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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Celestina at international congresses in 2017

Other duties have prevented us from informing you on time about the many papers on Celestina read at international congresses on 2017. While the 2016 conferences season was rather poor in celestinesque topics, the roundtable “The Visual Culture of Celestina” at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016) and the session on Celestina at the XIX Congreso Internacional de la AIH being the only representation of Celestina at international congresses known to us, this year seems more favourable to celestinesque papers. To this day, at least seven papers on Celestina were programmed at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (Chicago, 30 March – 1 April 2017), at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017), and at the LIII Congreso de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (Toronto, 21 May – 2 June 2017):

  • “Exhibit or Database? Literature or Art? Developing the Online Celestina Visual Project”, Enrique Fernandez (University of Manitoba), 63rd Annual Meeting of the RSA.
  • “Four Hispanic Examples of Friendship and Its European Correlatives: Libro de Alexandre, Libro de caballero Zifar, El Conde Lucanor, Celestina, Adam Alberto Vázquez Cruz (University of Saskatchewan), 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.
  • “From the Tormes Tanneries to the Puerta de Elvira: Celestina’s Morisca Daughters”, Andrea Nate (Truman State University), 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.
  • “La Edad Media en La Celestina vista e interpretada desde sus adaptaciones de cine y televisión”, José Eduardo Villalobos Graillet, (University of Toronto), LIII Congreso de la ACH.
  • “Pasión y muerte: el erotismo en La Celestina“, Alba Devo, (Western University), LIII Congreso de la ACH.
  • “Creando historias, interpretando relatos desde La Celestina“, Luis Jaimes-Domínguez, (Western University), LIII Congreso de la ACH.
  • “Acercamiento computacional a los diálogos de La Celestina“, Ana Ruiz Segarra, (Western University), LIII Congreso de la ACH.

And there are several other papers programmed at the XI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro (Madrid, 10-14 July 2017) and the XVII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (Rome, 26-30 September 2017):

  • Session “Cultura visual y literatura del Siglo de Oro” at the XI Congreso de la AISO: with the papers “Las iluminaciones de los manuscritos terencianos en las primeras ediciones ilustradas de La Celestina” (Enrique Fernández-Rivera), “Crimen y castigo: ilustrando la justicia en La Celestina y otras obras del Siglo de Oro” (Raúl Álvarez-Moreno), “Busconas, alcahuetas y pícaras en la cultura visual del Siglo de Oro” (Rachel Schmidt), and “Análisis de la representación de la muerte en La Celestina y el Quijote en sus adaptaciones cinematográficas” (Yolanda Iglesias).
  • Session “Pervivencia y reescrituras de Celestina” at the XVII Congreso Internacional de la AHLM: with the papers “Melibea, personaje transficcional del siglo XX” (Jéromine Françoise), “Una Celestina del siglo XXI: la versión escénica de Robert Lepage” (María Bastianes), “Celestina pervive en Lozana” (Patrizia Botta), and “El público de las traducciones alemanas de Celestina” (Amaranta Saguar García).
  • Session “Celestina: texto y contexto” at the XVII Congreso Internacional de la AHLM: with the papers “Memoria y recuerdos en Celestina” (María Teresa Miaja de la Peña), “El stemma: método, lógica y dudas, con la ayuda de La Celestina” (Francisco Lobera Serrano), and “Influencia de La Celestina en los libros de caballerías” (José Julio Martín Romero).
  • Paper at the XVII Congreso Internacional de la AHLM: “La tradición iconográfica de la Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (Zaragoza: Pedro Bernuz y Bartolomé de Nájera, 1545)” (Mª Jesús Lacarra).

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