New Spain, New Literatures

Ed. Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

This volume, which includes essays on Catalonia, the Basque country, and Galicia, and literature written by African immigrants, focuses on issues of "difference" that are at the center of current debates in Spain and elsewhere—the emergence of minoritzed literatures, multilingualism and identity, new relationships between culture and institutions, the negotiation of historical memories, the connections between migrations and the redefinition of nationhood, and the impact of global trends on local symbolic systems.

Contemporary Spanish Literatures: Enduring Plurality
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Part I. New Mappings/ New Cartographies

  1. On Rivers and Maps: Iberian Approaches to Comparatism
    Enric Bou
  2. Peripheral Being, Global Writing: The Location of Basque Literature
    Mari Jose Olaziregi
  3. Galician Writing and The Poetics of Displacement: Ramiro Fonte’s A rocha dos proscritos
    Kirsty Hooper
  4. Memory and Urban Landscapes in Contemporary Catalan Theater
    Jennifer Duprey
  5. The New Capital of Spanish Literature: The Best Sellers
    Maarten Steenmeijer

Part II. Institutions and Literatures

  1. A Hispanist’s View of Changing Institutions, or About Insects and Whales
    Randolph Pope
  2. Political Autonomy and Literary Institutionalization in Galicia
    Dolores Vilavedra
  3. Tensions in Contemporary Basque Literature
    Jon Kortazar
  4. The Persistence of Memory: Antonio Gamoneda and the Literary Institutions of Late Modernity
    Jonathan Mayhew

Part III. Challenging Identities

  1. The Curse of the Nation. Institutionalized History and Literature in Global Spain
    Gonzalo Navajas
  2. Postmodernism and Spanish Literature
    María del Pilar Lozano Mijares
  3. African Voices in Contemporary Spain
    Cristián Ricci
  4. From Literature to Letters: Rethinking Catalan Literary History
    Stewart King
  5. The Space of Politics: Nation, Gender, Language and Class in Esther Tusquets’ Narrative
    Laura Lonsdale

Regarding the Spain of Others: Sociopolitical Framing of New Literatures/Cultures in Democratic Spain
Germán Labrador Méndez