Beatriz Oria

Beatriz Oria
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Department of English and German

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Beatiz Oria is Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Zaragoza (Spain), where she teaches Film Analysis. Her primary areas of interest include film, gender, feminism, and cultural studies and her current research focuses on contemporary romantic comedy.

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First broadcast on HBO in 1998, Sex and the City quickly became a mainstream success. Following four women who navigate the promise and peril of social, political, and sexual relationships in New York, the series caused a stir in the popular media. Academia also responded with a remarkable body of criticism for such an apparently trivial program. B...
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The acute processes of globalisation at the turn of the century have generated an increased interest in exploring the interactions between the so-called global cultural products or trends and their specific local manifestations. Even though cross-cultural connections are becoming more patent in filmic productions in the last decades, cinema per se...
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Ever since Brian Henderson famously diagnosed the death of romantic comedy in 1978 there have been numerous attempts to “kill” the genre. In view of its apparent lack of popularity in the 2010s, scholars and popular culture writers are proclaiming, once more, its demise. This article aims to question this view, arguing that the genre is alive and w...
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This essay identifies a new tendency in contemporary US romantic comedy that is especially prevalent in the independent sector: the “self-centered rom-com”. It argues that this trend can be read as a symptom of a crisis of romantic love in the early twenty-first century, deploying sociological theory on contemporary romantic suffering as theoretica...
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This article highlights the importance of media representations in the construction of contemporary notions of intimacy by exploring the treatment of five central topics in Master of None (Netflix, 2015- ): the cynical disbelief in traditional romantic myths such as “The One” or of Happily Ever After, which – paradoxically – does not deter individu...
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Este artículo presenta una experiencia piloto en el uso de Edmodo como herramienta de enseñanza de idiomas a nivel universitario. A través de esta plataforma se ha creado un espacio de telecolaboración entre estudiantes de la Universidad de Zaragoza (España) y de la Universidad Maria Curie-Skłodowska (Polonia). Con una metodología de aprendizaje ba...
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Todo curso de idiomas exitoso debería comenzar con una identificación de las metas de los alumnos y un análisis de sus necesidades comunicativas presentes o futuras para ayudarles a alcanzar esas metas. En cuanto a la enseñanza de la lengua inglesa en el Centro Universitario de la Defensa, hemos identificado que el libro de texto propone un inglés...
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Este artículo de divulgación habla de cómo Netflix está favoreciendo el resurgir de la comedia romántica. http://theconversation.com/netflix-y-el-renacimiento-de-la-comedia-romantica-117431
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The importance of New York in Sex and the City (HBO, 1998-2004) is explicitly acknowledged in its very title. The opening credits already announce that “the City” is going to play an essential role in the series, virtually becoming its fifth character. The aim of this article is to discuss Sex and the City’s representation of New York, which is cle...
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The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed the rise of the Hollywood “homme-com,” a romantic comedy cycle primarily focused on the male half of the couple. This essay explores Spanish cinema's take on this emergent genre, interrogating contemporary notions of Spanish national identity and masculinity along the way.
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ex and the City is well-known for its uninhibited approach to female sexuality and its cynical view of contemporary relationships. While the former is undeniable, the show’s skepticism in matters of the heart is not so straightforward. This article argues that the show’s apparently cynical view of love actually betrays a deep wish to believe in the...
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Pedagogical research on higher education during the last decade has been mainly concerned with fostering an educational model in accordance with the recommendations of the Bologna Declaration of 1999. However, despite the remarkable progress that has been made so far, the students’ future employability is still seriously curtailed by an excessively...
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Very few contemporary TV series allot greater importance to its location than Sex and the City does. Not in vain, the "City" is explicitly mentioned in the show's title, coming only second after "sex". This article aims to explore the series' representation of New York as a blissful city to live in. With this purpose, it draws a comparison with Los...
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This article aims to evaluate the implementation of a pilot Peer Mentoring programme targeted at master level at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). In order to assess the project, two surveys were conducted among the participants by the end of the academic year: one addressed to students and another one addressed to mentors. The findings of this s...
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The aim of this article is to reflect on how cinematic representations of Scotland shape our image of the country. Far from offering realistic portrayals of the Scottish identity, most films depicting Scotland today still dwell on the clichés and stereotypes traditionally associated with this nation, thus perpetuating its dreamlike image and immers...
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This paper analyses Another Woman, one of Allen’s serious films of the eighties, in the light of two genres traditionally associated with the expression of female subjectivity: melodrama and the woman’s film. Taking into account these genres’ conventions, I explore the issues of identity crisis and female repression under patriarchy through an anal...

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