Collective residencies / Touched nerves: on feelings in contemporary Catalan culture / Olot


From Monday, 20 May 2024 to Friday, 24 May 2024

Associate Professor, University of Cambridge
Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Bryan Cameron is Associate Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Beyond Dystopia: Reclaiming the Future in (Post)Crisis Cinema from Spain for University of Liverpool Press. Bryan is also currently co-editing a special issue of Journal of Catalan Studies with Ignasi Gozalo-Salellas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) that is entitled “Emergent Visions in Film and Screen Media from Contemporary Catalonia.”


His project explores a corpus of creative documentaries produced in Barcelona over the last two and a half decades. Inspired by recent scholarship on documentary cinema in Catalonia, he plans to interrogate Jordi Balló’s claim that university training programs (such as the Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Master’s in Creative Documentary) have given rise to “las caligrafías fílmicas más innovadoras” in all of contemporary European cinema. Blending political critique and aesthetic innovation, these filmmakers have stimulated “spaces of resistance” as Enrique Fibla-Gutiérrez has claimed, fomenting a vibrant ecosystem for audiences and artists alike (28). Much more than “the result of some laboratory-like experiment in cultural politics” (Balló and Jiménez-Morales 180), however, their films sketch emergent visions of an interconnected global society in which collective solidarities are required to combat the brutalities of neoliberal capitalism.

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