Laura Alvarez Trigo

Laura Alvarez Trigo
University of Alcalá | UAH · Benjamin Franklin North American Studies University Research Institute

Doctor of Philosophy

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My primary research focuses on how media theory informs the literary style of postmodern American authors as well as contemporary audiovisual production. This interest in media originates in my undergrad studies in Communication and transverses all of my projects, which cover varied fields such as audiovisual studies, popular culture, and gender studies.

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The concept of home has strong psychological and emotional implications. It has been studied from various perspectives in many different fields. From a mainly sociological standpoint the connotations of this idea center on feelings of security and control, of permanence, continuity and refuge from the outside world; but it also brings to mind more...
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This past year, opinions have steadily accumulated around an increasingly polarizing term: “cancel culture”. Nowadays, whenever a celebrity is involved in a controversy—often related to sexual misconduct or the poor treatment of minorities—, the word “cancelling” inevitably appears on social media. This article explores the cultural origins of the...
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In Don DeLillo's Americana (1971) and Point Omega (2010) the ubiquity of mass media manifests in the characters' desire to represent their lives and consciousness on screen, with the hope of faithfully communicating it. In both these novels, film is not only present in the form of references to directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Alfred Hitchcock...
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The witch figure in popular culture has often been a symbol associated with subversion and women’s independence. Based on Matilda Joslyn Gage’s exploration of the role of Church and State on the limitation of women’s freedom, and Silvia Federici’s work on the prosecution of the witches as patriarchal oppression, I investigate the ability of the TV...
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This article shows how, in order to construct its persuasive message, the Netflix docudrama The Social Dilemma establishes a storyline that relies on a traditional understanding of direct media effects, as well as on a cinematic approach inspired by videogame narratives. The main objective of this article is to analyze how the film, thanks to these...
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Xavier Aldana Reyes is Reader/Associate Professor in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University and a founder member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. He is author of Gothic Cinema (2020), Spanish Gothic (2017), Horror Film and Affect (2016) and Body Gothic (2014), and editor of Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edin...
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Anya Heise-von der Lippe is assistant lecturer with the chair of Anglophone Literatures and teaches English Literature and Culture at the University of Tübingen, Germany. After completing her PhD with a dissertation on Monstrous Textualities (published by UWP in June 2021), she has recently started a new research project on Romanticism and Climate...
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This work looks at She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Stevenson 2018-2020) as a case study to explore how remakes made for digital TV can offer an intersectional outlook on society that goes hand in hand with a preoccupation for empathy and affect. The changes made in the series, as it compares to the original TV show, represent a challenge to the...
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This article examines fans’ actions as performative activism and explores their potential success on digital platforms. The analysis begins by considering how online activism has developed throughout the last decade, moving from a predominant hope in the potential of digital environments for effective political changes toward the superficiality of...
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Nadín Ospina (1960) is a Colombian artist who gained prominence during the early 2000s with pieces representing cartoons and toys from US popular culture (such as Bart Simpson and Mickey Mouse) in the style of pre-Columbian art. This combination of traditional art style and mass culture references is a clear example of contemporary critical thinkin...
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Nadín Ospina (1960) es un artista colombiano que ganó prominencia durante los 2000 con obras que representaban juguetes y personajes de la cultura popular estadounidense (como Bart Simpson y Mickey Mouse) hechas en estilo precolombino. Esta combinación de arte tradicional y cultura de masas es un claro ejemplo del pensamiento crítico contemporáneo:...
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This article looks at how reggaeton songs reflect the tradition where they come from by continuing to use its characteristic lingo and cultural references, but also how the genre is currently searching for new types of discourse that fit into the different sensibilities of international contemporary audiences. I argue that Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo So...
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lvarez Trigo, Laura y Miranda Rodríguez, Carla. "El drag más allá del lip-sync: análisis de la producción audiovisual de Jinkx Monsoon", en Enrique Encabo (ed.). Más allá de la pantalla: música, sonido, imagen. elpoblet edicions, 2018. Libro electrónico. ISBN: 978-84-945025-5-2. El drag más allá del lip-sync: Análisis de la producción audiovisual d...
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La percepción del tiempo a través del lenguaje en Ted Chiang y Don DeLillo Resumen En la ficción a menudo el lenguaje funciona como una herramienta a través de la cual podemos crear una historia alternativa en oposición al poder establecido. Encontramos en el relato de Ted Chiang Story of your life (1998) y en The Body Artist (2001) de Don DeLillo...
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This paper will analyze the potential of enclaves in Don DeLillo’s fiction, focusing on his third novel Great Jones Street, 1973. The presentation discusses issues that arise from notions of space and individual relationships with it, both physical and socially constructed. I examine DeLillo’s representation of city space, personal relationships wi...

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PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The project is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. Research blog https://popmec.hypotheses.org