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Screening + Talk HAPTIC FILMS: Video Essays by Ricardo Vieira Lisboa

UTOPIA FILM FESTIVAL in partnership with CILAVS proudly presents the UK premiere of Haptic Films: Video Essays by Ricardo Vieira Lisboa (rated 15*), followed by a talk with the director. Attendance is free but booking necessary:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-talk-haptic-films-video-essays-by-ricardo-vieira-lisboa-tickets-80673012151 In Ricardo Vieira Lisboa’s own words: ‘In this… Continue Reading →

‘A change of government, a change of recipe. The use of food in the Mexican Nationalist discourse’ A talk by Dr Claudia Prieto-Piastro, Brunel University

Wednesday 4th December, 11AMPaul Hirst Seminar Room (102)10 Gower StreetBirkbeck, University of LondonLondon WC1E 6HJ.All welcome. No booking necessary. In her talk, Dr. Pietro-Piastro will discuss the importance of food in the Mexican official nationalist discourse and how the roots… Continue Reading →

Spanish exiles in the UK: History and Legacies (Nov 12, Instituto Cervantes and CILAVS)

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the beginning of Spanish Republican Exile at the end of the Spanish Civil War, this event brings together scholars and artists to discuss the presence and legacies of Spanish Republican exiles in Britain within a… Continue Reading →

Book launch Nov 23 (Peltz Gallery): ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 by Carmen Fracchia

A book launch and Q&A will be held on the 23rd of November, 3.00-5.00 PM, at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University of London. In this book launch, Birkbeck scholar Mpalive Msiska will interview Dr. Carmen Fracchia, from the Department of Cultures and Languages,… Continue Reading →

Dreaming to Change the World: The Films of the Victor Jara Collective

Join us for a screening of The Terror and the Time (1978) and In the Sky’s Wild Noise (1983), two movies from Guyana’s Victor Jara Collective. Guyana’s Victor Jara Collective may have produced just two films, yet as an example… Continue Reading →

Black History Month 2019: The African Presence in Spain from the 16th to the 18th Centuries – Carmen Fracchia

On the 8th of October Dr Carmen Fracchia will be giving a lecture titled “The African Presence in Spain from the 16th to the 18th Centuries” as part of Black History Month 2019. You can find the event description here,… Continue Reading →

Book launch Dec 9 (Senate House): ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 by Carmen Fracchia

Carmen Fracchia has recently published her new book ‘Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700. It is the first book about the visual representations of African slaves and ex-slaves in Spain during the Hapsburg dynasty, when… Continue Reading →

Fifth Manuel Vazquez Montalban International Conference: Diagnosing the present: literary interventions on globalization and neoliberalism

Spanish writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s thought was always characterized by his political insights on current affairs, which permeated all genres and aspects of his writing. This political dimension has been mostly studied in relation to the Spanish, Catalan and Barcelona… Continue Reading →

From Japan to Spain and Latin America. Alternative Cinematic Experiences

Participants in this session explore the transnational dimension of Japanese cinema in relation to Latin America, Africa and Europe. Challenging deeply entrenched ideas about the uniqueness of Japanese culture, they highlight the exposure of its filmmakers to international flows of… Continue Reading →

Culture Bites: Beginning of a Critique of the Catastrophe of Spanish among the Modern Languages in Brexit Britain, a talk by Fernando G. Herrero

Culture is probably the most used and abused term in the humanities and/or liberal arts in the last two-to-three decades. Bites: to take hold, sometimes with the teeth & to come to grips, to take effect sometimes with unpleasant consequences…. Continue Reading →

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