Novia Pagone is a visiting assistant professor of Spanish at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Her current research focuses on questions of mediation and female political subjectivity during twentieth-century political transitions in the literature and journalism of Spain and Argentina. Her general research and teaching interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century Spanish and Catalan literature, journalism, and film.
Left: Rosa Motero, photo by Violeta Lama. Right: Empar Moline, photo by Jordi Play.
Of the many trends in literary journalism today, the use of humor to convey sociocultural critiques continues to be one of the major forces in work by Spanish women.
The tradition of literary journalism in Spain stretches back to at least the nineteenth century, when Mariano José de Larra regularly wield...