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Abstract

Por el cielo y más allá invites the reader to reflect upon populist discourses paving the way for discrimination and marginalization; especially those aimed at a different gender, ethnic group, national origin or even an academic sub-specialty. Those who were persecuted in the past are now the ones harassing, and use the ambiguity of words as their tool. Words, in turn, enslave but also help set the others free. The memories of those marginalized are perpetuated through education, letters, poems and songs. They oppose the official discourse and invite the reader to avoid monolithic discourses and embrace tolerance and diversity.

Bio Note

Emilio Ramon is a Professor at the Universidad Catolica de Valencia, Spain, where he is in charge of the UCV-US Program. He also worked for ten years American Universities (Siena College, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston) and was also a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (Spain), and at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Elche (Spain)

His main research interest is to see to what extent those holding some kind of power, economic, political, patriarchal, etc. exert it on those others who are, more often than not, voiceless. That has led him to carry out most of his research in two literary genres which share a common ground: the historical and the detective novels.

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