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Catalan Identities: Literature, Social Commitment, and Political Engagement in the 20th Century

  • Pompeu CasanovasEmail author
  • Montserrat Corretger
  • Vicent Salvador
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Abstract

What does it mean to write in Catalan? What does ‘Catalan culture’ mean? And what does it mean to build a literary oeuvre? The life trajectories of the authors analysed in this volume enable us to explore these questions from the inside. Catalan culture and language originated in the early Middle Ages. This introductory chapter takes a modern stance and analyses the development of linguistic, literary and social identity in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Keywords

Catalonia Catalan identity Catalan literature Civil society 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This essay is part of the research carried out by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s research group Identitat Nacional i de Gènere en la Literatura Catalana and the Grup de Recerca Identitats en la Literatura Catalana (GRILC) (2017 SGR 599); the research carried out by some membres of the project “La construcción discursiva del conflicto” (FFI2017-85227- R); the research conducted at IDT-UAB on (i) “Meta-Rule of Law” (DER2016-78108-P) and (ii) “Models of Law and Catalan Political Philosophy”, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, IEC18-S05-CAS; and the research on legal governance and compliance accomplished by the La Trobe Law School LawTech research group at the CRC Data To Decisions program (DC25008, “Compliance by Design (CbD) and Compliance through Design (CtD)”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pompeu Casanovas
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Montserrat Corretger
    • 3
  • Vicent Salvador
    • 4
  1. 1.La Trobe Law SchoolLa Trobe UniversityBundoora, MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Faculty of LawUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Departament de Filologia CatalanaRovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  4. 4.Departament de Filologia i Cultures EuropeesUniversitat Jaume ICastelló de la PlanaSpain

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