Tatjana Gajić has published a new book with the University of Nebraska Press entitled Paradoxes of Stasis: Literature, Politics, and Thought in Francoist Spain.
According to the publisher:
Paradoxes of Stasis examines the literary and intellectual production of the Francoist period
by focusing on Spanish writers following the Spanish Civil War: the regime’s supporters and
its opponents, the victors and the vanquished.
Concentrating on the tropes of immobility and movement, Tatjana Gajić analyzes the
internal politics of the Francoist regime and concurrent cultural manifestations within a
broad theoretical and historical framework in light of the Greek notion of stasis and its
contemporary interpretations. In Paradoxes of Stasis, Gajić argues that the combination
of Francoism’s long duration and the uncertainty surrounding its ending generated an
undercurrent of restlessness in the regime’s politics and culture. Engaging with a variety of
genres—legal treatises, poetry, novels, essays, and memoir—Gajić examines the different
responses to the underlying tensions of the Francoist era in the context of the regime’s
attempts at reform and consolidation and in relation to oppositional writers’ critiques of
By elucidating different manifestations of stasis in the politics, literature, and thought of
the Francoist period, Paradoxes of Stasis reveals the contradictions of the era and offers new
critical tools for understanding their relevance.
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