Agonía Republicana -- Living the Death of an Era (Agonía Republicana)

Venue: Department of Hispanic Studies

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Jul 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 16, 2009
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 30, 2009
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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.
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
International reactions
Responses of intellectuals, writers, and
Terror, repression, and violence
The reestablishment of order
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, ( by 30th November, 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 not later than 31st July 2009.

PROGRAMME REVIEW AND EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Dr Susana Bayó Belenguer (, Dr Ciaran Cosgrove (, Professor James Whiston (

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 by 30th September 2008 –


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