Organized by Josep Maria Muñoz.
Josep Maria Muñoz is the Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization. Established in 1983, thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Petrie, this endowed professorship allows New York University to bring an eminent scholar of the politics, economics, history or culture of modern Spain to campus each year.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00-6:15 p.m.: Welcome address and introduction to the symposium:
Georgina DOPICO, New York University
Josep M. MUÑOZ, New York University
6:15-7:15 p.m.: Keynote speaker
Xosé M. NÚÑEZ SEIXAS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
Spanish Nationalism in the 21st Century: New Challenges, Few Responses?
Reception to follow.
Friday, November 18, 2016
10:00-11:20 a.m.: Catalonia, a Plural Society
Andreu DOMINGO, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Demography, Immigration and Diversity in Catalan Society
Sharon FELDMAN, University of Richmond
The Catalan Question in Three Contemporary Plays:
Landscape, Memory, History
11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Considering Divorce
Carles BOIX, Princeton University
Catalonia’s March Toward Independence: Why Did Spain’s Constitutional Arrangement Fail?
Germà BEL, Universitat de Barcelona
Disdain, Distrust and Dissolution
1:00-2:00pm | Lunch
2:00-3:20p.m.: Social Unrest, New Political Agents
Andrew DOWLING, Cardiff University
Economic Crisis, Political Emotions and Catalan Independence
Sophie GONICK, New York University
Building Municipal Power: Re-centering Politics on the Urban Scale in Contemporary Spain
3:40-5:00p.m.: Challenges to Spain’s Identity from the Periphery
Ignacio SÁNCHEZ-CUENCA, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
Spanish Intellectuals and Nationalism
Isabel ESTRADA, The City College of New York
Re-politicizing Documentary Footage from the Spanish Transición
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Keynote speaker
Luisa Elena DELGADO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cordial Attachments: Secessionism, Populism and the Question of Democratic Excess
6:00pm: Closing remarks
Jordana Mendelson, New York University