Thursday, December 2

The presence of the body and sexuality center an international congress at the UA

The University Institute for Gender Studies Research (IUIEG) of the University of Alicante, in collaboration with the Spanish Poetry and Gender Research Group (PoGEsp) and the Conselleria de Innovació, Universitats, Ciéncia i Societat Digital organize the International Congress “The doors of my kingdom. Writings of the body in contemporary Spanish poets (1900-1968)” that is celebrated the October 20, 21 and 22, 2021 at the UA. Contemporary Spanish poetry written by women between 1900 and 1968 is the general framework of this meeting, which is proposed as a space for meeting and dialogue between all those lines of investigation that are currently being developed in this field of study.

Recovered the presence, the congress will take place in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UA. It is directed by the professor of Spanish Literature in the Department of Spanish Philology, General Linguistics and Literature Theory and director of the IUIEG, Helena Establier Pérez, who also assumes the direction of the two projects that give rise to the congress: Project Observatory of genre in Spanish poetry (1900-1950). Body and sexuality in Mediterranean poets and the Gender Project, body and identity in the Spanish poets of the first half of the 20th century.

Both of them research projects focus their objective on the presence of the body and sexuality in 20th century Spanish poetry. With these themes as the guiding thread, the meeting receives the participation as plenary sessions of three professors, experts in 20th century Spanish poetry: Melissa Lecointre, from the Université Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, who will speak about the poets of the pre-war period in the plenary conference inauguration “Imaginaries of the body in Spanish poets” who will deliver at 10:00 am on Wednesday 20. Mª Ángeles Hermosilla, from the University of Córdoba, will give the plenary lecture of the Thursday 21 from 1:00 p.m. with “Verbalize the body / embody the verb in poetry”, focusing on the poets of the Franco regime and from the Spanish Transition.

The closing of the congress will come with the plenary presentation by Raquel Lanseros. Lanseros is, in addition to being a professor at the University of Zaragoza, one of the most prestigious poets of the 20th century. The poet and expert will be the Friday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the UA to give the closing presentation of the congress with “Writing with a body: the presence of the physical dimension in poetic creation”: In it she will talk about young female poetry, female poetic creation and about her own poetic praxis, reading poems of his own authorship.

Tomorrow Wednesday 20, at 9:30 a.m., the rector of the UA, Amparo Navarro will open the congress, accompanied by José María Ferri Coll, vice dean of Academic Planning of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, and Helena Establier Pérez. Will open the programming Ángel Luis Prieto de Paula, one of the most important voices in the poetry Spanish of the twentieth century, who will reflect on the canon in the twentieth century. It will be at 11:30 am on Wednesday 20, within the first panel of presentations and with “The gynoecium and the Olympus: how the canon is made (and undone).”

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