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Critical Practices in Post-Franco Spain

1994

Silvia L. Lopez, Jenaro Talens, and Dario Villanueva, editors

Critical Practices in Post-Franco Spain

Looks at critical theory and practices in Spain in the post-Franco period.

Offers a sampling of Spanish critical work in literary theory and cultural studies.

Contributors: Manuel Asensi, Juan Miguel Company-Ramón, Jesús González-Requena, Silvia L. López, Rafael Núñez-Ramos, Cristina Peña-Marín, José María Pozuelo-Yvancos, Jenaro Talens, Darío Villaneuva, Santos Zunzunegui.

Critcal Practices in Post-Franco Spain accurately reflects the existing balance of Spanish critical practices in the field of literary criticism...This book is a showcase of the range and quality of achievements by Spaniards in the field of literary and aesthetic criticism.

Tom Lewis, University of Iowa

This volume offers a sample of Spanish critical work in literary theory and cultural studies. Like all critical histories, Spain's is political: Philology dominated the critical scene during the Franco years, and after Franco, this hegemony has been contested by semiotics, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and feminisms. Without trying to represent all the theoretical projects presently underway in Spanish criticism, this book opens a window on the vast field of new critical practices in Spain and provides a general picture of influential theoretical currents.
The essays collected here range widely in topic and style, and they reflect a new generation's preoccupation with critical problems that go beyond the field of literary studies. The authors focus on new discourse in various print and electronic media, on the discursive construction of the museum space, and on literary theory as it confronts issues of translation, subjectivity, writing, and narratology.

Silvia López is associate professor of Spanish and director of Latin American Studies at Carlton College. Jenaro Talens is professor of Hispanic literature and Comparative literature at the University of Geneva. He is the author of The Branded Eye: Buñuel's Un Chien Andalou, (Minnesota 1993). Darío Villanueva is professor of theory of literature and comparative literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Critical Practices in Post-Franco Spain

Silvia Lopez is a professor of Latin American Literatures at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Jenaro Talens is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is currently a professor of Hispanic Literature, Comparative Literature, and European Studies at the University of Geneva.

Dario Villanueva is a professor and writer at Catedratico de Universidade.

Critical Practices in Post-Franco Spain

Critcal Practices in Post-Franco Spain accurately reflects the existing balance of Spanish critical practices in the field of literary criticism...This book is a showcase of the range and quality of achievements by Spaniards in the field of literary and aesthetic criticism.

Tom Lewis, University of Iowa

What is most important is that the book, with its broad scope, casts a wide net, covering every critical and theoretical concern. For me personally, the greatest value of the volume is its demonstration that the Spanish intellectual and academic world is not a spectator to theory and criticism, that with the work of the essayists assembled here Spain is an international player of the first rank. I recommend highly to anyone interested in literary and critical theory, and anyone who thinks that Spanish criticism is a follower and not a leader. The book should be required reading for all students of literary and theoretical criticism.

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