The Spanish Civil War

Exhuming a Buried Past

Editor(s) Anindya Raychaudhuri

Language: English

Genre(s): Modern Languages

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • March 2013 · 224 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708325780
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708325797
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783160235

About The Book

While the intricate relationship between history, memory and representation is of central concern in contemporary society everywhere, it is perhaps more alive in Spain than in any other European country. The seventy-fifth anniversary of the Spanish Civil War has re-ignited interest in this field - an interest that is reflected in this book and which it will reinforce. This book 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.


A valuable contribution containing essays on a wide range of topics, including religion, foreign support, Nationalist artists, anarchist visual culture, the press, and contemporary cultural production. Jo Labanyi, New York University


Introduction Anindya Raychaudhuri Chapter 1: Franco, the Catholic Church and the Martyrs Julian Casanova Chapter 2: American Women and Anti-Fascism in the Spanish Republican Relief Campaigns, 1936-1940 Eric R. Smith Chapter 3: Forgotten Names, Remembered Faces - The Bookshop Manager John D. Mehta Chapter 4: At their most vulnerable: the memory of British and Irish prisoners of war in San Pedro de Cardena David Convery Chapter 5: The Tragic Exodus: Malaga, February 1937 Andres Arenas and Enrique Giron Chapter 6: (Per)Forming Historical Memories: Leaving Monuments for Magazines Clare Wydell Chapter 7: The Spanish Civil War and the Politics of Affectivity in the New Millennium: The Case of la guerra de esquelas Helena Lopez Chapter 8: The Seige of the Alcazar of Toledo and the Collier's Weekly Mercedes Aguirre Chapter 9: Dust to Dust: Symbolism of Earth in the Memorialisation of the Spanish Civil War Anindya Raychaudhuri Chapter 10: 'Grieving in a New Way for New Losses': British Elegies on The Spanish Civil War Patricia Rae Chapter 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 Semprun Stephen Hopkins Chapter 12: Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Recent Novels by Dulce Chacon and Angeles Caso Sarah Leggott Chapter 13: Dangers and Insights - 'Spain 1937' and the Aesthetic Experience Edward Quipp Chapter 14: Inspired Neglect? Three Fascist Artists of the Spanish Civil War Rob Stradling Chapter 15: A New Reality: Anarchism and Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century Spain Sharif Gemie

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Anindya Raychaudhuri

Anindya Raychaudhuri is British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of English, University of St Andrews. His research interests focus on the collective memory and cultural representation of war and conflict.

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