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Spanish Literature: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Since the outbreak of the Civil War in 1936, Spain has experienced a series of profound transformations that have marked the trajectory of its literature to this day. This lecture will survey the changes that Spanish literature (the novel, in the main) has undergone in this historical context in order to shed light on contemporary writing, especially that of the democratic period.

In his Inaugural Lecture for the University of Edinburgh, Professor Alexis Grohmann (Chair of Contemporary Spanish Literature) will look at the challenges that Spanish literature - and those who study and teach it - face, viewed through the prism of key twentieth- and twenty-first-century developments and the trajectory of certain paradigmatic writers and genres. He will also trace the emergence of new genres, such as the newspaper column by writers.

This event is part of a series of Inaugural Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, where newly appointed Professors or Chairs give free public talks on their current and recent research. Other highlights for 2018 in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) include Laura Bradley, Personal Chair of German and Theatre, on 15th February, and Celeste-Marie Bernier, Personal Chair in English Literature and Professor of Black Studies, on 8th March.


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