Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Between Two Seas - Rubén Darío, Infuences and Legacy

  • Institute of Latin American Studies, Malet Street, London

The event will take place in the Senate Room at the University of London on the 20th of October from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and it’s open to all university students and registered guests. It will include talks by recognized experts on Rubén Darío and other literary figures pre and post the Modernism literary movement, that either influenced or carried the legacy of Darío until today. There will be a poetry reading after the presentations, followed by a drinks reception to celebrate this important occasion

The Embassy of Nicaragua as pro-tempore president of the Central American Integration System, in partnership with Canning House and the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London, present a most exciting and intellectually thrilling event, in celebration of the Centenary of the Passing of Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet, a universal figure widely acclaimed as the Father of Modernism and recognized as the Revolutionary Liberator of the Spanish language.

The event will take place in the Senate Room at the University of London on the 20th of October from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and it’s open to all university students and registered guests. It will include talks by recognized experts on Rubén Darío and other literary figures pre and post the Modernism literary movement, that either influenced or carried the legacy of Darío until today. There will be a poetry reading after the presentations, followed by a drinks reception to celebrate this important occasion.

Programme

  • 18:00 – Opening remarks by Ambassador of Nicaragua,
  • 18:05 – Dialogue (English) with Adam Feinstein and Dr Luis Rebaza-Soraluz
  • 19:00 - 20:00 – Drinks Reception

The conversation will be jointly lead by Adam Feinstein, acclaimed author, translator, journalist and Hispanist. His biography Pablo Neruda: a passion for life was first published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and reissued in an updated edition in 2013. In 2013 he launched Cantalao, a biannual magazine dedicated to Neruda’s life and work. His translations from Neruda, Lorca, Benedetti and others have appeared in many publications, including Modern Poetry in Translation and Agenda. His book of translations from Neruda’s Canto General was published by Pratt Contemporary in 2013. He wrote the introduction to the Folio Edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths in 2007. He has written for the Guardian, TLS and New Statesman and has broadcast for the BBC on Neruda and autism. He is currently writing a novel and preparing a book on Cuban cultural policy since the Revolution.

And Dr Luis Rebaza-Soraluz , A praised author of three collections of poetry and two of short fiction, whose work has appeared in a number of renown Spanish American and American magazines and reviews. In Some of his poems and short stories have been recently included in the 2005 anthologies Estática doméstica: tres generaciones de cuentistas peruanos (1951-1981) and Caudal de piedra: veinte poetas peruanos (1955-1971) both published by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 1992 he offered a lecture and poetry reading in the Library of Congress (Washington DC). Currently at King’s College London he teaches courses and research studies at the Institute for the Study of the Americas on Spanish American cultural history that includes poetry, narrative, essays and the visual. He also offers courses on the Spanish American Fin de Siècle (1880-1920) and Latin American Visual arts of the 19th and 20th century.

This event will be held in the Senate Room at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

No RSVP needed.

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