Under Construction: Literature and Identities in Contemporary Catalan Culture

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Abstract

This concluding chapter analyses the ongoing relevance and significance of literature and identity for Catalan culture today. Wrapping up the volume, it addresses three new issues that require closer attention: (i) the role of popular fiction in constructing cultural identities; ii) the position of small literatures like Catalan literature within the World Republic of Letters; and iii) the unresolved and ongoing debate about the position of Catalans who write in Castilian within Catalan culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Rise of Catalan Identity
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Commitment and Political Engagement in the Twentieth Century
EditorsPompeu Casanovas, Montserrat Corretger, Vicent Salvador
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter18
Pages271-280
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030181444
ISBN (Print)9783030181437
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Catalan identity
  • Catalan Literature
  • popular fiction
  • Catalan culture
  • world literature

Cite this

King, S. (2019). Under Construction: Literature and Identities in Contemporary Catalan Culture. In P. Casanovas, M. Corretger, & V. Salvador (Eds.), The Rise of Catalan Identity: Social Commitment and Political Engagement in the Twentieth Century (pp. 271-280). Springer.