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Programme 2014-2015

14th October 2014, Arts One 1.36, 1pm, Dr Jordi Marrugat (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), "Los orígenes catalanes del realismo mágico: la obra de Ramon Vinyes, el "sabio catalán" de 'Cien años de soledad'" 

25th November 2014, Arts One 1.36, 1pm, Dr Raquel Medina (Aston University), "Memoria y olvido:  la enfermedad de alzhéimer como metáfora en la cultura española contemporánea"

4th December 2014, Arts Two 3.16, 2pm (note that this talk takes place on a Thursday; note also the time and room change), Dr Olivia Vázquez Medina (Royal Holloway University of London), "Lina Meruane's Sangre en el ojo (2012): illness, narrative and the specular self"

27th January 2015, Arts One 1.36, 1pm, Dr Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck University of London), "From Politics to Consensus: Addressing the Citizen in Barcelona, 1977-1992"

17th February 2015, Arts One 1.36, 1pm, Dr Simone Ventura (QMUL), "The First Catalan Translation of the Decameron (1429): State of the Art"

10th March 2015, Arts One 1.36, 1pm, Dr Parvathi Kumaraswami (University of Reading), "The Moral Limits of the Market for Culture in Contemporary Cuba: Havana and Beyond"

 

Programme 2013-2014

29 October, Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz, 'The vanished books of the Moriscos (16th-17th century Spain)'. 

26 November, Carolina Alzate Cadavid, 'Escenas del costumbrismo. Reflexiones en torno a los relatos de nación del siglo XIX colombiano'.

3 December, Rocío Alamillos Álvarez, 'Proyectos y figuras de la Universidad de Córdoba: Inquisición, cultura y vida cotidiana'.

28 January, Trevor Dadson (QMUL), 'The Political Philosophy of Diego de Silva y Mendoza, Count of Salinas (1564-1630): Spain's other Olivares'.

11 February, José Antonio Guillén Berrendero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), 'Heraldos y Reyes de armas de Castilla en el siglo XVII: Ceremonia y discursos sobre el honor'.

25 February, Patricia Silva McNeill (QMUL), 'Luso-Brazilian Modernism & the International Avant-garde: Sensacionismo and Desvairismo in context'.

11 March, Zoe Kotsoni (QMUL), 'Reflections on Catalan language: Ethnic and dual linguistic identity'.

27 March, Conrad James

 

Programme 2011-2012

Tuesday 4 October: Trevor Dadson (QMUL), 'The woman behind the poet: Leonor Pimentel and the Count of Salinas', Laws 2.07.

Tuesday 29 November: Miriam Bouzouita (QMUL), 'In search of linguistic evidence for the existence of the Pre-Alphonsine Bible', Arts One 1.36

Tuesday 10 January: Sônia Schwendler (QMUL), ‘Women’s emancipation through land struggle in Brazil and Chile’, Arts One 1.28 [postponed from Autumn Semester]

Wednesday 18 January at 6pm: Manuel Pedraza Gracia (Universidad de Zaragoza): ‘La investigación sobre la historia del libro’, Arts One 1.28

Tuesday 31 January at 6pm: Isabel Santaolalla (University of Roehampton), ‘Transatlantic Crossings in Iciar Bollaín’s Films’, Arts One 1.28

Tuesday 28 February at 6pm: Dr Adrián Cabedo Nebot & Dr Maria Estellés Arguedas (University of Valencia), ‘On the Role of Prosody in Disambiguating the Meanings of the Spanish Discourse Marker Bueno’, ArtsOne Room 1.28

Tuesday 6 March at 6pm: Dr Ana Morte Acín (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Autoridad femenina y modelos de santidad en el Barroco Hispánico’, ArtsOne 1.28

Tuesday 13 March at 6pm: Patricio Ferrari (University of Lisbon), ‘Fernando Pessoa’s Unpublished English Poetry’, Arts One 1.28

Tuesday 27 March at 6pm: Márcia Martins (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro), Arts One 1.28, ‘Investigating the Genderization and Politicization of Shakespeare’s Plays in Brazil’

 

Programme 2010-2011

Wednesday 17 November 2010 (ILAS Research Seminar, 1.36 Arts Building) Dr Rosa Vidal Doval, ‘Belief, History, and Law in Anti-Converso Polemics: The Texts of the Toledo Rebellion, 1449’

Wednesday 8 December 2010 (ILAS Research Seminar, 1.36 Arts Building) James Hawkey, ‘De mica en mica s’omple la pica: Experimental Findings from Barcelona’

Monday 24 January 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 5.30pm, 1.36 Arts Building) Professor Bernardo Mançano Fernandes (UNESCO Chair, Professor at the UNESP, MST & FAPESP consultant), ‘Territórios em disputa: o campesinato e o agronegócio’

Wednesday 26 January 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 6pm, 1.36 Arts Building) Dr Elisa Costa Villaverde (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), ‘Identities and Migrations in Twenty First Century Spain: The Role of the Filmic Image in the New Social Map. The Case of the African Presence in the Canary Islands.’

Wednesday 2 February 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 6pm, 1.36 Arts Building) Dr Graciela Ravetti (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, CNPq, Fapemig), ‘Representaciones de lo político, de lo social y del trabajo en la ficción argentina del siglo XXI’

Wednesday 16 February 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 6pm, 1.36 Arts Building) Professor Else Vieira (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘The Documentary Film at the Turn of the Millennium in Brazil and Argentina’

Tuesday 1 March 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 1pm, 1.25 Arts Building) Dominika Gasiorowski (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Representing Prostitutes in Mexico City: Marginality through the Photographs of Maya Goded’

Tuesday 15 March 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 1pm, 1.25 Arts Building) Dr Alberto Egea Fernández-Montesinos (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla), ‘Anglo-Saxon Women Explorers in Spain: Approaching the Postcolonial Periphery’

Wednesday 23 March 2011 (ILAS Research Seminar, 6pm, 1.36 Arts Building) Dr Alessandro Mistrorigo (Royal Holloway & Queen Mary), ‘Reading Voices: A Proposal for Spanish Contemporary Poetry’

 

Programme 2009-2010

Wednesday 14 October 6pm - Arts 1.16, Arts Building
Dr Gema Pérez-Sánchez, 'The Intersection of Queer and Migration Studies in Spain Today'

Wednesday, 9 December, 6pm - Arts 1.36, Arts Building 
Ignacio Gregorio Sales (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Revisión del uso de las (nuevas) TIC e ideas sobre su aplicación en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de lenguas’

Tuesday 16 February 1.05 pm in Room 1.36 Arts Building (All are welcome to this special meeting) Dr José Luis Caramés Lage (Universidad de Oviedo) will be talking (in Spanish) about his work as a novelist. Some details about José-Luis and his latest work can be found here.

Wednesday 3 March 6 pm in Room 1.36 Arts Building 
Carlos Fernández López & Valentino Gianuzzi (Deptal Research Seminar & Centre for Catalan Studies), ‘Ramón Vinyes, la revista Voces y la vanguardia en América Latina’

Wednesday 10 March 6 pm in Room 1.36 Arts Building 
Ángel Osle & Elina Vilar Beltrán, ‘The impact of the Year Abroad on students’ communicative competence’

Wednesday 24 March 6 pm Room 1.36, Arts Building 
Ms Najat El Hachmi (Writer in Residence, Centre for Catalan Studies), Reading and question & answer session.

Thursday 29 April 2010 6 pm - Room 2.07, Arts Building
Dr Alberto Egea Fernández-Montesinos, Centro de Estudios Andaluces and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, 'Anglo-Saxon Women Explorers in Spain: Approaching the Postcolonial Periphery'

 

Programme 2008-2009

Wednesday, 29 October: Dr. Patricia D´Allemand (Queen Mary - Latin American Studies): 'Escribir en el aire de Antonio Cornejo Polar: hacia un arreglo de cuentas con su legado intelectualz'

Wednesday, 12 November: Noelia Diaz-Vicedo (Graduate Programme in Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary): 'Maria-Mercè Marçal: The Poetics of the Particular'

Friday, 14 November
José María Bellido Morillas, Universidad de Granada, ‘Antigüedades alfonsíes: Nembrod, Daluca, Alejandro’

Wednesday 14 January: Dr. Fiona Macaulay (Peace Studies, University of Bradford): 'Exclusionary and Inclusionary Gendered Regimes of Political Representation in Brazil and Chile'

Wednesday 21 January: Dr. Esther Usó Juan (Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain): 'L2 reading instruction: theory, research and practice'

Wednesday 4 March (5.00 pm - Arts Lecture Theatre): Professor Geoffrey Kantaris (Director, Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge)‘Cultures of Fear, Cultures of Resistance: The Representation of Hard Rock, Punk and Rap in Latin American Urban Cinema’

 

Programme 2007-2008

Tuesday 23 October: Carlos Conde Solares (Queen Mary): 'Nuevos apuntes sobre Juan y Francisco de Villalpando'.

Wednesday 12 December : Miguel Alarcos (Universidad de Oviedo): 'El póstumo viaje (o Viraje) estético de Cervantes: del prólogo del Persiles al sentido último de la obra'

Wednesday 16 January: Parvati Nair (Queen Mary): 'Autography From the Margins: Photography, Collective Self-Representation and the Disturbance of History'

Wednesday 13 February: Maria Ester Maciel (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and CNPq): 'The Inventory: Borges, Greenway and Bispo'

Wednesday 12 March: Gabriel Quirós Alpera (Queen Mary): 'La puesta en escena de los clásicos áureos: Panorámica y Problemática general'

Wednesday 19 March: Miguel Carrera (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas): 'Teatro civil: los primeros scarceos de Juan Benet con la escena'

 

Programme 2006-2007

Wednesday 11 October: Dr Barry Taylor (British Library): 'Strategies for identifying humour in El conde Lucanor'.

Wednesday 1 November: Dr Emilio Martínez Mata (University of Oviedo): 'El cambio de interpretación del Quijote: de libro de burlas a obra clásica'.

Wednesday 6 December: Ms Angela Dorado Otero (Queen Mary): on the Cuban novel [Title to be confirmed].

Wednesday 31 January (postponed from 6 December): Ms Angela Dorado Otero (Queen Mary): 'Palabras traspuestas: la intertextualidad en Máscaras de Leonardo Padura Fuentes'

Wednesday 28 February (under the auspices of the Instituto Cervantes): Poetry recital and talk by Mr Félix Grande

Wednesday 21 March: Ms Julia Pozas (Queen Mary): 'Impersonalidad nominal: una perspectiva diacrónica'

Wednesday 28 March: Omar García (Queen Mary)

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