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Nov 17 & 18 - Symposium: Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

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.

PROGRAM

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

Coffee break

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

Coffee break

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