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    Finding Josep Solanes: mobilizing the legacies of Republican exile in Spanish cultural studies

    Balibrea, Mari Paz (2021) Finding Josep Solanes: mobilizing the legacies of Republican exile in Spanish cultural studies. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 22 (2), pp. 199-210. ISSN 1463-6204.

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    Using the example of Republican exile Josep Solanes, this article argues how the category of exile and the reality of the Republican exile of 1939 can be mobilized for a political questioning of the meanings of “Spanish” in twentieth-century Spanish culture as defining and framing disciplinary areas. Still a very little known author, the article reconstructs the disciplinary fields, historical conflicts, personal encounters, border and language crossings necessary to assess Solanes’ work, the conditions of his radical intervention in the field of psychiatry, first in Catalonia and later in France and Venezuela, and how they framed his conceptualization of the experience of exile. The last part of the article, through a consideration of Solanes’ explorations of the exilic as a post-national condition, reflects on what could be the political and ethical conditions to recuperate a legacy that resists being inscribed in, or identified with, the nation. In an important way, this article should be read as an introduction to the very little known Josep Solanes that lays out the importance of his work and signals its potential for further research on new directions in the study of exile.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Josep Solanes, Spanish Republican exile, Psychiatry, Madness, Francesc Tosquelles
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Mari-Paz Balibrea Enriquez
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 10:52
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:49


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