Ragan Presented in Mexico

Robin Ragan (Spanish) presented at the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in Mérida, Mexico on March 10. Her presentation was entitled “Censorship in Music Lyrics and Concerts in Post-transition Spain”

Though many categorize the early 80s as a time of great freedoms and experimentation, the censoring of political music tells another story. While sexual freedoms and attitudes about drug use were indeed indicative of a cultural pendulum shift, the censoring of music lyrics and concerts, designed to criticize the democratically-elected PSOE party policies on NATO, show us that little had changed in this arena.