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Tuesday 14 March 2017, 17.00 ArtsTwo 3.20

Dr Sophie Stevens (University of Warwick), "'Otra vez creí que moría...': Love and Death in Translating Uruguayan Dramatist Raquel Diana".

All welcome

Centre for Catalan Studies Seminar

28 March

Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Mile End Campus. Laws Building: Room 102

Seminars are followed by cava and pa amb tomàquet.

Professor Brad Epps (University of Cambridge):

'Between Opacity and Clarity: Josep Maria Forn, Pere Portabella and Catalan Cinematic Representation under Franco.'

This talk examines the cinematic representation of Catalonia in the late 1960s and early 70s, when Catalan culture, and especially the cinema, despite a relative 'liberalisation', continued to be the object of considerable censorship. Reflecting on two very different filmmakers, Josep Maria Forn and Pere Portabella, and two very different modes of filmmaking, neo-realism in Forn’s La piel quemada (1967) and the neo-avant garde in Portabella’s Nocturn 29 (1968) and Vampir cuadecuc (1970), the talk addresses questions of audience and intelligibility, speech and silence, entertainment and resistance.

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Rui Zink 'Home is not an Island: Portuguese Literature Sailing the World since 1143' 

9 March 2017, 18:30, David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, followed by a reception.

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Home is an Island is the title of a fascinating autobiographical novel by Luso-American Writer Alfred Lewis, born Alfredo Luís in Flores, Azores Islands. But what of John Donne, ‘no man is an island’? Portuguese literature has developed a taste for some main chords across the centuries. What are they? What is the state of the art of Portuguese literature today? And where does the specific author speaking to you fit?

 Rui Zink (Lisbon, 1961) was born on Bloomsday. He is the author of thirty books, plays, graphic novels, and an opera. In 2001, he wrote Os Surfistas, the first Portuguese online interactive novel. He also teaches Literature and Editing at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

The lecture is a joint initiative of the Camões Institute (Lisbon) and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, QMUL. 





28th Annual Kate Elder Lecture

Diana Cullell Teixidor (University of Liverpool), Engaging and engaged poetry: The poet, the reader and history in the works of Luis García Montero

Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 18.30, ArtsOne Lecture Theatre, followed by a reception in the ArtsOne Foyer.

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