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Resistance and Emancipation

Cultural and Poetic Practices


Edited By Arturo Casas and Ben Bollig

This book is a collection of essays developed from the meetings of the ‘Poetics of Resistance’ network in Leeds (2008) and Santiago de Compostela (2009). The volume contains contributions from an international group of researchers and cultural producers, who are committed to the activation, promotion and analysis of counter-hegemonic practices both in the development and transmission of knowledge and in the emancipatory tools of cultural production. The essays in the collection are written by scholars, activists and artists from around the world and concern subjects as diverse as poetry, film, philosophy, literary theory, plastic arts and television.
The relationship between cultural production and resistance lies at the heart of the book’s concerns. Creativity and its manifestations in art, cultural production and knowledge production are a vital resource for a type of resistance that draws upon the resolve and contribution of the individual to the same degree that it emphasizes the importance of collective reflection and action. The interaction between artistic production, emancipation and resistance therefore cannot be reduced to a commitment to particular ideologies as expressed in art or writing. Rather, the poetics of resistance and emancipation are produced through the negotiation of the subjective and the collective, of reflection and action, and of cultural practices and ideologies.
The volume contains contributions in English and in Spanish.


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Notes on Contributors J. Manuel Barbeito Varela teaches English Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He wrote his PhD on W.H. Auden. His edited books include, among others: Paradise Lost: The Word, the World, the Words (1991); Modernism, Modernity, Postmodernism (2000); Feminism, Aesthetics and Subjectivity (2001); and, with others, National Identities and European Literatures (2008). He is the author of El individuo y el mundo moderno (2004) and Las Brontë y su mundo (2006). He is currently editing a book to be titled The Order of Ghosts. Ben Bollig is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds. He has published Néstor Perlongher: The Poetic Search for an Argentine Marginal Voice in 2008 (University of Wales Press) and his second monograph, Modern Argentine Poetry: Displacement, Exile, Migration, is forthcoming, also with the University of Wales Press. He edited, with Pablo San Martín, a bilingual (Spanish–English) collection of Saharaui resistance poetry, and his two-volume bilingual collection of translations of contemporary Argentine poetry was published by Eloísa Cartonera in 2010. He is an editor of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and the Literary Encyclopedia. Arturo Casas is Profesor Titular of Literary Theory at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is a member of the international network Poetics of Resistance. His main fields of study are: cultural and political action during Spain’s Second Republic and the Republican exile; modern and postmodern aesthetic thought; contemporary essayistics; the debate on literary...

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