Postcolonial Spain? Contexts, Politics, Cultural Practices

‘Postcolonial Spain’ aims to be the first academic event to map postcolonial/decolonial theories onto Hispanic peninsular studies, aiming to diversify radically how the discipline thinks about the interconnected legacies of colonialism, empire, nationalisms, emigration, ethnicity and conflict in contemporary Spain. As the fissures of the Spanish post-1978 territorial consensus widen, this event is intended as a key intervention in the discipline of Spanish peninsular studies and into how it has ‘theorised away’ Spain’s internal national conflicts, their associated discourses and cultural manifestations and the ways in which these remain entangled with enduring forms of post-imperial reason.