Mara Faye Lethem on Irene Solà’s ‘Canto jo i la muntanya balla’ (‘When I Sing, Mountains Dance’)

On 20 December we held the last event of 2022, a Book Club on Irene Solà’s Canto jo i la muntanya balla (When I Sing, Mountains Dance). We were lucky enough that the translator of the novel, Mara Faye Lethem, joined us for the event.

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The 2022 Joanot Martorell Lecture: Enric Bou

We are delighted to be welcoming professor Enric Bou (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia) for this year’s Joanot Martorell Lecture, organised together with the Instituto Cervantes, on December 8, at 6.30pm, at Queen Mary.

The topic will be “Barcelona, Europe in Latitude and Longitude”.

Admission will be free, but booking is essential at:

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Professor John London at the NYU

John London, the Director of the Centre for Catalan Studies, gave a talk to students at the NYU in London on Monday, 7 November. It was a guest lecture for a course on West European Politics. John discussed historical and contemporary debates. The students were especially interested in parallels between Catalonia and Scotland.

Queen Mary Annual Catalan Lecture: David Abulafia

It has been confirmed:

We are delighted to be welcoming the prestigious historian Professor David Abulafia (University of Cambridge) to give the Queen Mary Annual Catalan Lecture this year, on 24 November.  He will speak on “Where Catalans Fear to Tread: The Catalans in the Medieval Atlantic”.

Put the date in your diary. Full details in the next few days.