Diego Santos Sánchez: The Other Civil War: Representations of War in the Theatre of the 1939 Republican Exile
(AvH-Alumni-Program)

This project puts the focus on the theatrical production of the 1939 Republican
exiles, i.e. those who fled Spain at the end of the Civil War. In their texts, these
authors provide theatrical depictions of the recent conflict they had lived. This
makes these literary reconstructions of the war unique for three main reasons:
firstly, because the authors themselves lived the war and their testimonies are
thus first-hand, as opposed to later literary texts by second-/third-generation;
secondly, because they were shaped in exile, that is, free of the constraints
imposed by censorship, as happened in Spain; thirdly, because theatre
proposes, by virtue of its nature, depictions of war very different from those
provided by narrative genres, which have virtually gathered all academic
scholarship. This project departs from Literary and Theatre Studies and engages
with Memory Studies to provide a thorough account of how exile theatre
depicted the Civil War and to unpin the rationale behind the various aesthetical
ways in which this task was carried out.

Principal Investigators
Dünne, Jörg Prof. Dr. (Details) (Romance Literatures (Hispanic Literatures))

Other Team Members
Haase-Knöpfle, Jenny (Details) (Romance Literatures (Hispanic Literatures))

Financer
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Duration of Project
Start date: 06/2019
End date: 08/2019

Research Areas
European and American Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Literary Studies

Research Areas
Erinnerungskultur, Exilliteratur, Hispanistik, Spanischer Bürgerkrieg, Theater

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