Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Modern & Medieval Languages

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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News and Events 2014-2015

News

• We are delighted to announce that Clare College (University of Cambridge) has officially approved the Anthony Close Spanish Golden Age Research Scholarship that will fund a PhD student working on Early Modern Spanish and Spanish American Literature and Culture.

The scholarship provides funding for up to a maximum of three years for a student registered for the PhD degree at the University of Cambridge. This studentship has been funded in honour of Dr Anthony Close, who was a member of Cambridge University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 1967 to 2004, where he was Reader in Spanish Old Comedy and the department's expert in Cervantes. More information can be found here.

Gillian Harris, former student of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Tripos 2014), had her poem commended by judges at the Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation. Many congratulations to Gillian! Her entry was a translation of a poem by Argentinian poet Susana Thénon, you can read it here.

Prof Brad Epps at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Prof Epps, Professor of Spanish and Head of the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge, gave a lecture entitled “La insoportable levedad de los huesos. El documentalismo fílmico de Patricio Guzmán en Nostalgia de la Luz” as part of the series of events organised by the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán to mark the 44th anniversary of their Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas. You may read HERE an article from Yucatán Informa highlighting key aspects of Prof Epps's lecture on a topic very relevant at present in Mexico.

Current and Forthcoming Events

Local Events

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars 2014/15. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2014 can be found HERE and the poster for this term HERE.

Ibero-Romance Linguistics Seminars 2014/15. The programme for this year will be available here in due course.

Centre of Latin American Studies Seminars. Please click here to see current programme of events/seminars, etc.

[5 December 2014] Clipflair Workshop, Rocío Baños-Piñero and Jorge Díaz-Cintas. Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) @ UCL 10 am – 1 pm 5 December 2014 Venue: CALL Facility, MML Raised Faculty Building.   Please note that places are limited, if you wish to register please email Angeles Carreres (ac289@cam.ac.uk). For further information please click here.

Current and forthcoming events outside Cambridge

• Relevant events will be added to this section as appropriate.

Recent events in and out of Cambridge

[1 November 2014] The Norman MacColl Symposium 2014] in Spanish Cinema in honour of Román Gubern is entitled: Canon, contra-canon y cinefilia: Historias del cine español en un contexto internacional. The MacColl Lecturer 2014 will be: Prof Román Gubern Garriga-Nogués, Emeritus Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Title of his Lecture: Soñar con los ojos abiertos. Other speakers: Josetxo Cerdán, Sonia García López, Vicente Sánchez-Biosca, Jean-Claude Seguin; Eva Woods Peiró; Francisco Zurian. ALL TALKS WILL BE GIVEN IN SPANISH. Please see the Symposium poster HERE and the Symposium Programme HERE. PLEASE NOTE: The Symposium is free and open to the public but those wishing to attend must register for catering purposes by contacting Laura Kemp (ljlk2@cam.ac.uk) by Thursday, 30 October 2014 AT THE LATEST, please. Venue: The Elton-Bowring Room, Memorial Court, Clare College, Queen's Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AJ. Coffee/tea served from 10.00 (first lecture scheduled for 10.30 a.m.). PLEASE NOTE: Tea/coffee will be served at break times and a list of nearby restaurants and pubs can be found HERE and will also be handed out to those attending on arrival at the Symposium. For information on accommodation in Cambridge please click HERE

 

Past Years News and Events (2008-2013)


News and Events 2013-2014

News

NEW PROFESSOR OF SPANISH: It is with great pleasure that the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, announces the appointment of Professor Bradley Epps to the Chair of Spanish from July, 2013. A well-known and much respected scholar on the international academic circuit, Brad comes to the United Kingdom after many years at Harvard. His expertise spans the length and breadth of Hispanic Studies with outstanding work in literature, film, theory, history, colonial (African and Latin American), Iberian, gender and queer studies. A fellow of King’s College, his colleagues in the Faculty and Department look forward to a long and fruitful tenure of the chair. NEW HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: On 1 January 2014, Professor Epps becomes Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

• At the end of Michaelmas Term 2013, it was announced that Professor Lisboa was one of the winners of the IV International Essay Competition (Prêmio Itamaraty de Literatura Brasileira: 2012) for an essay on the work of Lygia Fagundes Telles.

Clare College continues the fund-raising campaign to establish The Anthony Close Scholarship in Spanish Golden Age Studies. If you would like to make a donation and for further information, please refer to this page.

‘Thrills and chills’, a quiz, on the exhibition ‘Read all about it! Wrongdoing in Spain and England in the long nineteenth century’, was created for visitors to the exhibition during the 2013 Festival of Ideas and can be accessed from here. Have fun!

New publication: Dr Elizabeth Drayson's latest book, The Lead Books of Granada, has recently been published by Palgrave MacMillan in their Early Modern History series. The monograph evaluates the cultural status and importance of the polyvalent, ambiguous artefacts known as the lead books, which were discovered on a hillside in late sixteenth-century Granada and embody many of the dualities and paradoxes inherent in the racial and religious dilemmas of Early Modern Spain.

Current and Forthcoming Events

Local Events

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars 2013/14. The programme for Lent Term 2014 can be seen here and that for Michaelmas Term 2013 here.

Ibero-Romance Linguistics Seminars 2013/14. The programme for this year can be seen here.

Centre of Latin American Studies Seminars. Please click here to see the current programme.

Current and forthcoming events outside Cambridge

[17 October 2013 until 23 March 2014] Beyond El Dorado Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia at The British Museum, London.

¡Vamos! Latin American events in London.

Recent events in and out of Cambridge

[29-30 November 2013] International Symposium Salvador Espriu. To mark this year's 100th anniversary of the birth of the Catalan poet Salvador Espriu, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge, the Institut Ramon Llull and the Centre for Catalan Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, are hosting a two-day/two-venue event on Friday, 29 November (at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge) and on Saturday, 30 November (at the Centre for Catalan Studies, QMUL). Please click here for further details on this Symposium and for information on how to register to attend this FREE event and here to see the programme.

[30 April until 23 December 2013] Read all about it! Wrongdoing in Spain and England in the long nineteenth century. From the Cambridge University Library WEBPAGE: Cambridge University Library is happy to announce the opening of the exhibition Read all about it! Wrongdoing in Spain and England in the long nineteenth century. Curated by Professor Alison Sinclair and Vanessa Lacey, and formally launched by Lord Williams of Oystermouth, it will run from the 30th of April until the 23rd of December 2013.

The exhibition draws on the Library's vast collection of material from both countries and reveals a catalogue of criminality from the University Library's remarkable collections of books, broadsides, penny dreadfuls and cheap, mass-produced ephemera. Both curators stress the importance of the collections to the national heritages of Britain, Spain and Europe as a whole.

The material reveals how, just like today, tales of crime and punishment were lapped up by a huge cross-section of society in the two countries: from illiterate Spanish peasants who consumed tales of wickedness and evil deeds via rudimentary picture stories to the English middle classes who devoured verbatim court reports from The Times. Themes include: 'Don't lock up your daughters', 'The glamour of bandits', and 'Monstrous criminals'.

The exhibition form part of Professor Alison Sinclair's on-going research. For a preview of all the Spanish material on display and selected English items, including Florence Maybrick's account, please visit the Cambridge Digital Library here.

For additional information about selected exhibits, and images of all the items on display, please visit the virtual exhibition here.

The University's press release about the exhibition can be found here

To read more about the University Library's pliegos sueltos collection, click here.

[4 November 2013] Photojournalism & Jazz Age Barcelona, lecture by Prof. Robert Davidson, University of Toronto; held at Fitzwilliam College. [Click on the title of the lecture to see some photos]

[6 July until 29 September 2013] Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940 Royal Academy exhibition, in The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House.

News and Events 2012-2013

News

Clare College has started a fund-raising campaign to establish The Anthony Close Scholarship in Spanish Golden Age Studies. If you would like to make a donation and for further information, please refer to this page.

Saudades de Cambridge: a blog for students and others interested in Lusophone activities.

CATALAN TRIP 2013: During the Easter break, a group of 5 MML students of Catalan, accompanied by our Catalan lectora Ms Carme Calduch, spent a few days (18 to 26 March) visiting some of the major cities of the Catalan-speaking territories. They flew to Alacant; then visited Valencia, where they participated in the festivities of the "fallas"; and then travelled to Castelló finishing their trip in Barcelona. In Castelló, our students shared flats with Valencian students and attended classes and lectures at the Jaume I University. Please click HERE to read a summary of their trip submitted by one of the students, Tim Kitching.

Local Events

Cambridge Hispanic Research Seminars 2012/13. Please click here to see the Lent 2013 programme. You may see here the programme we offered in Michaelmas 2012.

Centre of Latin American Studies Seminars. Please click here to see the current programme.

Recent News and Events in Cambridge and outside Cambridge but related to Spanish & Portuguese

[22-23 April 2013] The Norman MacColl Symposium 2013, is entitled Remembering JB Trend: the Quiet Internationalist and will celebrate the life and work of J B Trend, the first Professor of Spanish in Cambridge, and a central figure in the history of Hispanism. The Symposium will be held on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 April 2013 at the Latimer Room, Clare College, Cambridge. The MacColl Lecturer 2013 will be Dame Margaret Anstee and the title of her lecture "John Brande Trend: the Life of a Scholar Gypsy". This lecture will be given at 5.00 p.m. on Monday 22 April 2013 at the Latimer Room, Clare College; ALL ARE WELCOME to attend this FREE lecture, without registration. For further information and a link to the REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE SYMPOSIUM ON 23 APRIL, please click HERE. You can find HERE the Poster for this event. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: ONLY those wishing to attend the symposium on 23 April, will need to complete the Registration Form. SYMPOSIUM FEE: £25 (full), £12 (student), FREE REGISTRATION for Cambridge Students and Academics, but please note that ALL those wishing to attend the event on Tuesday, 23 April must fill in the REGISTRATION FORM for catering purposes. Thank you. Deadline for Registration: 18 April 2013. This event has been organised by CRASSH and supported by the Residencia de Estudiantes and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge. Administrative assistance for this event: conferences@crassh.cam.ac.uk

[Tuesday, 19 February 2013] The Spanish Holocaust in Context, 5.00 p.m. at the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College. Speakers: Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia) and Paul Preston (London School of Economics), this is a University of Cambridge Modern European History seminar and Erasmus Society joint session. Please click here to see the poster for this event.

Two of Brazil’s best young novelists discuss their work with Cambridge academics and students.

[15 November 2012]Granta – Best of Young Brazilian Novelists, Cambridge Symposium. 3.00 - 5.00 pm: Round table debate (Bowett Room, Queens’ College) with Brazilian writers Tatiana Salem Levy and Michel Laub, translator Nick Caistor and Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey. Debate led by Rachel Brown and Matt Carless. 6.30 -7.30 pm: Public reading at Waterstones. ‘Tatiana Salem Levy, Michel Laub and Nick Caistor in conversation with Ella Allfrey. Please click here to see the poster for this event. ALL WELCOME!!

[9 November 2012] Heroes and Heroines of Wrongdoing Second Workshop of the AHRC-funded project ‘Wrongdoing in Spain 1800-1936: Realities, Representations, Reactions’.  This second workshop will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London on Friday, 9 November 2012. Please click here to read the workshop programme and you can see the abstracts for this workshop here.

[11 October 2012] Lovely flower: Contacts between popular and classical Brazilian music trhough the myth of the three sad races. A talk by Prof. Dr. Marco Antonio da  Silva Ramos, Universidade de São Paulo. Please click here to see the poster for this event.

[26 November 2012]"Sem flash, a documentary on the life and work of Ricardo Rangel (1924-2009)". Please click here to see the poster for this event and here for further information on Ricardo Rangel and on the documentary Sem flash. This event will be held in Room DD48, 4th floor Cripps Court, Queens' College, Cambridge on Monday, 26 November. At 3.00 p.m. the screening of the documentary will take place (n.b. in Portuguese with English subtitles) followed at 4.00 p.m. by a Q&A session with the director of the documentary, Bruno Z'Graggen. Please contact Dr Ana Margarida Martins if you wish to attend. Free admission, all welcome!

[October-December 2012] Workshops on Postcolonial art and literature in the Portuguese-speaking world. Dr Ana Margarida Dias Martins (University of Cambridge) is this year's Instituto Camões Visiting Scholar at King's College, London. From October to December, Dr Martins will be leading a series of six workshops on Postcolonial art and literature in the Portuguese-speaking world. Please click here for a full outline of the programme

[20 September 2012 - 6 January 2013] Renaissance to Goya: prints and drawings from Spain, at the British Museum, London. This free exhibition brings together for the first time prints and drawings by mainly Spanish and important European artists working in Spain from the mid-16th to the first decades of the 19th century, many of which have never before been on display.


News and Events 2011-2012

News

Premios poesía 2012Español ab initio 2011-2012
This year’s ab initio students had a chance to put their linguistic and creative skills into practice when writing their poems for the Premio de poesía 2011-2012. Anton Bruder and Katie Reid were awarded the shared prize, by popular vote. They each received a copy of Lorca’s Selected Poems and a very warm round of applause. Here you can find the winning poems and the whole Poemario (anonymized, at the request of some of the authors).

Professor Manucha Lisboa's new book The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Wester Culture features in a recent University News article: 'Thinking the Unthinkable'.

Professor Alison Sinclair has been awarded £600,725 by the AHRC for her research project ‘Wrongdoing in Spain, 1800-1936: Realities, Representations and Reactions’ (2011-2014). This research project features in a recent University News article on Research News: 'Read all about it!'.

Local Events

[20 June 2012] TWO SHORT FILMS with a Q&A hosted by Erica Segre. Wednesday, 20 June, 5.30 p.m., Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College (enter via Trinity Street). Ouroboros (2011) and On this Island (2012) written and directed by Matthew Hammett Knott and produced by Farhana Bhula (recent MML graduates - Trinity College, 2008). Please see here the poster for this event. Screening at 5.30 followed by a drinks reception at 6.30 p.m. FREE EVENT, ALL WELCOME!

[4-6 May 2012] Catalan Conference: to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Catalan Lectorat at the University of Cambridge, a conference took place at Fitzwilliam College from 4 to 6 May 2012. Please click here to read the Conference report and here for some photographs of the event. The programme can be found here. Please click here to see the poster for this event. Further information: (1) How to get to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge; (2) Accommodation in Cambridge.

Cambridge Hispanic Research Seminars 2011/12. Please click here to see the Lent Term 2012 programme. Please click here to see the Michaelmas Term programme. There are NO SEMINARS in the Easter Term.

[1 April 2012] Romeyka and Asia Minor Greek Workshop is the second workshop on Romeyka and Asia Minor Greek dialectal morpho-syntax. It will take place at Queens’ College, Cambridge, on Sunday 1 April 2012. The invited speaker is Prof. Peter Trudgill who will talk about social determinants of linguistic complexity in Greek dialects. You will find the complete programme here. Please click here to see the poster of this event. REGISTRATION is £20 (but there is no registration fee for students and speakers). PLEASE NOTE that EVERYONE wishing to attend MUST EMAIL Dr Ioanna Sitaridou (is269@cam.ac.uk) BY THURSDAY, 15 MARCH TO REGISTER. For any queries regarding this event, please email Dr Sitaridou. Further information: (1) How to get to Queens' College, Cambridge; (2) Accommodation in Cambridge; (3) Restaurants/pubs near Queens' and map of the area.

[31 March 2012] The Sixth European Dialect Syntax Workshop is organized by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge, in cooperation with the Meertens Institute and the Edisyn project (www.dialectsyntax.org). It will take place at Queens’ College, Cambridge, on Saturday March 31st, 2012. The invited speaker is Dr David Willis (Cambridge) who will talk about modelling language change in the Syntactic Atlas of Welsh Dialect. You will find the complete programme here. Please click here to see the poster of this event. REGISTRATION is £20 (but there is no registration fee for students and speakers). PLEASE NOTE that EVERYONE wishing to attend MUST EMAIL Dr Ioanna Sitaridou (is269@cam.ac.uk) BY THURSDAY, 15 MARCH TO REGISTER. For any queries regarding this event, please email Dr Sitaridou. Further information: (1) How to get to Queens' College, Cambridge; (2) Accommodation in Cambridge; (3) Restaurants/pubs near Queens' and map of the area.

[28-30 March 2012] The Second Cambridge Colloquium on the “Histories of the Ibero-Romance languages” – Norman MacColl Symposium 2012, to be held Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 March 2012 in the Bowett Room, Queens’ College, Cambridge. The 2012 MacColl Lecturer will be Prof. Ana Maria Martins (Lisbon) who will lecture on Issues in word order change in Portuguese and beyond at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 30 March. You will find the complete programme here. Please click here to see the poster of this event. REGISTRATION is £25 (but there is no registration fee for students, Cambridge academics and speakers). PLEASE NOTE that EVERYONE wishing to attend MUST EMAIL maccoll2012@gmail.com BY THURSDAY, 15 MARCH TO REGISTER. For any queries regarding this event, please use that email address. Further information: (1) How to get to Queens' College, Cambridge; (2) Accommodation in Cambridge; (3) Restaurants/pubs near Queens' and map of the area.

[17 February 2012] Wrongdoing in Spain 1800-1936: Realities, Representations, Reactions (AHRC-funded project 2011-2014).  We are pleased to announce the first workshop of the Wrongdoing in Spain project, which will take place on 17 February 2012, in the in the Latimer Room, Clare College, Cambridge.  Refreshments during the day, including a sandwich lunch, will be provided for those who attend. There is a charge of £10 for senior members, and £5 for students. Those who would like to attend are asked to write to Professor Alison Sinclair (as49@cam.ac.uk) by 10 February 2012 (so that we can calculate numbers for catering). Payment can be sent by a cheque in advance (payable to Clare College, and sent to Professor Alison Sinclair, Clare College, Thirkill Court, Queen’s Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AJ), or paid on arrival on the day. Please click here to read the workshop programme.

[13-14 January 2012] Visualising Violence: Art, Memory and Dictatorship in Latin America. In the wake of many years of sustained political violence and military dictatorships in Latin America, images have played a crucial role in the construction of the traumatic past. For further information on this event organised by CRASSH, please click here.

[5 November 2011, 2.00-5.30 pm] Walking between worlds Symposium, Firstsite art gallery, Colchester. The second panel of the symposium is dedicated to the work of Regina José Galindo. The Guatemalan performance artist will speak about her work, and we will hear other critics and historians thoughts about the context of Galindo's work, which deals with the specifics of violence in Guatemala and Mexico. Please click here for further information on this event, PLEASE NOTE that admission is free, but booking essential. Email arts@essex.ac.uk.

[5 November 2011, 12.00 - 17.00] Day of the Dead event at the Wellcome Collection, London. Please click here for further information on this FREE EVENT.

[6 October 2011- 26 February 2012] Infinitas Gracias: Mexican miracle paintings at the Wellcome Collection, London. Please click here for further information on this exhibition.

[24/9/11-15/1/12] Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990. What does postmodernism mean, and where did it come from? The V&A explores these questions in this exhibition. Please click here for further information.

[5-6 November 2011] "Day of the Dead in Britain" event at the University of Cambridge Graduate Union. Please click here for further information on this FREE EVENT and here for full programma of activities and abstracts.

[15 October 2011] A service in memory of Dr Anthony Close, former Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and retired Reader in Spanish Old Comedy, who died on 17 September 2010, took place at Emmanuel College on Saturday, 15 October 2011. Those attending were welcomed by Professor Steven Boldy (University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College). There were contributions from Professor Emilio Martínez Mata (University of Oviedo), Professor James Iffland (Boston University), Dr Rodrigo Cacho (University of Cambridge, Clare College) and Mr Angus Saer (alumnus of the MML Faculty and Queens' College, and former pupil of Dr Close). A string quartet performed pieces by Haydn and Mozart. A book of tributes received from alumni, colleagues and friends, and compiled by Dr Close's widow, Dr Françoise Close, was presented to their daughter, Mrs Lucy Theobald. Afterwards, during a buffet supper, all those who attended had a chance to celebrate Anthony's life and remember anecdotes and events of his long and illustrious career as a Golden Age specialist. Clare College has started a fund-raising campaign to establish The Anthony Close Scholarship in Spanish Golden Age Studies. If you would like to make a donation and for further information, please refer to this page.

[4 October 2011] Humor en el Siglo de Oro. El arte de la risa en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro. Round table organised by the Instituto Cervantes, London. Speakers: Valentín Núñez Rivera (University of Huelva), Rodrigo Cacho (University of Cambridge) and James Harmer (University of Cambridge). For link to the event and interviews with the speakers, please click here.

Vacancy. PROFESSORSHIP OF SPANISH in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge. The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Spanish invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Please refer to the University's Job Opportunity page. Further information is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/. The closing date for applications was 28 September 2011.

[19-20 September 2011] Los géneros poéticos del Siglo de Oro: Centros y periferias. Homenaje a Anthony Close. This two-day symposium organised by Dr Rodrigo Cacho and Dr Anne Holloway will take place in the Latimer Room, Clare College, Cambridge. Please click here to see the poster and programme giving details of the speakers and their presentations. All were most welcome to attend.

News and Events 2010-2011

News

Great loss for Hispanists: Dr Antony Close suddenly died in Cambridge on Friday, 17 September 2010. Dr Close, retired Reader in Spanish Old Comedy, was a member of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese since 1967 (HoD 2001-2003), and President of AISO 2005-2008. His funeral took place on Monday 27 September. Contributions in his memory may be made to Amnesty International of which Anthony was a member. There will be a memorial event for Anthony later in the year.

Please see the University of Cambridge News page: click here.

Please see blog of the Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro (AISO) for tributes and other information: click here.

Dr Ioanna Sitaridou is the recipient of the Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University. She will take up her visiting fellowship there from January to June 2011.  Dr Sitaridou will be working on a linguistic project on Romeyka, a Greek variety spoken in North-East Turkey where she has been carrying out ground-breaking fieldwork. For further information, please click here.

 Local Events

Cambridge Hispanic Research Seminars 2010/11.   Please click here to see the Easter Term programme, here to see the Lent Term programme and here to see this Michaelmas Term's poster.

[14 May 2011] International Symposium at Trinity College, Cambridge: "Site Unseen: Rethinking Interdisciplinary Practice in Contemporary Latin American Art (post-1980)" The objective of this symposium is to revisit and rethink the preoccupation with interdisciplinary practices in contemporary Latin American multimedia art, characterized by both post-national discourses and the deconstruction of museum-specific art and collections. For registration and further information, please click here

[3 May 2011] Hélia Correia in Cambridge. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is delighted to welcome Hélia Correia, the author of many novels, short stories and plays, including 'Fascinação' and O Rancor to a session in which she will be available to meet students, chat about her work and answer questions. Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 11 a.m. to 12.00 noon, in the Sidgwick Avenue, Lecture Block Room 1. ALL WELCOME!!

[29-30 April 2011] The subject of the Norman MacColl Symposium 2010-2011 will be Sites of power: the city of Granada as cultural icon. The symposium will take place from 1.45 pm on Friday 29 April until 12.30 on Saturday 30 April in the Latimer Room, Clare College, Cambridge [how to get to Clare College]. The convenor is Dr Elizabeth Drayso. The Norman MacColl Lecturer will be Professor Luis Bernabé Pons (University of Alicante). The title of his lecture will be Sólo Dios es vencedor: imágenes especulares de Granada y sus moriscos

This exciting two-day event will also involve other distinguished speakers from the United Kingdom and Spain: Dr Tess Knighton (Clare College, University of Cambridge), Dr Mercedes Castillo Ferreira (Universidad de Jaén), Mr Robert Irwin (SOAS), Dr Amira Bennison (University of Cambridge) and Dr María Luisa García Valverde (Universidad de Granada). Their papers (some delivered in Spanish) will cover a broad range of interdisciplinary topics including music, art and cultural history.

You may listen to the Symposium lectures and see relevant slides on the Symposium's podcast: Sites of Power: The City of Granada as Cultural Icon.

As part of the symposium, members of the Choir of Clare College will perform a short concert of music from Counter-Reformation Granada (in Clare College Chapel). The symposium will be opened by Don José María Guadalupe Guerrero, Concejal Delegado de Relaciones Institucionales, Ayuntamiento de Granada.

Please click here to see the Symposium programme, and here to read the abstracts. Attendance to the Symposium is FREE but PLEASE book a place by completing and sending the downloadable registration form (no longer available) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and BY THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2011 at the latest to Coral Neale: spanport@hermes.cam.ac.uk  .  PLEASE NOTE that while coffee and tea will be available during the breaks, participants should make their own arrangements for lunch and dinner. You can find here a list of restaurants and pubs near Clare College and here a map of the area.  Those requiring overnight accommodation might wish to refer to this page of the Cambridge Tourist Office. Please address any administrative queries to the secretary of the Department, Coral Neale: spanport@hermes.cam.ac.uk  

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese would like to thank the Embassy of Spain Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs for their generous contribution to the sponsorship of this event.

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[7-8 December 2010] CamLing 2010: The Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language ResearchCamLing aims to bring together postgraduate students working in a wide range of areas of language research and to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion where students can present and discuss their work with other students from both theoretical and applied backgrounds. Invited speakers: Dr  Philip Durkin (Principal Etymologist, Oxford English Dictionary) and Dr Napoleon Katsos (Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge).  Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts (deadline Friday 3 September 2010) for 20 minute oral presentations (to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion) as well as poster presentations. 

[21 October 2010] Cambridge (Ibero)Romance Linguistics Seminar. Note that the next talk will take place on Thursday 21st October 2010 at the Old Hall, Queens' College. Professor Ignacio Bosque, Catedrático de Filología Española at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is Académico de Número de la Real Academia Española since 1997 and author of Nueva gramática de la lengua española – the first ever Panhispanic grammar which has been put together by 22 different academies representing Spanish-speaking countries.

[8 October 2010] Colloquium: The First Cambridge Colloquium on the “History of Spanish”.  A one-day event with UK and Spanish specialists discussing various aspects of the evolution of the Spanish language, organized by Dr Ioanna Sitaridou (University Lecturer in Romance Philology, University of Cambridge, Fellow and Director of Studies in Linguistics, Queens' College, Cambridge). For information on the programme: http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/25406   Venue: Bowett Room, Queens' College. Registration is required (there is no cost): e-mail is269@cam.ac.uk  to reserve a place

  News and Events 2009-2010

Local Events

Cambridge Hispanic Research Seminars 2009/10.  Please click here for the Easter 2010 programme.  Please click here for information on the Michaelmas 2009 seminars and here for the Lent 2010 ones.

Cambridge  (Ibero)Romance Linguistics Seminar.  Please click here for information.

[25 February 2010] Symposium: Ghosts of the Mexican Revolution in Literature and Visual Culture (Film, Art and Photography)  A one-day interdisciplinary symposium with an international range of speakers, organized by Erica Segre, Lecturer in Latin American Culture, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Sponsored by the Centre of Latin American Studies and Trinity College. Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College.  Registration is required (there is no cost): e-mail Julie Coimbra jac46@cam.ac.uk to reserve a place.

[3 December 2009] The Norman MacColl Symposium in Michaelmas 2009 will be entitled Themes in Literature in Portuguese: What we talk about when we talk about love. It will take place on Thursday, 3 December 2009 (from 9.30 a.m.) in the Fisher Building, St. John’s College, Cambridge, UK [how to get to St John’s College].  Convenor: Prof Manucha Lisboa. The Norman MacColl Lecturer will be: Prof Ana Paula Ferreira, Professor of Portuguese, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota.  The title of her lecture will be Miscegenation as the Blind Spot of Lusotropicalist Rhetoric

This exciting one-day event involves distinguished speakers from the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Portugal. Papers will cover a broad range of topics in Literature from the Middle Ages to the present as well as Film, and will cover themes from a broad spectrum of countries where Portuguese is spoken. The Symposium will conclude with a round-table and question-and-answer session with the speakers.  Other speakers will be: Prof Helena Buescu (Universidade de Lisboa), Dr Liz Drayson (University of Cambridge), Prof Hilary Owen (University of Manchester), Dr Karl Posso (University of Manchester) and Dr Mark Sabine (University of Nottingham).

Please click here to see the Symposium programme.  Please click here to read the abstracts.  Attendance to the Symposium is FREEbut PLEASE book a place by completing and returning the downloadable registration form as soon as possible and BY THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2009 at the latest. Coffee and tea will be available during the breaks, but please note that participants should make their own arrangements for lunch —  a list of nearby pubs and restaurants will be distributed on the day.  Please address any administrative queries to the secretary of the Department, Coral Neale: spanport@hermes.cam.ac.uk  

[3 October to 15 November 2009] Helena Almeida, exhibition at Kettle’s Yard.  The first UK showing of the extraordinary work of Portuguese artist Helena Almeida. The exhibition will present a selection of works made over the last 40 years in a major solo exhibition. Almeida's work includes photography, performance and drawing.  Exhibition supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Spanish and/or Portuguese Events outside Cambridge in 2009/2010

[24 September 2009 to 24 January 2010]  The current British Museum’s major exhibition in the great rulers series is dedicated to Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler and will be on from 24 September 2009 until 24 January 2010.

The exhibition explores Aztec (Mexica) civilisation through the divine, military and political role of the last elected ruler, Moctezuma II (reigned AD 1502–1520).  Rediscover the world of the Mexica and trace the foundation of modern Mexico.

"There has never been an exhibition on this man, a great emperor of an extremely sophisticated empire." Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum.

For further information please go to: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/future_exhibitions/moctezuma.aspx

[21 October 2009 – 24 January 2010] The exhibition at The National Gallery, London, entitled The Sacred Made Real, Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600 – 1700 will bring together paintings and painted wooden sculptures by the great Spanish realists of the 17th century. “The Sacred Made Real” will provide a reappraisal of the crucial role of these hyper-realist sculptures in the development of Spanish art.  The exhibition will take place from 21 October 2009 until 24 January 2010.
For further information please go to: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/the-sacred-made-real  

•  Embassy of Brazil in London:  Events in the UK.

News and Events 2008-2009

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  • Dr Manucha Lisboa’s recent book, Uma Mãe Desconhecida: Amor e Perdição em Eça de Queirós has been awarded the Prémio do Grémio Literário for 2008.

Local Events

Cambridge Hispanic Research Seminars 2008/09[programme no longer available online]

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Dr Tess Knighton, together with Dr Álvaro Torrente, has been awarded the American Musicological Society’s 2008 Robert Stevenson Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Iberian Music for the collection of essays:  “Devotional music in the Iberian world, 1450-1800: the villancico and related genres” (eds Tess Knighton and Álvaro Torrente), (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).   Dr Knighton will be attending the presentation ceremony at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, 8 November.

Professor Paul Julian Smith elected to the British Academy 

  [23 April 2009] The annual Norman MacColl Lecture will take place this academic year at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 April, in the Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.  The Lecture, to be given by Prof Alberto Moreiras, University of Aberdeen, will be entitled: Idolatrous Dwelling: On the Limits of Transculturation. All welcome. 

  [24-25 April 2009] This year’s Norman MacColl Symposium, New Approaches to Latin American Popular Culture, will take place on 24 and 25 April in CRASSH (17 Mill Lane, Cambridge).  Those wishing to attend the symposium must register in advance, please refer to the following page to access the online booking form, programme and abstracts: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/761/  

[29 September 2008] Carlos Fuentes in conversation with Jorge Volpi,Ignacio Padilla, Ignacio Durán and Steven Boldy. At 5 p.m. in The Queen's  Building, Emmanuel College, Cambridge.  Emmanuel College and the Mexican Embassy have arranged this event, which will be conducted in English, to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Carlos Fuentes.  It will be followed by drinks at 6.30. Please click here for map. For some photos of the event, click HERE
[29 September 2008] Carlos Fuentes in conversation with students to celebrate his eightieth birthday and to acknowledge his involvement in the foundation of the Mexican Students Society in the UK. At 1 p.m. in the Senior Common Room, St Catharine's College.  Free Entrance (but booking is essential: jbr28@cam.ac.uk).  Please click here for map.
Grupo Convivio: poesía medieval y cancioneros.  II Congreso Internacional.  Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1 al 5 de septiembre de 2008.  For further information click here.


News and Events 2007-2008

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Leverhulme Prize

We are delighted to announce that  Dr Rodrigo Cacho, our specialist in Golden Age studies, is one of this year's recipients of the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes, awarded for outstanding work by a scholar under the age of 36.  Please  click here for further information on this prize.

New Protocol Agreement in Portuguese

Please click here for further information.

Portuguese 2008-2009

“Further to the holding notice in the Modern Languages Admissions Prospectus for 2008 the Faculty is pleased to announce that, as a result of the outcome of the discussions in the University, Portuguese will continue to be available as a full Tripos subject from year 1 for students entering in October 2008, including those who received provisional deferred offers for Portuguese in the admissions round of 2006-2007.”
MML Faculty Board. 

Local Events 

Cambridge Hispanic Research Seminars 2007/08. [programme no longer available online]

Ibero-Romance Linguistics Talks  Click here for current programme.

[30 November 2007] The Norman MacColl Symposium in Michaelmas 2007 will be entitled The Baroque Mind: Literature, Art and Music. It will take place on Friday, 30 November 2007 (from 9 a.m.) at the Latimer Room, in Clare College, Cambridge. Convenor: Dr Rodrigo Cacho. The Norman MacColl Lecturer will be: Prof Lía Schwartz, (Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Literature) Graduate Center, CUNY.  Her lecture will be on: “Wit and the Baroque Imaginary: of Mazes, Metamorphoses and Oneiric Prophecies”.

The Baroque age represents one of the most complex and innovative periods in Early Modern history. Spain stands at the centre of this period both as the declining empire that opened the road to the New World and as the generator of a new artistic production that challenged the limits of Classicism. The aim of this Symposium is to present new approaches to the Baroque as an historical and theoretical concept, concentrating in its manifestations in Hispanic art, music and, especially, literature.

Please click here to see the complete programme the Symposium’s poster and to register. Attendance to the Symposium is free but please book a place by completing and returning the downloadable form here.  Coffee and tea will be available during the breaks, but please note that participants should make their own arrangements for lunch —  list of nearby pubs and restaurants will be distributed on the day.  Please address any administrative enquiries to events@crassh.cam.ac.uk 

[25 October 2007] Medieval Spain in the 21st Century.  A talk by Prof Maria Rosa Menocal at CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane on Thursday, 25 October at 5 pm, followed by a reception.

 [19 October 2007]  Spanish Research Symposium in Memory of Lorna CloseNew Hall and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese are proud to announce a Research Symposium in memory of a longtime and distinguished member of both institutions. The papers, which are intended for alumnae, graduates, and undergraduates  are presented by students and colleagues of Lorna Close, from Cambridge and beyond. They cover the fields of Medieval, Golden Age, Peninsular, and Latin American literature and film. Entrance is free and open to all. Please click here to access the programme. The Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 pm on Friday, 19 October, in the Sidgwick Site Lecture Block Room 6.

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