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Antonio Monegal

Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

Antonio Monegal holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona and earned a PhD from Harvard University. He has been a professor at Cornell University and has also taught at Harvard and Princeton. He is currently the coordinator of the Master in Comparative Studies of Literature, Art and Thought at Pompeu Fabra University. He is the author, among other books, of Luis Buñuel de la literatura al cine: Una poética del objeto [Luis Buñuel from Literature to Film: A Poetics of the Object] (Anthropos, 1993) and En los límites de la diferencia: Poesía e imagen en las vanguardias hispánicas [On the Limits of Difference: Poetry and Image in the Hispanic Avant-Garde] (Tecnos, 1998). He is the editor of the works by García Lorca El público and El sueño de la vida [The Audience and The Dream of Life] (Alianza, 2000) and Viaje a la luna [Trip to the Moon] (Pre-Textos, 1994), and he coordinated the anthology Literatura y pintura [Literature and Painting] (Arco/Libros, 2000). He also compiled the work Política y (po)ética de las imágenes de guerra [The Politics and Po-et(h)ics of War Images] (Paidós, 2007), and published the essay Como el aire que respiramos. El sentido de la cultura [Like the Air We Breathe: The Meaning of Culture] (Acantilado, 2022), ), recognized with the 2023 National Essay Award for its defence of culture as an intrinsically political activity and as a necessary common good in the face of the challenges of existence. He has recently published El silencio de la guerra [The Silence of War] (Acantilado, 2024), about the representation that war conflicts have historically had and should have in literature, the visual arts and the media.

Update: 15 March 2024


Lucia Calvo


Has participated in

Images and Silences of War

Joanna Bourke and Antonio Monegal

Éric Marty, Clara Serra and Marta Segarra

Politics | Desire

Joan-Carles Mèlich, Juan Francisco Ferré and María Santana

Trangression | Moral

Guided visit to the "Sade. Freedom or Evil" exhibition

Laia Abril, Marcelo Brodsky, Teresa Margolles and Joan Morey

Sade: from the perspective of art

Nuccio Ordine and Antonio Monegal

Culture: a toolbox

Truth and Fiction in the Totalitarian Dystopia: From Orwell to Bandi

Debate with Antonio Monegal and Manel Ollé

War or utopia

Lecture by Srećko Horvat

The sense of culture


Lecture by Joanna Bourke

The Itinerant Languages of Photography


Targeted Publics:

Arts and Technologies of the Security City

War Images

Politics and Po-et(h)ics of War Images

At war


Freedom or evil

At war