Oct 30 2020

Talks in Literatures and Cultures: Comics culture in contemporary Spain

October 30, 2020

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Chicago, IL

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Samuel Amago (University of Virginia)

The Look and Feel of Spanish Historical Comics

Recent Spanish historical comics have sought to recover and visualize forgotten or untold stories from the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship from a leftist perspective, responding to the continuing cultural need of the descendants of the victims of Francoist repression to know their past. This talk outlines some of the main aesthetic and narrative strategies of contemporary Spanish practitioners of the ninth art.

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Meeting ID: 872 5532 3608
Passcode: 8n1Q$C18

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School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

Date posted

Oct 6, 2020

Date updated

Oct 19, 2020

Speakers

Samuel Amago | Professor of Spanish | University of Virginia

Sam Amago is Professor of Spanish and Department Chair at the University of Virginia. His current scholarship centers on waste and space, memory and modernity in post-dictatorship Spanish cultural production, including photography, documentary, narrative, comics, film and television.