Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Ms Clare Szembek
tel 020 7679 3109;
internal extension X33109;
Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
(Head of Department)
tel: 020 7679 4332;
internal extension X34332;
News & Forthcoming Events
- PhD Vivas
- Publication of Dr Guillermo Laín's monograph
- BBC News Magazine - Vicky Pryce and Miguel de Cervantes
- International Conference - The Future of Hispanism
- London World Film Festival 2013
- Translating 'Live' Poetry
- Gained in Translation
- Dr Deborah Martin will introduce El último verano de la boyita at ISA's 'Staging the Future: Argentine Films in Dialogue' Series
Centre of César Vallejo Studies, UCL
Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos (Filial Londres)
For News on the CCVS, click on link below...
The UCL Centre of César Vallejo Studies (Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos, Filial Londres) was founded at University College London on 6 January 2003 and inaugurated at Canning House on 30 September 2003 by the then Peruvian Ambassador, Armando Lecaros-de-Cossío. The founder-director is Professor Stephen Hart.
The purpose of the Centre of César Vallejo Studies is to encourage research on the life and work of the Peruvian poet, César Vallejo (1892-1938), as well as the larger remit of Peruvian literature and culture, an example of which is the British-Academy funded project "The Evolution of a Saint: A New Biography of Santa Rosa de Lima"; for more information see below.
Santa Rosa de Lima (1586-1617)
The London Centre of César Vallejo Studies houses a new project, "The Evolution of a Saint: A New Biography of Santa Rosa de Lima", which is funded by the British Academy. Its principal aim is to provide a new biography of Santa Rosa de Lima (1586-1617) by drawing on the archives relating to Santa Rosa's beatification and canonisation held at the Secret Archive in the Vatican, in the Monasterio de Santa Rosa de Santa Maria and the Archivo Arzobispal, the latter two in Lima. For more information on this project, click here.
The London Centre of César Vallejo Studies operates within a research network consisting of other Institutes such as the Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos, Trujillo, Peru (Director, Dr César Adolfo Alva Lescano), the Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA (Director, Dra Mara Garcia), the Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos in Caracas, Venezuela (Director, Dra Graciela Torres), the Association des Amis César Vallejo, Paris (Director, Carlos Henderson), and the Cesar Vallejo Center at Hofstra University, as well as cultural institutions such as the Peruvian Embassy, the Instituto Cervantes and Poet in the City.
It has funded the publication of four books:
The CCVS has also funded the production of five short films which trace the connections between film, poetry and Latin American culture:
4. Sin titulo
The Centre of César Vallejo Studies has a specialist research library on the work of César Vallejo which may be consulted by UCL students.
For further information about the Centre of César Vallejo Studies, please contact Professor Stephen M. Hart at email@example.com