Feb 17

Sharon Feldman: The Story of Àngel Guimerà in America

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

“From Barcelona to Broadway and the Silver Screen: The Story of Àngel Guimerà in America”

A lecture by

Sharon Feldman, University of Richmond

Sharon G. Feldman is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond, where she holds the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages. She has been the recipient of grants from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Sala Beckett, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Teatre Lliure. Her many publications include the book In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona & A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani (Buckness and L’Avenç), which was awarded the Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies in 2010. Her translations of Catalan plays have been staged and read at venues in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Sep 16

HLBLL: “Capitalizing on Catalan Singularity”

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

“Capitalizing on Catalan Singularity”

Professor Kathryn Woolard (UC San Diego), Mercè Rodoreda Chair in Catalan Studies

About the lecture:

The theme of “singularity” appears in varying discourses surrounding the Catalan language, from the Catalan language policy law of 1998 to the Spanish Socialist Party’s reponse to the Catalan sovereignty movement in 2016. This presentation focuses on one notable use of the theme, in the promotion of Catalan culture at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2007. Professor Woolard considers the placement and pragmatics of the concept of singularity in relation to discourses of Catalan’s “own language” (la llengua pròpia) and nation on the one hand, and to late modern market discourses of branding on the other.

Professor Kathryn Woolard

About Dr. Woolard:

Kathryn Woolard is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is author of Double Talk: Bilingualism and the Politics of Ethnicity in Catalonia (Standord 1989/2014) and Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia (Oxford University Press, 2016), and co-editor of Language Ideologies: Practice and Theory (Oxford, 1998). Willard has been named recipient of the Ramon Llull International Prize for 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

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