Spanish Literature, Crisis and Spectrality

Notes on a Haunted Canon

By Pablo Valdivia

In Spanish Literature, Crisis and Spectrality: Notes on a Haunted Canon, Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia analyses the contradictions and complexities of the Spanish traditional canon from a transnational approach. Valdivia explores this particular canon as a 'haunted house' by focusing on the specific dialectics of presence, absence and (in)visibilization offered in relevant case studies: Jose Ricardo Morales, Cervantes or Jesus Carrasco, among others. Under the new term of 'disinherited literature', Valdivia advocates for coining critical categories that enrich the study of Spanish texts and shed new light on their radical specificities far from biased political and power strategic interests. Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia is Chair of European Culture and Literature, and Co-Director of the Research Centre Arts in Society at the University of Groningen.


Publication Date: 4/9/2018
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905734


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