Spanish history and female characters. Representations of women in Spanish historical fiction

  1. María del Mar Chicharro Merayo 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España


Convergencia: Revista de ciencias sociales

ISSN: 1405-1435

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 77

Pages: 77-98

Type: Article

DOI: 10.29101/CRCS.V25I77.9303 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Web of Science Cited by: 6 (15-09-2023)
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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.34
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.302
  • Article influence score: 0.037
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: SOCIOLOGY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 139/148 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

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  • Year 2018
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.134
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: Social Sciences (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 421/669


  • Social Sciences: B

Scopus CiteScore

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  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.5
  • Area: Social Sciences (all) Percentile: 41

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  • Year 2018
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(Data updated as of 04-04-2023)
  • Total citations: 5
  • Recent citations: 4


This article provides some thoughts on how serialized fiction may be utilized to reconstruct history. More specifically, it considers how some television series have helped to make a re-reading of past Spanish society by focusing on female characters. Three pieces of historical fiction were thoroughly analyzed from a semantic perspective. These series reconstructed different periods in Spanish history ("Amar en tiempos revueltos" [Loving in Troubled Times], "La Señora" [The Lady] and "14 de abril. La República" [April 14, the Republic]. This article holds that these stories articulate an interconnected representation of social change in Spain, with a leading role being allocated to female figures. They depict increasingly empowered women characters who had an increasing presence in the public and, particularly, in the political sphere. Qualitative content analysis was used to unravel the narrative and semantics of these audio-visual texts.

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