The provisional programme of the 19th WISPS Annual Conference “From Celestina to Celestina’s House: Archetypes Old and New in Hispanic and Luso-Afro-Brazilian Cultures” (2nd-3rd November 2018, University of London) is now available at the registration website.
On Monday, an updated version will be uploaded, but this first one creates enough anticipation on its own.
Unexpectedly, there only is one session exclusively devoted to Celestina, but, it couldn’t be any other way, the keynote lecture by Dorothy Severin deals with Celestina as well. The other sessions are devoted to male and female literary archetypes, of all times and the whole Luso-Hispanic world, but I am particularly curious about the paper by Lesley Twomey “Joanna of Castile’s Prayer Book: Books of Hours and the Fashioning of Temporal Power”.
If you are in London at the beginning of November, and you are interested in Celestina, you cannot miss this conference!
It is conference time and I am happy to announce that the VII Congreso Internacional de la SEMYR (4th-6th September 2018, Salamanca) will be hosting a whole session on Celestina, scheduled for the 5th September, at 16:00. The relevant papers are:
- Ottavio Di Camillo, “De genealogia Celestinae o Celestina antes de la Celestina“
- Álvaro Piquero, “Imágenes del onanismo en la literatura hispánica medieval: de la lírica popular a La Celestina“
- Amaranta Saguar García, “Para el estudio de las ediciones ilustradas de Celestina: herramientas y estándares digitales para la recopilación, la ordenación, la clasificación, la historia y el tratamiento de las xilografías de las ediciones antiguas de Celestina. Un acercamiento”
In a different session (6th September, 09:00), Laura Mier will be talking about “La representación del amor: de La Celestina a Don Perlimplín“, which also is of celestinesque interest.
Moreover, this year’s WISPS Annual Conference (2nd-3rd November 2018, University of London) celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a homage to the renowned celestinista Dorothy Severin. The special topic of the conference is “From Celestina to Celestina’s House: Archetypes Old and New in Hispanic and Luso-Afro-Brazilian Cultures”, so that there will be a lot of papers on Celestina. I cannot wait to see the programme!
The City Council of La Puebla de Montalbán has been an early bird this year, and the official programme for the XX Festival Celestina is already available on-line. This being the 20th anniversary of the festival, the City Council has scheduled a major event for the opening of the festival, with a show starring, among others, the actress Charo López, who toured with the show Ojos de agua, based on Celestina, some years ago.
This year’s conference has been trusted to Pedro Velasco Ramos once more, who held the talk “Fernando de Rojas, autor de La Celestina” in 2017 and, in 2018, will be talking about “La mujer en la Celestina” (23rd August, 21:00, Museo La Celestina). There will be the customary theatre plays, concerts and shows as well.
As usual, I will not be attending the festival, so that I invite anyone attending it to tell us about it via e-mail or via Twitter.
Last 23rd of May, the Spanish Post made available this stamp featuring the title-page of the Valencia, Joan Joffre, 1514 edition of Celestina. It celebrates the yearly Festival Celestina, which takes place every August since 1996 in La Puebla de Montalbán, and about which we have talked more than once in this blog (here, here, here and here).
According to the description available at the website, the heart-shaped lock represents the impossible love of Calisto and Melibea, while the colour choice (purple) is a reference to the importance of this colour in the Middle Ages.
This is not the first time Celestina appears on a stamp. In 1998, the Spanish Post also issued a stamp devoted to this work.
The 2017 issue of Celestinesca is out!
With an interview with Nuria Espert and Pilar de Yzaguirre, a review of the stage adaptation of Celestina by the theatre company Atalaya (already reviewed in this blog), the usual bibliographic supplement, an extra bibliographic supplement with more than 200 new entries and, of course, seven articles of celestinesque interest by Antonio Azaustre Lago («Estilo y argumentación en los discursos de La Celestina»), Debarati Byabartta («Tres anti-heroínas picaresca-celestinescas: los cuerpos femeninos radicalmente subyugados en La hija de Celestina»), Víctor Calderón de la Barca Fernández («Mar y Mundo en el imaginario desiderativo de Melibea»), Grissel Gómez Estrada («’Postema y landre te mate’: maldiciones, bendiciones y otras frases, y su función como presagio en La Celestina»), Amauri Gutiérrez Coto («La Celestina de Fernando de Rojas en México durante los siglos XVI y XVII»), Amaranta Saguar García («Las ilustraciones de las traducciones alemanas de Celestina: Hans Weiditz y la Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea») and Joseph T. Snow («La metamorfosis de Melibea en la Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea»).