Abstract: Crosses, Bodies and Food in the Representation of the Mayan Ritual Space. This paper is about the symbolism of the cross in the Mayan world, from the plastic manifestations of the pre-Hispanic era to modern syncretic significance. Soon associated with the Christian cross by the first European conquers, the recurrence of the cross in the Mayan cultural universe demonstrates its importance and role in the organization of ritual space. From the foliate crosses wich mark the center of the universe, even the green crosses dressed with huiples and adorned by flowers, this symbol represents the intersection of possibilities and the center of human energy. The cross allows communication between different dimensions and is a ritual space sign. For this reason, the objects in Maya ritual tables follow a quadripartite arrangement of space and mark the cosmic orientation. I will examine the multiple meanings of the Mayan cross, the values inherited from pre-Hispanic past and modern syncretic conceptions.
Key words: Mayan cross – Symbolism of the cross – The Mayan ritual space – Syncretism in Mayan culture.
Alessandra Ghezzani, La traduzione dei «raros» come studio culturale
Riassunto: Tradurre i Raros di R. Darío, raccolta di saggi che ha giocato un ruolo di centralità nel processo di importazione in America Latina del simbolismo, ha comportato un lavoro rigoroso e approfondito di ricostruzione dell’universo di letture e riferimenti che soggiacciono alle sagaci e colte chiose dell’autore. Il presente articolo intende mettere a fuoco i punti nodali di quel processo mostrando quanto, e in che modo, le indagini e gli affondi nell’universo culturale dariano funzionali alla traduzione abbiano contribuito a comprendere le forme e i modi di quell’importazione.
Parole chiave: R. Darío – Los raros – Simbolismo – Traduzione – Studio culturale.
Gloriantonia Henríquez, Amor y erotismo en los «sonetos de uso doméstico» de José Coronel Urtecho
Abstract: Love and Eroticism in the «Sonetos de uso doméstico» by José Coronel Urtecho. The Sonetos de uso doméstico by the Nicaraguan poet José Coronel Urtecho, which is enshrined this article, is a particular poetic exercise within the set of his poetry and in the context of literary trends of his time, inclined rather to the shapes of the vanguards. The aim of this study is to provide some lights from an hermeneutic perspective on the aesthetics and meaning of the text, open to the movements that come and go from the interior and exterior space into a structure of horizon, whose notion serves as a pivot and from which also we investigate the poetic motivations of love and eroticism; for what we followed Octavio Paz proposals on the topic. From this double perspective, we seek to identify the classic structure of the texts and its referential wealth in order to show that they form a polyphonic display that is extraordinary in their time and context.
Key words: «Structure of Horizon» – Love – Eroticism – Classical Sonnets.
Abstract: From the “audiencia de los confines” to the ‘audiencia de los márgenes’. The Theatre of the Memory of Jorgelina Cerritos. The present work offers an analysis of the play La audiencia de los confines. Primer ensayo sobre la memoria (staged and published in 2013) by Salvadorian playwright Jorgelina Cerritos. As the subtitle suggests, the play is the first part of a trilogy which focuses on the reclamation of historical as well as individual memory. In this first “attempt”, Cerritos stages History, Memory and Truth, whose articulation appears to be the necessary path for building a renewed space for cohabitation and sharing. Reclaiming memory thus acquires ethical implications, as argued by Paul Ricoeur, whose elaborations on history, memory and recognition provide the theoretical framework for this paper. Moreover, my analysis will engage with the theatrical dimension of the play, focusing on the written text, with its dialogues and stage directions, as well as on its staging. As the fractures and continuities between the text and its performance trigger a radical change in its reception, I will also analyze the reader and the audience’s aesthetic experience, considering it as a dynamic process.
Key words: Jorgelina Cerritos – Salvadorian literature – Theatre – Memory
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