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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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Paper on Celestina at the Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha: “Fernando de Rojas y el entorno social de La Celestina” (16th January 2017, Toledo)

In context of the conference series “Toledo, cine, literatura, historia”, Ángel del Cerro del Valle will be reading the paper “Fernando de Rojas y el entorno social de La Celestina“.


This event follows the screening of the 1969 film version by César Fernández Ardavín the last Wednesday, 11th January 2017. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend, but for those in the vicinity, the conference takes place on Monday, 16th January 2017, from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha (Cuesta de Carlos V s/n, Toledo).

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Celestina directed by José Luis Gómez (6th April – 8th May 2015, Teatro de la Comedia, Madrid)

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Paper on Celestina at the V Congreso Internacional Cervantino: “Cervantes y los géneros literarios” (23rd-25th of September 2015, Sociedad Cervantina de Madrid)

I just noticed that, apart from the presentation of Intertextualidades bíblicas en “Celestina”: devotio moderna y humanismo cristiano (Friday 25th of September, 19:30), there will be one more celestinesque event at the V Congreso Internacional Cervantino “Cervantes y los géneros literarios”, to take place from the 23rd to the 25th of September of 2015 at the Sociedad Cervantina de Madrid: Vincent Parello (Université Michel de Montaigne, Bourdeaux) will be giving on Friday, the 25th of September, at 16:00h, a paper intitled “Cervantes y el género celestinesco: ‘Apercíbete, a la primera voz que oyeres, tomar calças de Villadiego’ (Celestina, Auto XII, escena 3)”. The whole programme can be seen at the official website.

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Official programme of the XVII Festival Celestina in La Puebla de Montalbán (21st-30th August 2015)

La Puebla de Montalbán Council has finally made available the official programme for the XVII Festival Celestina, to take place from the 21st to the 30th of August 2015. This year’s topic is still “La España de Rojas” and the adherence to Gilman’s views are particularly noticeable in two of the three conferences programmed, all of them to take place at Museo La Celestina: “Contexto histórico y personajes de la Celestina (Rodolfo de los Reyes and Pedro Velasco, 24th of August, 21:00) and “Magia y convivencia de las tres culturas en la España de Rojas” (José Carlos Sheni, 26th of August, 21:00). The remaining conference sounds promising for someone interested on the History of the Book as myself: “La Imprenta en la época de La Celestina” (Fermín de los Reyes, 29th August, 21:00).

Once again I will not be able to take part in the festival, neither as speaker nor as visitor, therefore, I invite you to send me your impressions, were you to attend it.

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More papers on Celestina: XVI Congresso da AHLM (21st-25th of September 2015, Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

Once again, Celestina is poorly represented at this year’s congress of the Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (AHLM), which is taking place from the 21st to the 25th of September 2015 at the Universidade do Porto (Portugal). Amaranta Saguar (Universität Trier) will be giving the only paper on a purely celestinesque topic, entitled “Las imagines  agentes de Celestina (II): la tradición iconográfica”, on Wednesday the 23th, during the sixth session of the congress and the first session of the day (09:00-10:30 a.m.). This paper is a continuation of the paper “Las imagines agentes de Celestina“, given in 2013 at the previous congress of the AHLM. At the same session, Juan Casas Rigall (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) will also be talking about a celestinesque-related topic: “La marca de impresor de Fadrique de Basilea en la Celestina y otras estampas (1499-1516), con las naves de necios de fondo”.

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Celestina by Pata Teatro (Málaga, I.E.S. Vicente Espinel, 1st July – 8th August 2015)

As part of the summer theatre cycle Clásicos en verano, the company Pata Teatro will be staging Celestina at the I.E.S. Vicente Espinel in Málaga (Spain). The eighteenth century Patio de Arcos serves as the perfect setting for this new adaptation of the classic, which promises to be much more traditional and conservative than the previous 2015 versions Ojos de agua and Celestina: La Tragicomedia.

Performances take place from Tuesday to Saturday, from the 1st of July to the 8th of August, at 22:00. As the capacity of the Patio de Armas is limited to 150 spectators, it is highly recommended to book well in advance.

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