Conference: Fractured Identities
Date: 03-04 July 2009
Location: Council Chambers, Main Building, Cardiff University
On July 3rd and 4th the Hispanic Studies Department will host a two day international conference on Hispanic visual cultures. The event aims to provide an encounter between studies of film, photography, and the graphic arts, both old and new, conventional and unconventional, digital and plastic.
Keynote and plenary speakers
The conference program brings together scholars from the UK, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and the USA.
The papers cover an unusually broad and eclectic range of topics, from the Golden Age to the present day; from Don Quijote and Santa Teresa, to Mercedes Álvarez and Pedro Almodóvar.
Panels on film, documentary, applied art and visual writing traverse the work of Abraham Ángel, Luis Buñuel, Pere Portabella, Lope de Vega, Ana Mendieta, Ana Belén, Carlos Reygadas, Julio Medem, Agostín Moreto, Jesús Ruiz Durand, and Violeta Parra, among others.
Delegate presentations feature innovative and interdisciplinary research on themes and subject areas including:
- Mexican Murals
- Latin American Street Art
- Mexican Protest Art
- Film (from Spain, Catalonia, Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Chile)
- Visual Writing
- Literature and the Optical Senses
- Corpse art
- Hybrid Genres
- Posters and Pop Art
- New Media and Diffraction
- Saints and Sinners
- Applied Arts
- Screening Childhood
- Trans-cultural Images
- Regional Visions
- Aesthetics of Ruin
- Utopia and Migration
- Folklore and Fantasy
- Dislocated Subjectivity
- Landscape and Industry
- Conference programme
- List of Contributors, Abstracts, and Photographs from the T Ifor Rees Collection
- A selection of photographs from the T Ifor Rees collection
The event is supported by the Histories, Memories, and Fictions Research Unit at the Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics. The ‘Travels on Two Continents’ strand is organised in collaboration with the School of Welsh. An edited volume of papers will be published in 2010.
Olwen Reckert Lecture
The Olwen Reckert lecture is an annual event, now in its fourth year. It is funded by a bequest from Professor Stephen Reckert, a former Chair of Hispanic Studies, in the historic University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, in memory of his late wife, Olwen Reckert. The bequest also funds an annual undergraduate prize for the best work done by a Year 1 student in Hispanic Studies, as well as one or two annual scholarships for Cardiff University Hispanic Studies graduates towards the cost of M.A. fees in the Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics.