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CFP: Spanish civil war 80 years on

Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies is looking for contributions for its special issue 8.1, published spring 2016. The theme of the special issue is The Spanish Civil War 80 years on: discourse, memory
and the media. Guest editors of the issue are Ruth Sanz Sabido of Canterbury Christ Church University, Stuart Price of De Montfort University and Laia Quílez Esteve of Rovira i Virgili University.

The issue marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Suggested topics to cover (not limited to) are the following:

  • Media representations of trauma and violence in the Civil War, Franco’s repression, the final years of the dictatorship and the transition
  • The significance of the conflict in contemporary Spain
  • Memory and the Civil War
  • Postmemory and Civil War, Francoism and the Transition
  • Collective identities (national and regional)
  • The work of Memory Associations in Spain
  • Women in the Civil War and beyond
  • The struggle of anarchists and libertarian communists
  • Constructions of ‘national’ (Spanish) memories and their national and regional significance
  • Social perceptions of the Civil War, the dictatorship and the transition
  • Using the past to look into the future

Deadline is set at 15th October 2015. The final articles should be between 6 000 and 7 000 words, the brief research notes and reports to include for the Viewpoint section around 3 000 words.

Full articles for proposed contributions should be sent to catalan.journal@urv.cat. All contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review.

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