Angloamericanismo español e hispano norteamericano : los "Fulbright" estadounidenses en la España franquista (1959-1975)
AuthorsRivière Gómez, Aurora
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/10657
Universidad de Alcalá. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 2002, n. 23-24, p. 57-84. ISSN 1131-9674
1946: World War II recently finished and the Cold War just beginning, the Fulbright Program was set in motion becoming the widest and most ambitious project of cultural, educational and scientific exchange of the United States. In 1958, being the North American Government distancing against the General Franco's political regime already overcome, the agreements for the Fulbright's Program implementation in Spain were entered into. This article focuses on those Americans who arrived in Spain through the Fulbright's Commission between 1959 and 1975. lt analyses the singular contribution of this group of grant holders in a double sense of cultural imports and exports. On the one hand, it emphasizes their participation in teaching and their effort to academically institutionalize the English language and the Anglo-American studies. The task of exporting their language and culture. On the other hand, it emphasizes the task of importing reinforcement and revitalizing of the Hispanicism into the United States of the 60's and the 70's.