Seminar Series & Events

Seminars 2017-18

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Research Seminar Programme



Semester 1



7th September                     Out of Africa Symposium, with Michael Ugarte, Brad Epps, Carlos Garrido Castellano, Juan Tomás and Bahía Mahmud Ahwa.       


22nd September                   Carlos Garrido Castellano (AHGBI Visiting Fellow) – Contemporary Caribbean Art and Civic Engagement


29th September                    Eva Espasa (University of Vic, Catalonia) – Translating Multilingual Films in the 21st Century: The Trafilm Project          


13th October                          Teresa Basile (Uni of La Plata) - La narrativa de HIJOS: la infancia bajo la dictadura argentina y las políticas de la memoria en la 2da generación


24th October                         Jennifer Arnold (University of Birmingham) – Yawning at Foreign Literature?: Reader Responses to Catalan Literature in Translation


10th November                     Galician Symposium – New Research on Galician Migrations

                                                David Miranda Barreiro (Bangor) – Galician New York: Migration, Exile, Globalisation

                                               Maria Alonso (Edinburgh) – Migrants, transmigrants and Postmigrants: the new Galician diaspora in an age of crisis


17th November                     Lisa Shaw (University of Liverpool) - Afro-Brazilian performance on Rio de Janeiro’s popular stages from the 1880s to the long 1920s   


1st December                       Helena Buffery (UCC) – Cultural Trauma Narratives in/and Translation



Semester 2


19th January                          Fernanda Rabelo (Visiting Fellow, UCC) – Images of Brazil in the Cinema: Clichés, Stereotypes and the Construction of a ‘Latin American identity’


26th January                          Enea Zaramella (Birmingham) – The Analogic Era: Listening Practices and Cultural Production in Latin America (1890-1963)


9th February                           John Rutherford (Oxford) – Poetry Translation Workshop (morning) & Research Seminar (afternoon) on The Translation of Hispanic Sonnets


16th February                        Xosé Manuel Sánchez Rei (Universidade da Coruña) – Traditional Music from Galicia and Ireland: an overview

                                                Galician bagpipe concert, covering the history, rhythms and melodies, and the social importance of the instrument.


2nd March                               Craig Neville and Estefanía Muñoz (PhD researchers, UCC) – New Approaches to Translation Studies


16th March                             Tara Plunkett (UCD) – Holy Oily Bodies: Surrealism, Women, and the Elixir of Life


20th April                               Maria Linheira – Exophonic Writers in Galician as Model National Writers


June/July                               Postgraduate symposium



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