Negotiating Discursive Spaces: Censorship and Women’s Narrative in Spain (1950s - 1960s) by Lisa Nalbone, (University of Central Florida).
Professor Nalbone examines censorship practices during Francoist Spain in this in-depth analysis of archival documents that construct a narrative around the publication process of literary works.
From the outline of legislative practices to the implementation of those practices, this study—grounded in censorship theories—is the first of its kind to present a taxonomy of the results of censorial evaluation that ranged from authorization to publish texts, authorization to publish texts as tolerable, authorization to publish texts with revisions, and suppression of texts not authorized for publication. Nalbone includes examples of each of these four outcomes to elucidate the practices and perspectives of censorship legislation.
Nalbone’s analysis of each of the novels in this study and her interpretation of the content of the censorship files create a culturally rich portrait of the authors’ experiences and perspectives that shed light on the relationship between fiction and reality.
ISBN 978-1-58871-393-3 (PB, 246 pp.) $45