The Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) invites you
to the following events in May:
Roundtable: 'World Cinema: Critical Views'
Monday, 11 May 2009, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London
What does 'world cinema' mean? How useful is the term to an understanding of
different cinematic practices and cultures around the world? What does it
mean to consider 'world film' as an academic discipline? How important is it to
be specialised in the study of cultures and languages generating the films in
Birkbeck speakers include: John Kraniauskas (Chair: CILAVS); Andrew Asibong
(French); Joanne Leal (German); Nicola Liscutin (Japanese); Dorota Ostrowska
(Film); Ian Conrich (Centre for New Zealand Studies)
Guest speaker: Professor Vilsoni Hereniko (Director of the Centre for Pacific
Studies, University of Hawaii)
This event is part of Birkbeck's Arts Week.
Seminar: '"Desde la torre de filmar, no de marfil": lenguaje coloquial,
objetivismo y horizontalidad en la nueva poesía y el nuevo cine argentino' by
Friday, 29 May 2009, 6pm, Room 532, Birkbeck, Mallet Street, London WC1E
A poet, essayist and translator, Edgardo Dobry teaches at the University of
Barcelona. He has published several books and articles, including Tarde de
cristal (1992), Cinética (1999), El lago de los botes (2005) and Cosas (2008).
Currently he contributes to 'Babelia', the literary supplement of El País, with
essays on Latin American poetry and literature.
Discussant: William Rowe (Birkbeck, University of London)
This seminar will be delivered in Spanish. A drinks reception will follow.
Admission is free, and all are welcome.
For more details visit www.bbk.ac.uk/cilavs/events