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Legacies of War and Dictatorship in Contemporary Portugal and Spain

by Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (Volume editor) Catherine O'Leary (Volume editor)
©2012 Edited Collection XVIII, 270 Pages

Summary

This multi-authored volume offers the first extensive exploration of cultural memory in Portugal and Spain, two countries that are normally studied in isolation from one another due to linguistic divergences. The book contains an important theoretical survey of cultural memory today and a comparative analysis of the historical background influencing studies of memory in the Iberian Peninsula. It includes the work of eleven specialists on contemporary Spanish and Portuguese history, culture and literature and establishes a series of parallel themes that lace the chapters together: resistance; literary and popular representations of the figure of the dictator; gender; intergenerational links and changing paradigms of war stories; and the performance of memory. The essays gathered here will be of interest to scholars of both national cultures as well as those concerned with issues of memory, trauma and the historical legacy of war and dictatorship.

Details

Pages
XVIII, 270
Year
2012
ISBN (PDF)
9783035301984
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039118724
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0353-0198-4
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (February)
Keywords
literary and popular representations of the figure of the dictator historical legacy of war and dictatorship contemporary Spanish and Portuguese history, culture and literature Jaime Nogueira Pinto's portrait of Salazar Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. XVIII, 270 pp.

Biographical notes

Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (Volume editor) Catherine O'Leary (Volume editor)

Alison Ribeiro de Menezes is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese at University College Dublin. Catherine O’Leary is Lecturer in Spanish at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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Title: Legacies of War and Dictatorship in Contemporary Portugal and Spain