10-11 December 2010, IGRS, Stewart House, 2nd floor, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

Co-organizers: Dr Maria-José Blanco and Dr Jessamy Harvey with the collaboration of Dr Mercedes Carbayo-Abengózar

CILAVS and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies) are collaborating on a two day conference hosted by the IGRS, London, focusing on the textual and visual output of Spanish writer Carmen Martín Gaite (1925-2000) on the 10th anniversary of her death. A multifaceted cultural producer, Martín Gaite was the author of novels, children’s fiction, short stories, and poetry, as well as a scriptwriter, translator, essayist, historian and collage artist.The aim of this conference is to bring all participants into a dialogue about the ways in which our perceptions of the author have changed in the last decade not only with the emergence of posthumous work, which invites a review of past scholarship, but also given the increased importance of visual studies within Hispanism. The first day of the conference will focus on the visual aspects of Martín Gaite’s work, while the second day will focus on the written work and especially in the author’s manuscripts which both José Teruel and Maria Vittoria Calvi, two of our key note speakers, have helped with their publication.

The main conference themes are, among others:

  • Images of America in Martín Gaite’s work
  • The transformation of the written word into visual media
  • The reinterpretation of the author’s legacy
  • The interplay between public and private persona
  • Comparison of her children’s literature with that of other European women writers

Click here to download the full programme and registration form.

For more details visit IGRS: Carmen Martín Gaite