Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Remember the Malvinas

Hola fellow Latin America followers. I've just recieved notice of this event, unfortunately at the weekend so I can't go but others may well be interested.

* Remembering the Malvinas in Argentine Literature and Film *

Saturday 17 March 9am-5pm at Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1

A one-day workshop featuring readings, papers and screenings to consider cultural representations of the Malvinas conflict, in the year of its 25th anniversary. Co-organised by Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL), Dr Joanna Page (U. of Cambridge) and Dr Fernanda Peñaloza (U. of Manchester).

The event is open to all those with an interest in Argentine cultural representations of the Malvinas war, which is the theme of this particular event. We would ask participants to bear in mind that our purpose is to consider and debate cultural representations, rather than issues relating to sovereignty.

There is no cost for participation or for tea/coffee and the wine reception. Lunch is not provided, plenty of cafés and restaurants in the locality.


9.30-10.00 am Registration

10.00-10.40 am Nick Caistor, journalist and translator: The Blind leading the Snowblind (paper to include a reading from Malvinas Requiem, Nick Caistor's translation of Los pichiciegos, forthcoming with Serpent's Tail)

10.40-11.20 am Carlos Gamerro, writer, translator and critic: ¿Islas de mierda, llenas de pingüinos' (Cortázar)?: Imagining the Malvinas in fact and fiction (paper to include a reading from Las islas in Spanish)

11.50-12.45 pm Professor Bernard McGuirk, U. of Nottingham: It Breaks Two to Tangle: Political Cartoons of the Falklands-Malvinas Conflict.

2.15-3.30 pm Dr Joanna Page, University of Cambridge & Dr Claire Lindsay, University College London. Excerpts to be screened from Los chicos de la guerra (Bebe Kamín, 1984), La deuda interna (Miguel Pereira, 1988), Fuckland (José Luis Marqués, 2000) and Iluminados por el fuego (Tristán Bauer, 2005), with critical introductions to each film

3.30-4.00 pm: Dr Jens Andermann, Birkbeck College, University of London: Response (followed by general discussion)

4.20-5.00 pm Roundtable: Representations of the Malvinas in Argentine literature and film: Dr Fernanda Peñaloza, U. of Manchester; Dr Geoffrey Kantaris, U. of Cambridge; Dr Claire Lindsay, U. College London; Professor Bernard McGuirk, University of Nottingham; Dr Joanna Page, U. of Cambridge

5.00 pm Wine reception

If you go, let me know how it went. Particularly the wine.

Oh, and as an after thought if you're a Londoner there is some excellent Cuban Hip Hop touring the country at the moment with two leading Cuban groups Havana OBSESIÓN & LOS PAISANOS.

I got to see them in Cambridge for £2 but you'll have to fork out £10/£8 on Friday the 16th at ULU on Malet Street. If you need more details they're here. It's all good stuff.

1 comment:

AN said...

I totally recommned Iluminados por el fuego (Tristán Bauer, 2005),

I saw the uk premmieree in manchester lat year attended by the director and i thought it was brilliant