29/01/2020

In the nineteenth episode of Pop Culture Trenches, Diego and Elisa take the oporunity of that we find ourselves in the anual award time to reflect on what they mean today for the validation of the mainstream culture by delivering all kinds of awards. 

Bibliography:

Privatizar la cultura (Chin-tao Wu):
https://www.revistadelibros.com/articulos/la-privatizacion-de-la-cultura-segun-chin-tao-wu

Is politics getting in the way of assessing which films are actually good? (Jessa Crispin):
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/13/little-women-joker-stop-seeing-important-mediocre-films

Jane Austen es de marujas, la escritora moderna y progresista es George Eliot (Paula Corroto):
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/13/little-women-joker-stop-seeing-important-mediocre-films

Entrevista a Cristina Morales, Premio Nacional de Narrativa 2019 (redacción):
https://www.lavanguardia.com/cultura/20191208/472116593213/entrevista-cristina-morales-premio-nacional-narrativa-2019-xavier-ayen-video-seo-ext.html

Graphic Novels Are Comic Books, But Gentrified (Alexander Dunst):
https://jacobinmag.com/2019/12/graphic-novels-comic-books-gentrification

22/01/2020

In the eighteenth episode of Pop Culture Trenches, Diego and Elisa analyse the phenomenon of the cute, topical interest by the appeareance of Simon May's book The power of cute de and the character of Baby Yoda in the TV show The Mandalorian

Bibliography:

The power of cute, Simon May:
http://www.alphadecay.org/uploads/books/samples/253/original/Elpoderdelocuqui.pdf

Hello Kitty puede ser siniestra y Donald Trump mono, Carmen López:
https://www.eldiario.es/cultura/libros/Cuqui-Hello-Kitty-Donald-Trump_0_972553067.html
Cómo la estética infantiloide conquistó el planeta, Quico Alsedo:
https://www.elmundo.es/papel/lifestyle/2019/12/06/5de904e6fc6c83a00c8b4649.html

Why You Can’t Help But Love Baby Yoda, Kyle McGovern:
https://www.vulture.com/2019/12/baby-yoda-adorable-science.html

Representación, autoría y estrategias queer en el cómic contemporáneo, Arrate Hidalgo y Elisa McCausland:
https://www.tebeosfera.com/documentos/representacion_autoria_y_estrategias_queer_en_el_comic_contemporaneo.html

Filosofía, porno y gatitos, Stoya:
https://www.orcinypress.com/producto/filosofia-porno-y-gatitos/



22/01/2020

In the seventeenth episode of Pop Culture Trenches, Diego and Elisa discuss the critical situation of what has traditionally come to be called high culture, and the relationship between the reach of its end and the rise of popular culture. 

Bibliography:

Alta cultura descafeinada, Alberto Santamarina:
Vuelta de siglo. Bolívar Echeverría:
El fin de la alta cultura. Luis Antonio de Villena:
I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain. Martin Scorsese:
18/10/2019

In the sixteenth episode of Pop Culture Trenches, Diego and Elisa address the memesis in the contemporary popular culture, which has replaced the appeal to the quote with the clonning thereof. What possible explanations does this ubiquitous trend have? To what extent it supposes a creative limitation, and, to what extent a search of own paths wich has a fisrt scale in the appropiation of what already exists?

Bibliography:
Joker: First Look Review:
https://lwlies.com/festivals/joker-venice-film-festival-review-joaquin-phoenix-todd-phillips/
Pierre Menard, author of el Quijote: una reflexión sobre la práctica del comentario textual:
https://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/4786999.pdf
The Future of Writing in the World of Artificial Intelligence:
https://writingcooperative.com/the-future-of-writing-in-the-world-of-artificial-intelligence-9ca9b6babb9c
Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq54v/why-is-ai-generated-music-still-so-bad

26/09/2019

In the fifteenth episode of Pop Culture Trenches, Diego and Elisa approach the related phenomena of manga and anime, which constitude one of the liveliest expressions of popular culture and which for a few years now, have acquired unprecedented legitimacy.We wonder about the past and present of both media and the evolution of the culture which involves them, the otaku culture.

Bibliography:

Osamu Tezuka: A Manga Biography:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Osamu_Tezuka_Story:_A_Life_in_Manga_and_Anime
Eroguro: Horror y erotismo en la cultura popular japonesa:
http://satoriediciones.com/libros/eroguro/
Permitted and prohibited desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan:
https://books.google.es/books?id=ZBuAkps4jkUC&printsec=frontcover&hl=es#v=onepage&q&f=false
Ukiyo-e, World War II, and Walt Disney: The Influences on Tezuka Osamu’s Development of the Modern World of Anime and Manga:
http://fansconf.a-kon.com/dRuZ33A/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/27-Ukiyo-e-WWII-and-Walt-Disney.pdf
Peregrinar al mundo del manga:
https://www.elcorreo.com/planes/viajes/internacionales/peregrinos-manga-japon-otaku-20190103224955-ntrc.html
Superflat o el carácter híbrido de la cultura japonesa según Takashi Murakami:
https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/ANHA/article/view/41569/39915
Ero-guro-nansensu: manga y modern girls en el Japón de entreguerras:
https://revista.tebeosfera.com/documentos/ero-guro-nansensu_manga_y_modern_girls_en_el_japon_de_entreguerras.html
La Era Showa y el Grupo del 24: Las mangakas de la Modernidad:
https://revista.tebeosfera.com/documentos/la_era_showa_y_el_grupo_del_24_las_mangakas_de_la_modernidad.html
Deseos permitidos, deseos prohibidos. Elisa McCausland en Comic Esenciales 2018:
https://www.jotdown.es/2019/04/comics-esenciales-2019/