Cities and the moral memories of their spaces

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  • Antoni Martí Monterde Universitat de València

Resum

The aim of this paper is to present the city as a palimpsest in which moral memory—a key idea in Josep Pla’s work—becomes a critical framework within which to think about the history of cities from an autobiographical point of view.

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Biografia de l'autor/a

Antoni Martí Monterde, Universitat de València

Antoni Martí Monterde (1968) has a doctorate in Humanities–Comparative Literature from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is a professor of Literature Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat de Barcelona and was a visiting researcher at Université Paris 8 (in 2008) and a visiting professor at Stanford University (in 2014). He directs the Comparative Literature Research Group in the European Intellectual Area and the Barcelona-Europe master’s degree at the Universitat de Barcelona. In addition to several articles on Xavier de Maistre, Josep Pla, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Eugeni d’Ors, Walter Benjamin, Victor Klemperer, Guillermo de Torre, Joan Fuster, and Claudio Magris, as an essayist he has published J. V. Foix o la solitud de l’escriptura [J. V. Foix or the application for writing] (1998) and Poética
del Café. Un espacio de la modernidad literaria europea [Poetics of coffee: a space of European literary modernity] (2007). His latest books are Un somni europeu. Història intel·lectual de la Literatura Comparada [A European dream: Intellectual History of Comparative Literature] (2011) and El far de øndstrup [The lighthouse of Løndstrup] (2015), for which he
won the Càtedra Josep Lluís Blasco prize for his essay on ethics and citizenship.

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Publicades

2019-01-08

Com citar

Martí Monterde, A. (2019) “Cities and the moral memories of their spaces”, Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat, 3. Available at: https://revistadebats.net/article/view/1755 (Accessed: 29 June 2022).

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