Seminar Fulgor and validity of the romances of Góngora: homage to Antonio Carreira

Seminar Fulgor and validity of the romances of Góngora: homage to Antonio Carreira

The next days 17 and 18 of September will be held the free online seminar "Glow and validity of the romances of Góngora: homage to Antonio Carreira", organized by the Góngora Chair of the University of Córdoba, where some romances of Luis will be explored de Góngora through various talks by expert speakers.

The seminar can be accessed, without the need for prior registration, from September 17 at 7:00 p.m. by clicking on this link.

In addition, this seminar pays tribute to Antonio Carreira, author of the great critical edition of four volumes of Góngora's romances published in 1998.

Program of the Seminar "Brightness and validity of the romances of Góngora: homage to Antonio Carreira"

The program includes the following lectures:

Aurora Egido (Secretary of the Royal Spanish Academy): "The poetic honeys of Góngora".

Mariano de la Campa Gutiérrez (Autonomous University of Madrid): "Góngora and the New Romancero."

Amelia de Paz (Complutense University of Madrid): "Doña Luisa de Cardona, Góngora's sore feeling."

Antonio Carreira: "Form and function of romance in the Góngora theater".
The academic direction of this seminar corresponds to Joaquín Roses, Professor at the University of Córdoba and Director of the Góngora Chair, and the academic secretariat is entrusted to Beatriz Ruiz Granados, from the same university.

The University of Córdoba and the Research Group of the Junta de Andalucía Góngora and Gongorismo participate in the organization, in collaboration with the Municipality of Córdoba.

About the "Luis de Góngora" Chair

Created on March 7, 2014, the Luis de Góngora Chair aims to study and disseminate the work of one of the most prominent authors of Universal Literature, both within the university environment and outside it.

Its functions include training, research, collaboration in doctorates, masters and courses, as well as the creation of its own bibliographic collection together with a specialized collection on the author, maintaining and increasing the collection of one of the most outstanding authors of the Century of Gold.

In addition, it proposes “rescuing the figure of Góngora from a historical kidnapping”, trying, through documents and historical sources, to dismantle the large number of clichés and inaccuracies that surround his life.

About the speakers

The four lecturers are renowned researchers in the field of Hispanic Philology:

Aurora egido

Emeritus Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Zaragoza, she has an honorary doctorate from the Carlos III University of Madrid. She is also the honorary president of the International Association of Hispanists and the Siglo de Oro International Association and a corresponding academic of the British Academy of Humanities.

Among other distinctions, he has received the Les Palmes Académiques, the “Baltasar Gracián” Award, the “Ramón Menéndez Pidal” National Research Award in Humanities and the “Menéndez Pelayo” International Award.

In addition, she is the author of numerous studies and editions on the history and criticism of Spanish Literature, especially on the Golden Age, whose relation can be consulted in The reason is Aurora. Tribute to Professor Aurora Egido (Zaragoza, Institución Fernando el Católico, 2017), already online.

Mariano de la Campa Gutiérrez

Full professor (accredited to Chair) in the Department of Spanish Philology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, he is a Doctor in Hispanic Philology from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Between 1984 and 1998, he trained, first as a fellow and later as a researcher, at the Instituto Interfacultativo Seminario Menéndez Pidal of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Between 2009 and 2017, he was secretary of the La Corte University Institute in Europe (IULCE), of the Autonomous University of Madrid; Since 2016, he is vice president of the International Association of Hispanists and since 2019, he is a member of the Hispanic Association of Medieval Literature.

His lines of research include: Medieval Literature, Golden Age Literature, Literary Historiography from the erudition of the eighteenth century to the present day, History of Philology and Critical Edition and textual criticism.

Amelia de Paz

Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, she is one of the most authoritative and expert people in the work of Luis de Góngora.

She was a student of Antonio Carreira with whom she discovered Góngora's poetry in the 1980s and followed the process of editing the Romances in the 1990s, which led her to dedicate her work to the poet.

Among his tasks and research, with not always conventional results, they stand out that he collated all the manuscripts that included the Polyphemus and noted their variants; he dismantled, although public opinion and textbooks seem to be unaware of it, the confrontation between Góngora and Quevedo; discovered that the Chacón manuscript is not sacred, dismantled the hoax of an anachronistically romantic Góngora composing his great poems in the supposed paradise of Huerta de Don Marcos and studied in detail the accounts of Góngora in his Madrid stage, based on an important notarial document rescued from the Córdoba Protocol Archive.

In addition, he discovered an autograph of Góngora of which there are very few, in some papers of the Inquisition of 1597, an investigation that led to the book Everything is hearsay.

He also published the more than 70 minutes that Góngora took as secretary of the Cathedral Chapter of Córdoba, discovered and published the testament of the poet's administrator, Cristóbal de Heredia, and presented his study on the 1607 census at the Góngora Chair, where he reconstructs with Góngora neighborhood with great accuracy, mentioning names, trades and addresses of its neighbors. At present, he is preparing the anthology Soledades, Polifemo and other poems for the Classical Library of the Royal Spanish Academy.

Antonio Carreira Verez

Doctor in Romance Philology with an extraordinary award from the Complutense University of Madrid, he was a professor at the universities of Angers (France), San Diego (California), Parma (Italy) and El Colegio de México.

A retired professor, he belongs to the Center for the Edition of Spanish Classics (CECE) and is a member of the Editorial Board of several Philology magazines.
He is a specialist in Literature of the Golden Age (Góngora and his school), Generación del 27, Travel Stories, and in the work of Julio Caro Baroja.

He has lectured at various European and American universities, and has published about 200 works including books, editions, articles and reviews.

Information of interest about the seminar

You can access the Seminar "Glow and validity of the romances of Góngora: homage to Antonio Carreira" through this link from 7:00 p.m. next September 17.

More information: Góngora Chair.


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