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Magazines, Tourism and Nation-Building in Mexico (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) by Dr Claire Lindsay

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This open access book discusses the relationship between periodicals, tourism, and nation-building in Mexico. It enquires into how magazines, a staple form of the promotional apparatus of tourism since its inception, articulated an imaginative geography of Mexico at a time when that industry became a critical means of economic recovery and political stability after the Revolution. Notwithstanding their vogue, popularity, reach, and close affiliations to commerce and state over several decades, magazines have not received any sustained critical attention in the scholarship on that period. This book aims to redress that oversight. It argues that illustrated magazines like Mexican Folkways (1925–1937) and Mexico This Month (1955–1971) offer rich and compelling materials in that regard, not only as unique tools for interrogating the ramifications of tourism on the country’s reconstruction, but as autonomous objects of study that form a vital if complex part of Mexico’s visual culture.


Professor Stephen Hart gave a talk at on the soft power of Latin American film and football at the University of Salamanca on 19 October 2018, where he interviewed Ossie Ardiles.

Congreso sobre Dinámicas transculturales Argentina, Reino Unido, España siglo XX:


Luis Buñuel: a Life in Letters, edited by Jo Evans and Breixo Viejo


Professor Jo Evans has been directing a three-year Leverhulme Trust-funded research project, Luis Buñuel: a Life in Letters, with Senior Research Assistant, Dr Breixo Viejo (SELCS; Barnard College, New York). Research into public and private archives in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico and the US produced a collection of over 1000 letters from, and to, Buñuel, now published by Cátedra. Widely reviewed in Spanish press and advertised on Spanish TV’s La aventura del saber, this annotated edition was hailed by Spain’s top film journal, Caimán: Cuadernos de cine, as the ‘acontecimiento editorial del año’ [the publishing event of the year]. An abbreviated English-language version will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019.

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Annual UCL Rabindranath Tagore Lecture

The Changing Faces of Quebecois 'Anglo' Literature: Dimitri Nasrallah and Ceri Morgan


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