Franco's Female Prisoners
Writing No / Bodies

Holly J. Foss

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 43

Legenda

  2020-21

ISBN: 978-1-781888-03-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781888-04-9 (paperback, to follow)

ISBN: 978-1-781888-05-6 (JSTOR ebook)

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Spain’s Civil War (1936-39) and Francoist regime (1939-75) are widely recognised as periods of extreme discipline. Incarceration swelled to an unprecedented level, with hundreds of thousands of citizens imprisoned for political offences. However, little is known of the women who endured this fate. In this critical study, Holly J. Foss considers the experiences of political imprisonment between 1936 and 1945 for the women of Spain through their own life writings. Tracing the brutal conditions of incarceration, the social treatment of inmates, and the bonds of the imprisoned, the texts offer a poignant, wide-reaching depiction of prison life, examined throughout Franco’s Female Prisoners: Writing No / Bodies.

Holly J. Foss is an early-career academic based in Birmingham working on gender and sexuality in twentieth-century Spain.

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Foss, Holly J., Franco's Female Prisoners: Writing No / Bodies, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 43 (Cambridge: Legenda, 3000)

First footnote reference: 35 Holly J. Foss, Franco's Female Prisoners: Writing No / Bodies, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 43 (Cambridge: Legenda, 3000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Foss, p. 47.

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Foss, Holly J.. 3000. Franco's Female Prisoners: Writing No / Bodies, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 43 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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