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Jo Labanyi; Elena Delgado; Helena Buffery; Kirsty Hooper; Mari Jose Olaziregi
Modern Literatures in Spain
Optional Fields
Spanish literature; cultural studies; Catalan literature; Basque literature; Galician literature; literary historiography
Engaging critically with the concept of the “national”, Modern Literatures in Spain traces the uneven institutionalization of Spain’s diverse literatures in a context of Castilian literary hegemony, as well as examining literary production by Spaniards outside of Spain. The thematically organized chapters explore literary constructions of subjectivity, gender and sexuality; urban and rural imaginaries; intersections between high and popular culture; and the formation of a public sphere. Throughout, readings are attentive to the multiple ways in which literature serves as a barometer of cultural responses to historical change. An introduction to major historical debates as well as an original analysis of key texts, this book is important reading for students and scholars with an interest in the literatures and cultures of Spain.
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