Great Books of the Iberian Worlds: The Short Story Spanish

Great Books of the Iberian Worlds: The Short Story
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, King’s College London &
Canning House
Academic members of staff from the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin
American Studies, King’s College London, invite you to join us in reading some of the great
books from the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds. Our aim is to share our
enthusiasm and passion for some of these great writers and, through approaching them with
new readers, to be introduce to new perspectives.
In this new series, we will concentrate on the short story, a genre that has produced some of
the most wonderful writing across the Iberian worlds. The collections of short stories we will
read are in either Spanish or Portuguese and in each case translation into English is available.
Room TBC, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London:
Wednesdays from 18.30 – 20.30
Wednesday 2 October
Dr Adriano Rabelo,
Machado de Assis, ‘Delirious vision of Brás Cubas’. An extract from The
Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas
Wednesday 16 October
Dr Italia Boliver,
Julio Cortázar, ‘Axolotl’ & ‘Casa tomada’ (both can be found in English in Blowup and other stories)
Wednesday 30 October
Dr Federico Bonaddio
Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones (Fictions, Penguin Books). We will concentrate on
'The Circular Ruins' and 'Funes, His Memory'.
Wednesday 13 November
Dr Daniel Muñoz Sempere,
Manuel Rivas, ¿Qué me quieres, amor? / ´Vermeer’s Milkmaid and other
Stories. We will concentrate on "Butterfly´s Tongue" and "What do you want
with me, love?"
Wednesday 20 November
Dr Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela,
Juan Rulfo, El llano en llamas / The Burning Plain: We will concentrate
on : 'El llano en llamas' and 'No oyes ladrar los perros?'.
Wednesday 4 December
Dr Catarina Fouto,
Mario de Sa-Carneiro: Lucio's Confession (transl. Margaret Jull Costa:
Decadence from Dedalus)
For more information about the course or how to register please visit
Contact: [email protected] / 0207 811 5603