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Spanish and Latin American Research Seminar

The Spanish and Latin American Research Seminar meets 2-3 times per Semester. It provides a forum for research across the whole of Hispanic Studies. Papers are invited from current research students and members of academic staff, and from visiting speakers. All meetings are on Tuesdays, except where noted.

Programme 2017-2018

Term 1

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 5pm, Laws 100: "Biblioteca Digital y Base de Datos ARTELOPE: Usos y aplicaciones a los estudios de género" (Gemma Burgos Segarra, Universidad de Valencia).

Term 2

  • Tuesday 16 January 2018, 5pm, Arts One 2.26, QMUL. Mile End: "Lengua sagrada para definir el mundo: sistemas de significación de la cultura maya" by Dr. Michela Craveri (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy).

  • Tuesday, 23 of January 2018, 5pm Laws 119, QMUL, Mile End: "The tyranny of the King versus the tyranny of the people: Monarchism and federalism in Juan Pablo Viscardo and Simón Bolívar" (Humberto Núñez Faraco, UCL).

  • Tuesday 27 September 2016, Susana Gala Pellicer (AUGE) on "Miedo, odio y deseo: la hechicera Vicenta Gracia ante la Inquisición (1600)", at 5p.m. in Bancroft 106.
  • Monday 3 October 2016, Ricardo Rato Rodrigues (QMUL), Mark Francis (University of Edinburgh) and Fabrício Tavares de Moraes (QMUL) will be conducting a seminar on the Portuguese writer António Lobo Antunes, at 5pm in Arts Two 3.20
  • Friday 21 October 2016, Ana Luísa Amaral on "On writing and translating poetry (Shakespeare, Dickinson)", at 5p.m., in ArtsOne Lecture Theatre.

  • 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"

  • 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 Álvarez, '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

  • 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: Sonia 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'

  • 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 Godedâ'
  • 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'

  • Wednesday 14 October 6pm - Arts 1.16, Arts Building: Dr Gema Perez-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. 
  • 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: Ángel 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'

  • 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 Díaz-Vicedo (Graduate Programme in Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary): 'Maria-Mercé 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, Castellço, 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'

  • 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 Cientíicas): 'Teatro civil: los primeros scarceos de Juan Benet con la escena'

  • 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 31 January: 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: Dr Omar Garcí­a (Queen Mary)
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