Papers and conferences of celestinesque interest: SEMYR and WISPS

Screenshot_2018-08-11 CARTEL-VII-CONGRESO-LA-SEMYR_Patrimonio-textual pdfIt 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!

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Official programme of the XX Festival Celestina in La Puebla de Montalbán (18th-26th August 2018)

ProgramaCelestina2018_Página_1[1]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.

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My resources collection: Title pages of Comedia de Calisto y Melibea.

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Saturday, 11th August 2018 · 12:10

Recording: Conference held at the XIX Festival Celestina (25/08/2017)

Unfortunately, in 2017 we forgot to announce the XIX Festival Celestina, which took place from the 19th to the 27th of August of 2017 in La Puebla de Montalbán (official programme here). In order to compensate our readers, here is the paper “Fernando de Rojas, autor de La Celestina” read by Pedro Velasco Ramos at the festival, available on-line:

 

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New stamp featuring Celestina (Valencia, Joan Joffre, 1514)

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).

44310644According 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.

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Celestinesca 41 is out!

celestinesca41_minThe 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»).

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More Celestina at congresses

More non-celestinesque duties have made it impossible to announce a paper of celestinesque interest at the XVIII Jornadas de Trabajo de la Asociación Española de Bibliografía (13th-14th November 2017, Biblioteca Nacional de España): María Remedios Prieto talked about La Celestina: contiendas suscitadas tras la publicación de la Comedia y algunas correcciones textuales en la Tragicomedia. Neither have we been able to announce the session Celestina and Beyond: Exploring the Abject in Medieval and Early Modern Literature” proposed by Ana M. Montero (St. Louis University) for the Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (18th-20th June 2018, Saint Louis University), with a still open call for papers. However, today we have received the proceedings of the V Congreso Internacional sobre el Arcipreste de Hita “Dueñas, cortesanas y alcahuetas: Libro de buen amor, La Celestina, La Lozana andaluza” (26th-27th May 2017, Alcalá la Real), which includes several papers on celestinesque topics, and we would like to share them with you.

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