Spanish writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s thought was always characterized by his political insights on current affairs, which permeated all genres and aspects of his writing. This political dimension has been mostly studied in relation to the Spanish, Catalan and Barcelona contexts. Marking forty years of the hegemony of the neoliberal “common sense”, signalled by Margaret Thatcher’ coming to power in the UK in 1979, followed soon after by that of Ronald Reagan in the US, this conference will shift that focus from local to global parameters, exploring the author’s contributions considering the emergence and impact of neoliberalism.

9-10 September, 2019

Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

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All welcome. Entrance is free but booking here necessary.

Organised by Mari Paz Balibrea in collaboration with the Asociación de Estudios Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and CILAVS.