Iberian Modernist Studies Forum

The Iberian Modernist Studies Forum, formerly the Spanish and Italian Modernist Studies Forum (2013-2019), is co-directed by Nicolás Fernández-Medina and Krista Brune. The Forum draws together faculty and students from Penn State and across the globe interested in cross- and multidisciplinary dialogue on the aesthetic, socio-historical, and philosophical transformations that fundamentally shaped Iberian culture throughout the modernist period. Through its activities and outreach, it offers a view of Iberian modernisms that radically differs from traditional perspectives, which are generally centered on separately treating the national cultures of the Iberian Peninsula. Our goal lies in approaching the cultures of Portugal, Spanish-speaking Spain, Catalonia, Galicia, and the Basque Country through dialogue and by studying their cultural exchanges and points of contact. Ultimately, the Forum embraces all of these modernisms by means of their inherent multidisciplinarity.