Saturday, 21 March 2009, 11.00am – 5.00pm, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London Stewart House, Room 274/5

Organiser: Maria-José Blanco (University College London)

This Study Day will bring together students, researchers and academics in order to share ongoing research and broaden horizons. In particular it aims to provide new perspectives on Carmen Martín Gaite studies, past, present and future.

All are welcome and there is no fee.


11.00             Welcome

11.15 – 12.00 Carmen Martín Gaite studies: prospects for the future. Maria-José Blanco (UCL)

12.00 – 1.00   Buscando a Carmen Martín Gaite en la academia española. Mercedes Carbayo Abengòzar (Nottingham Trent)

1.00 – 2.15     Lunch (own arrangements)

2.15 – 3.15     Interlocutory spaces and places in Carmen Martín Gaite’s Entre visillos. Caragh Wells, (University of Bristol)

3.30 – 4.30     What adults said? Carmen Martín Gaite and José Luis Borau’s television adaptation Celia. Jessamy Harvey (Birkbeck)

4.30 – 5.00     Discussion and Closure


Dr Mercedes Carbayo Abengózar is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and History and Programme Leader of the Research Practice Course School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent.

Dr Caragh Wells is Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, School of Modern Languages Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol.

Dr Jessamy Harvey lectures in Modern Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies, with a special focus on childhood and youth, School of Languages, Linguistics & Culture, Birkbeck, University of London.

Maria-José Blanco works and studies at the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, UCL.