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January 11, 2016

Herrmann Awarded NEH Fellowship for book project on Spanish Civil War

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her book project, Voices of the Vanquished: Spanish Women on the Left between Franco and Hitler.

Voices of the Vanquished is a book about Spanish and Catalan women’s oral histories that recount and grapple with their participation in anti-fascist movements in Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), their fight against the dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939-1975), their involvement in the French Resistance during World War II (1940-45), and for some, their survival of Nazism.

 

Tití (L) y Neus Catalá (R) After their Liberation from the Nazi Camp at Ravensbruck

Tití (L) y Neus Catalá (R) After their Liberation from the Nazi Camp at Ravensbruck

 

Herrmann will take her fellowship in the 2017-18 academic year.

November 12, 2012

Herrmann on Women Communist Guerrillas under Franco

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann has published an essay on a Spanish Communist Women resistance fighter in Hispanic Issues 10 (2012), titled “Armed Resistance: Cultural Representations of the Anti-Francoist Guerrilla.” [Full text online]

In the article, Herrmann studies the representation of famous guerrillera Remedios Montero who fled to the mountains to escape persecution by the Francoist authorities in the late 1940s. The article explores Pau Vergara’s documentary Memorias de una guerrillera (‘Memoirs of a lady guerrilla’) based on the life of Montero. Herrmann’s analysis of this docudrama reveals the insurmountable distance that exists between the public, cultural images of Montero and her resistance to satisfy the expectations created by such images, which helps explain failed cultural representations of historical memory.


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