Grupos de investigación

Congresos y Simposios 2017

Contemporary Spanish Screen Media and Responses to Crisis and Aftermath


This conference will explore the diverse ways in which Spanish screen media has responded to the recent economic crisis.  Since 2008, the economic context of precariousness and its aftermath has brought about shifts in Spanish film production and distribution. These material conditions have resulted in a renewal in the aesthetics of Spanish screen media and in increasingly innovative and experimental forms. Moreover, a new social turn in Spanish cinema, television and new media has re-engaged with questions of social exclusion and belonging, thereby providing a crucial intervention into contemporary political discourses. In exploring a variety of the latest film and television practices and aesthetics in Spain, the papers during this two-day conference seek to open up exciting new approaches to the study of contemporary Spanish screen media.