Spanish Civil War and its Immediate Aftermath

CFP: a conference in Dublin, July 2009

Department of Hispanic Studies,
Dr Susana Bayó Belenguer
Trinity college Dublin
13.07.2009-16.07.2009, Dublin
Deadline: 31.12.2008

Call for papers

To mark the 70th year since the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 the Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, Dublin, is organizing an International Conference. It aims to bring together a wide range of experts to explore the events of that time from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a particular focus not only on the wider implications of Franco's victory but also on how the forces of power moved ordinary lives to extraordinary degrees.

The conference dates are 13th - 16th july 2009 inclusive

Programme: Plenary sessions, papers, and round tables

The theme is the approaching end of the war and its immediate aftermath, drawn from social, cultural, political, and military history, literature (narrative, poetry, theatre, biography, etc.), propaganda sources (posters, films, documentaries, speeches, etc.), personal testimonies (recollections, autobiographies, diaries, letters, etc.). Topics could range across:

  • Triumphalism (republican and nationalist) -International reactions -Responses of intellectuals, writers, and artists
  • Terror, repression, and violence
  • The reestablishment of order
  • Refugees
  • Experiences of exile
  • Surviving daily life
  • Continuing resistance
  • Nationalist and republican myths
  • Other relevant
Proposals (approximately 300 words) in English or Spanish, together with a brief biographical note, should reach the conference organizer, Dr Susana Bayó Belenguer, ([mailto][/mailto]) by 30th December, 2008.
Proposals from postgraduate students will be welcomed. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Acceptances will be notified by the review and editorial committee by 28th February, 2009. Papers will be published in the Proceedings (and possible book) and final versions for review by the editors should be sent to [mailto][/mailto] not later than 31st July 2009.

Programme review and editorial committee: Dr Susana Bayó Belenguer ([mailto][/mailto]), Dr Ciaran Cosgrove ([mailto][/mailto]), Professor James Whiston ([mailto][/mailto])

Administration committee: Dr Susana Bayó Belenguer, Ms Mary Costello, Dr Katerina García, Dr Grace Magnier

Further information (registration, accommodation, events, programme, publication guidelines, etc.) will be available on the Conference website.

Susana Bayó Belenguer

Department of Hispanic Studies,
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland
+ 353 896 3496