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NOSOTROS: Iberian and Latin American Week, University of Liverpool, Monday 29 October–Sunday 4 November 2018

NosotrosNosOtros: Iberian and Latin American Week, University of Liverpool,
Monday 29 October–Sunday 4 November 2018

Monday 29 October

Welcome event: Día de Muertos. A celebration of Mexican traditions

Language Lounge, 4pm – 6pm

Día de Muertos is a syncretic celebration that draws heavily from indigenous Aztec and Nahua traditions and coincides with the Christian All Souls. It recognises and commemorates the dead as well as reflecting on the living. Central to this celebration is an altar with offerings that are meaningful to those who build it. This will be on display and will be explained as part of our launch.

Tuesday 30 October

Screening: El memorial del 68 (Nicolás Echevarría, 2008) with Q&A – In Spanish with English subtitles

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 8 5.30pm – 8pm

In collaboration with UNAM-UK Centre for Mexican Studies film series. A documentary of the student protests and the government’s brutal response in the lead up the Olympics hosted by Mexico in October 1968. It attempts to bear witness to the events and fill in some of the historical gaps. The screening will be introduced by Dr Niamh Thornton, UoL, and will be followed by a Q&A.

Taster: Galician Language and Culture

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 3 12pm – 1pm

This will introduce you to the history, language and culture of Galicia, from its origins to the present day.

Workshop: Language and Power with Laia Darder (Sheffield Hallam University)

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 4 11am – 12pm

The aim of this workshop is to uncover ways in which language and power interact in the Hispanic world, by looking at different languages and their status.

Paula Rego’s etchings display at the Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery, 1pm – 4pm

Guided visit to the Paula Rego’s etchings in the Walker Art Gallery. This event is fully booked.

Wednesday 31 October

Roger Wright’s Vintage Radio Show: Live Requests from Hispanic Studies Staff and Students

Language Lounge, 12pm – 2pm

Live requests from Hispanic Studies staff and students.

Workshop: Music composition with Guiem Soldevila

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 5 1pm – 2pm

Reflection on the creation of songs: from the their first inspiration to the final product.

Salsa Class

Flexible Teacing Space, 502 Teaching Hub, 3pm – 4pm

Come and enjoy this unique ‘Salsa’ and ‘Merengue’ class. From beginners to improvers. All welcome.

European Film Agencies and Public Policies by Susana de la Sierra

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 6 4pm – 5pm

Talk delivered by Former Director General of the Spanish Film Institute Susana de la Sierra.

Concert: Guiem Soldevila

The Caledonia, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The singer-songwriter will sing his own songs and perform versions of poets in Catalan.

Thursday 1 November

Conversation with Juan Gómez-Jurado (Peers Visiting Writer 2018)

Management School Seminar Room 5, 11am – 12.30pm

Juan Gómez-Jurado is a writer and journalist with a wide-ranging career in media and several best sellers. There will be a Q&A session where he will talk about his professional career and reveal the intricacies of his novels.

Screening of A Fábrica de Nada (Pedro Pinho, 2017) with Q&A — in Portuguese with English subtitles

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6 6pm – 9.30pm

Ana Reimão, Lecturer in Portuguese, will introduce this multi-award winning film (including the 2017 FIPRESCI – Film Critics Prize at Cannes) and lead a Q&A with the audience and special guests.

Friday 2 November

Twitter Micro Story Competition

This year´s Twitter competition theme is NosOtros. We are looking for stories reflecting on multiculturalism. Each micro story should include #IBLAW18. We welcome stories written in any of the following Iberian Languages: Basque, Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish.

Seminar: Lobak (Grandchildren): preserving the memory of the bombing of Gernika two generations after — in Basque with English subtitles

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 10 12pm – 2pm

Two members of Lobak, grandchildren of those who suffered the bombing in 1937, will talk us through their aims and the screening of the documentary Gernika. Markak (2016).

Screening: Where do you draw the line? (Joseph Wordsworth, 2016) and Q&A with Joseph Wordsworth (director) and Mike Smith (producer)

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 1 2pm – 4pm

In this documentary, Liverpool graduates investigate the impact of the oil industry in Ecuador. The director and producer will tell us how they went about making the documentary.

Sunday 4 November

Screening of A Cidade onde envelheço (Marília Rocha, 2016) — in Portuguese with English subtitles

FACT, 3.30pm – 5pm

‘A living painting of Brazil that almost literally drags the audience into the narrow streets of the Belo Horizonte’ — Cineuropa.

With actress Francisca Manuel in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets available from http://www.fact.co.uk

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CFP: Maius Workshop Meeting: ‘Imagining Spain and Latin America Abroad’

Short, informal papers are invited for the next meeting of The Maius Workshop, a community of graduate students and early career researchers working on Iberian and Latin American arts, histories and cultures. For more information about the group, please visit their website.

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Édouard Manet
Monk in Prayer (1865)
MFA Boston

The meeting will take place in the Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute, London WC2R 0RN on June 11 2018, 6:00–7:30pm

The theme of the meeting is ‘Imagining Spain and Latin America abroad.’ Discussion may consider exchange, trade, and the foreign reception of Spanish and Latin American art and culture.

Informal presentations should last no longer than 15 minutes.

The Maius Workshop endeavours to create a supportive environment to present new ideas and talk through problems and open questions. Collaborative research is central to the group’s ethos, and it aims to encourage dialogue rather than showcase fully-resolved material.

If you are interested in attending or presenting your work, please email maiusworkshop@gmail.com before May 15, 2018.

Featured Exhibition: ‘The Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War’

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Thea Haberfeld                Landscape, 1943

Oil on canvas
35 x 52 cm
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

‘‘The Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War,’ on show at the at the Sala Brasil of London’s Brazilian Embassy until 22 June, recreates an exhibition of modern Brazilian painting held at the Royal Academy and seven regional galleries in 1944. The show was part of a concerted politic and cultural effort to cement Brazilian-British relations after the South American country’s entrance in the Allied coalition in 1942. Having successfully eluded German U-boats during the trans-Atlantic crossing and overcome the reservations of major museum directors, the paintings in the exhibitions introduced more than 100.000 visitors to the nuances of a country which was then largely unknown. Attended by such major intellectuals as T.S. Eliot and H.G. Wells, the show was a major success, resulting in several new acquisitions by British museums.

 

 

Click here to read an extensive review of this exhibition on Apollo, or visit the exhibition’s website.

The Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War’ is at the Sala Brasil Arts Centre, Embassy of Brazil, until 22 June.

Workshop: New Work on Books and Readers in the Spanish Speaking World, The Warburg Institute, London, 20 April 2018

 

On 20 April 2018, the Warburg Institute (in conjunction with the Cervantes Institute) will host an event on books and readers in the Spanish-speaking world, with the theme ‘The Book as World, the World as Book’. The day will culminate in a conversation between Alberto Manguel, Director of the National Library of Argentina, and Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg.

 

 

Programme

Workshop: 2:00-5:30

Keynote and Reception: 6.00-8.00

2:00-3:00: WORKSHOP

Matthew Coneys (postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London): Reorienting the East: Paratextual Developments in C16th Spanish Editions of Marco Polo and John Mandeville 

Marta Mansila Martín (PhD candidate, Universidad Complutense Madrid): ‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page’: Cities and travels in Literature

3:00-4:00: WORKSHOP

Alexandra Nowosiad (PhD candidate, King’s College London): Aiming the Spanish Canon: Printing [inter]national Literature in the Habsburg Low Countries

Professor Linda Newson (Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London): Medical books, apothecaries and the practice of medicine in early colonial Lima, Peru

4:00-4:30: TEA

4:30-5:30: WORKSHOP

Edward Wilson-Lee (Director of Studies, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge): Life in the Library: Hernando Colón and the Universe of Books

Roberto Casazza (Head of Research, National Library of Argentina): Warburg and the celestial sphere: some new ideas on an old topic

5:30-6:00: BREAK

6:00-7:00: KEYNOTE

Alberto Manguel (Director, National Library of Argentina), in conversation with Bill Sherman (Director, The Warburg Institute)

7:00-8:00: RECEPTION sponsored by the Cervantes Institute

Attendance is free of charge. To book please click here

 

Call For Papers: Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith, CAA conference, 21-24 February 2018, Los Angeles

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María Cristina de Borbon, Queen of Spain, Vicente López Portaña ©Museo Nacional del Prado

For the next annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA), scheduled for 21-24 February 2018 in Los Angeles, the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies is organizing a panel in memory of the Hispanist Gridley McKim-Smith (1943-2013).  The chairs, Mey-Yen Moriuchi and Mark Castro, invite paper proposals by August 14.

Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith
“Material splendor—rare and exquisite fabrics, dazzling displays of wealth and sartorial beauty—is a compelling value in Hispanic-American clothing” (McKim-Smith, Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque 2013, 111).  Gridley McKim-Smith (1943–2013) argued that the “profound materiality and sensuality of costume is crucial in Spain’s American possessions, where only stuffs recognized as prestigious can insulate the wearer from public disgrace and where the most sumptuous silks or alpacas, sometimes interwoven with precious metals, can make the wearer both admired and desired.” (114)  In honor of the late McKim-Smith’s research interests and scholarship this session will consider representations of dress and fashion in Iberia and Latin America.  In the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds, depictions of costumes in paintings, sculptures, prints, and other visual media, as well as the creation of textiles and garments, demonstrate the power of dress in the construction of social, racial, gender, and cultural identities.  The existence of extensive global trade networks facilitated the exchange and synthesis of artistic practices and craftsmanship permitting unique garments and objects which revealed the wearer’s style, aesthetic preferences, and social status.  We seek papers from broad geographical and chronological periods, from Pre-Columbian to Modern, that consider the role of fashion, costume, and consumer culture in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.  How do clothes mediate identity, ideology, social rank, and subjectivity?  What is the relationship between consumer culture and conspicuous consumption in Iberia and Latin America?  How did dimensions of lived experience—psychological, performative, and political—survive in articles of dress?
Chairs: Mey-Yen Moriuchi, La Salle University, moriuchi@lasalle.edu; Mark Castro, Philadelphia Museum of Art, mcastro@philamuseum.org
The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 14. Click here for CAA’s proposal guidelines, which indicate that speakers on the panel must be members of CAA.  Decisions on the proposals will be sent by Monday, August 28.  If you have questions, please reach out to the chairs.