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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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