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The Spanish Civil War

Exhuming a Buried Past

While the intricate relationship between history, memory, and representation is of central concern in contemporary society in general, it is perhaps more alive in Spain than in any other European country. The seventy-fifth anniversary of the Spanish Civil War has reignited interest in this field. The Spanish Civil War: Exhuming a Buried Past features cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on the political, historical, cultural, and literary legacy of the Spanish Civil War by a mixture of new and leading scholars from Europe, North America, and New Zealand.

256 pages | 5 color plates, 12 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2013

Iberian and Latin American Studies

History: European History

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
      Anindya Raychaudhuri

1. Franco, the Catholic Church and the Martyrs
      Julián Casanova
2. American Women and Anti-fascism in the Spanish Republican Relief Campaigns, 1936–1939
      Eric R. Smith
3. Forgotten Names, Remembered Faces—The Bookshop Manager
      John D. Mehta
4. At Their Most Vulnerable: The Memory of British and Irish Prisoners of War in San Pedro de Cardeña
      David Convery
5. The Tragic Exodus: Málaga, February 1937
      Andrés Arenas and Enrique Girón
6. (Per)Forming Historical Memories of the Spanish Civil War: Leaving Monuments for Magazines
      Clare Wydell
7. The Spanish Civil War and the Politics of Affectivity in the New Millennium: La guerra de esquelas as an Act of Memory
      Helena López
8. Battles of the Past: The Siege of the Alcázar of Toledo in Collier’s Weekly
      Mercedes Aguirre
9. Dust to Dust: Symbolism of Earth in the Memorialisation of the Spanish Civil War
      Anindya Raychaudhuri
10. ‘Grieving in a New Way for New Losses’: British Elegies on the Spanish Civil War
      Patricia Rae
11. ‘It’s the Art of Always Falling on Your Feet!’ Exile, Communism and Memories of the Spanish Civil War in the Writing of Jorge Semprún
      Stephen Hopkins
12. Remembering the Spanish Civil War in Fiction: Dulce Chacón’s La voz dormida and Ángeles Caso’s Un largo silencio
      Sarah Leggott
13. Dangers and Insights: Auden’s ‘Spain’
      Edward Quipp
14. Inspired Neglect? Three Fascist Artists of the Spanish Civil War
      Rob Stradling
15. A New Reality: Anarchism and Visual Culture in Twentieth-century Spain
      Sharif Gemie


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