Spain’s Memory Wars: an Interview with Tom Wardle

Masculinities and Aging with Jose Armengol The Sobremesa Podcast

Jose Armengol, Professor of English at Castilla La Mancha University, joins Alan to discuss how masculinity and aging have changed in their form of representation in Spanish literature and film. Eoghan and Alan also discuss a closely related polemic that includes the Ministry of Equality and Minister Irene Montero. 
  1. Masculinities and Aging with Jose Armengol
  2. Spanish Cinema 2022
  3. The Political Uses of the Prado
  4. Javier Marías: An Uneasy Spaniard
  5. A New History of Catalonia with Andrew Dowling

This week’s episode falls on the anniversary of Federico Garcia Lorca’s murder by the fascist forces during the Spanish Civil war.

I took this opportunity to change the podcasts format this week to interview Tom Wardle, a researcher and historian who is currently completing his PhD on historical memory activism here in Spain.

Take a listen to my interview with him as we cover the past, present and future of the movement and why 750,000 euros is not enough of a grant from the government.

I will be taking a break for a week, but I will be back at the end of August with more gossip from the Spanish political world, and discussions on the Spanish identity in the 21st century.

Sobremesa is now available on Google, Spotify and Apple

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