"El poder de los sentidos en El señor Liberto y los pequeños placeres (Ana Serret, 2017): representaciones de la subjetividad e identidad en las personas con alzhéimer."

Translated title of the contribution: The power of senses in Mr Liberto and the small pleasures (Ana Serret, 2017): representations of personhood and identity in people living with Alzhéimer.

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Abstract

Audiovisual texts have generally represented Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a negative way due to its medicalization and the importance that the Cartesian binary mind/body still has in our contemporary society. The prevalence of the mind over the body provokes fear about the memory loss linked to AD and results in the stigmatization of people living with AD, who are depicted as the living dead. Through the analysis of the Spanish documentary film by Ana Serret El señor Liberto y los pequeños placeres (2017), this essay explores a different way of depicting the life experience of the person with AD. It analyzes issues such as bodily communication through the senses and gestures, the persistence of habits and pleasures, as well as how the experience of time and space is presented on screen. The analysis of cinematographic techniques --the use of a static camera, the preponderance of long sequences and direct cuts, etc. sheds light on a new way of looking at the person with AD that highlights his/her selfhood.
Translated title of the contributionThe power of senses in Mr Liberto and the small pleasures (Ana Serret, 2017): representations of personhood and identity in people living with Alzhéimer.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)51-68
JournalBulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020

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Keywords

  • dementia
  • documentary film
  • selfhood
  • Identity

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    • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    The Youthful Structure of the Look

    Medina, R., 9 May 2019, Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Gu, D. & Dupre, M. (eds.). Springer, 3 p.

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  • Cinematic Representations of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Medina, R., Aug 2018, first ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 219 p.

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    • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

    CinemAGEnder: How Hispanic Cinemas Visualize Sexuality and Memory in Old Age

    Raquel Medina (Speaker)

    4 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Otro modo de mirar al Alzheimer: los placeres del señor Liberto

    Raquel Medina (Speaker)

    3 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Ageing and Dementia in Film

    Raquel Medina (Lecturer)

    21 Nov 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

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