Entangling and Disentangling the Future of Memory in Contemporary Spain

Date/Time: Wed 16 Aug / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Building S, Room 901, Monash University Caulfield Campus

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Entangling and Disentangling the Future of Memory in Contemporary Spain

Keynote Speaker: Alison Ribeiro de Menezes

This talk examines the state of play regarding memory of the Civil War and Franco dictatorship in contemporary Spain. It seeks to disentangle the various aspects influencing the emergence and early configuration of memory debates, and then to explore how unexpected new entanglements emerged in the wake of the 2007 economic crisis. The questions of who remembers, when and why are closely related to understandings of the present and visions of the future as much as to discussions over the past, yet this dynamic is often forgotten in studies of memory in Spain.

Keynote Speaker:
Alison Ribeiro de Menezes is founding Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick and Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. She has written widely on contemporary Spanish and Portuguese culture, including books on the novelists Juan Goytisolo and Carmen Martín-Gaite. Her most recent book is Embodying Memory in Contemporary Spain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Current research interests focus on cultural memory in Argentina and Chile. She is PI on the AHRC-funded project, Chilean Exiles and the World University Service, examining both refugee policy in the UK and Chilean memories of exile following the 1973 Pinochet coup.

For further information please contact:
Dr Stewart King 

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