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The Transatlantic Ballad of "Delgadina": from Medieval Spain to Contemporary Cuba

The Transatlantic Ballad of "Delgadina": from Medieval Spain to Contemporary Cuba THE TRANSATLANTIC BALLAD OF "DELGADINA": FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN TO CONTEMPORARY CUBA Sarah Portnoy Los Angeles, California incest ballad of medieval origin that still survives in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, serves as a cultural portrait of traditional societies and analyzes why women may identify with a tragic figure like Delgadina; in the second half, I examine die children's song version of This two-part study discusses how "Delgadina", a father-daughter "Delgadina", explaining how Cuban children appropriated this propose that while ballads such as "Delgadina" seemingly reflect and reinforce a male-centered system of values, when examined within their cultural and historical contexts, they may also be understood to subvert those norms. medieval Iberian ballad and adapted its setting to their own milieu. I The continued ability of die Romancero, the pan-Hispanic ballad tradition, to transcend time and space led me to investigate how it has survived and transformed in Latin America. In 2001, I decided to do fieldwork in Cuba, a country explored by Columbus during the height of the Hispanic ballad's popularity and, more recendy, isolated by decades of poverty and American foreign policy - factors that made it a fruitful destination for research on oral traditions. During the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures La corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

The Transatlantic Ballad of "Delgadina": from Medieval Spain to Contemporary Cuba

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La corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture
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Abstract

THE TRANSATLANTIC BALLAD OF "DELGADINA": FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN TO CONTEMPORARY CUBA Sarah Portnoy Los Angeles, California incest ballad of medieval origin that still survives in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, serves as a cultural portrait of traditional societies and analyzes why women may identify with a tragic figure like Delgadina; in the second half, I examine die children's song version of This two-part study discusses how "Delgadina", a father-daughter "Delgadina", explaining how Cuban children appropriated this propose that while ballads such as "Delgadina" seemingly reflect and reinforce a male-centered system of values, when examined within their cultural and historical contexts, they may also be understood to subvert those norms. medieval Iberian ballad and adapted its setting to their own milieu. I The continued ability of die Romancero, the pan-Hispanic ballad tradition, to transcend time and space led me to investigate how it has survived and transformed in Latin America. In 2001, I decided to do fieldwork in Cuba, a country explored by Columbus during the height of the Hispanic ballad's popularity and, more recendy, isolated by decades of poverty and American foreign policy - factors that made it a fruitful destination for research on oral traditions. During the

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La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and CulturesLa corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

Published: Apr 4, 2007

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