Citizenship and Visuality

Filming Catalonia's Cultural Landscape

Citizenship and Visuality

A talk by Prof. Antonio Monegal, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Friday, November 15, 2019
12:00 PM
Lydeen Library
4302 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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How are the other languages and cultures of Catalonia represented--ie. those that are neither Catalan nor Spanish—in documentaries that reflect the cultural diversity of a globalized society? These films work as forms of political empowerment for communities that are otherwise marginalized.

Antonio Monegal is professor of literary theory and comparative literature at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he directs the Institute of Culture and coordinates the research group on Comparative Literature. He was awarded his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1989, taught at Cornell University until his return to Spain, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Princeton, the University of Chicago, and Stanford. He is the author of Luis Buñuel de la literatura al cine (1993) and En los límites de la diferencia: Poesía e imagen en las vanguardias hispánicas (1998), and editor of Literatura y pintura (2000), En Guerra (2004), and Política y (po)ética de las imágenes de guerra (2007), among other. Between 1999 and 2007, he directed a research project on the representation of wars in literature and the visual arts. In 2004, he co-curated the exhibition “At War” at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the president of the Executive Committee of the Arts Council of Barcelona.


Cost: Free & Open to the Public

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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Southern Cone Studies, Center for European and Russian Studies, Spanish & Portuguese