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Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva at the Institute of Arts and Design, Brazil

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva was Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (IAD, UFJF), Brazil, during the month of November 2018. Her activities involved giving a talk on the visual and textual content of 19th-century Brazilian fashion magazines and a short course on the dress in Machado de Assis’s works: from paper to the screen. The course was open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Published: Nov 28, 2018 12:16:05 PM

"A Companion to Lope de Vega" book

In May, a paperback edition of Alexander Samson’s A Companion to Lope de Vega edited with Jonathan Thacker, was published by Tamesis. The book brings together essays by leading international scholars on the life and works of Lope de Vega Carpio, the ‘fénix de los ingenios’, or, as his rival Miguel de Cervantes dubbed him, ‘monstruo de la naturaleza’. Spain’s foremost Golden Age playwright excelled in all literary genres, including prose and poetry, all of which are covered here. The contributors evaluate current critical debates and issues in Lope de Vega studies, as well as providing new readings of key texts. It attempts to do justice to the variety, profusion and originality of Lope’s work, placing the writer and his output firmly in their historical context as well as assessing his reputation in literary history. The wide variety of critical perspectives found in the volume reflects the liveliness of the debate surrounding this enduringly popular figure whose drama has been enjoying a renaissance in theatres around the globe in the last decade. It is on sale at the (for an academic book) very reasonable price of £19.99. Further details are on the Boydell and Brewer website.

Published: Jun 20, 2018 12:52:18 PM

Talks about Latin American Cinema and Magazines

Dr Maria Chiara d’Argenio is participating in the workshop ‘Theorising Early Cinema in Latin America’ at the University of Cambridge, on 21 May. She is also delivering another paper, titled 'Cosmopolitas, criollos, huachafos y mujeres modernas: Picturing Class & Gender in Early Twentieth- Century Peruvian Magazines’, at the 2018 LASA Conference, which takes place in Barcelona on 22-26 May.

Published: May 16, 2018 3:37:37 PM

Lucrecia Martel

Acclaimed Argentine director Lucrecia Martel is visiting the UK this month for screenings of her new film Zama, and for retrospectives of her work at the BFI, ICA and Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Listen to Dr Debbie Martin speaking about realism, politics and sound in Lucrecia Martel's work here.

Published: May 10, 2018 3:21:36 PM


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