nuevo instrumento de trabajo al que acudir a la hora de localizar los estudios existentes sobre una palabra griega dada, intentando cubrir el incesa...
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En la obra de Frankenstein convergen tres grandes tradiciones (la judía, la clásica y la cristiana) que tienen un motivo en común: la trasgresión. Se trata de un tema propio de la tragedia griega que acabó siendo muy prolífico durante el Romanticismo, pues encaja muy bien con el espíritu de libertad que caracteriza la época y con la exploración del...

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