COMUNICACIÓN

YUSTE FOUNDATION ORGANISES AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM THAT WILL GATHER YOUNG AMERICANIST RESEARCHERS IN CÁCERES AND GUADALUPE

The symposium opens this Thursday at 9:30 am at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the University of Extremadura organise the “3rd International Symposium for Young Researchers: Extremadura and America” that will be held on 24 and 25 October in Cáceres and Guadalupe respectively. Its aim is to offer a space for the new research lines worked on by young Americanist doctoral students and PhDs.

The symposium has an itinerant nature. In this sense, Thursday’s session will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, in Cáceres and Friday’s session will be held at Guadalupe’s Cultural and Congress Centre.

The following are some of the symposium’s main objectives: to delve into the interaction carried out between Extremadura and America over the last five centuries; to give priority to the research work that has studied this relation, that has been shaping a historical reality on both sides, verified in a material and cultural heritage which is often common; to make progress in the studies on migratory flows between Extremadura and America, and to present a space for debate, having the participation of young researchers in the field of the History of America as a fundamental premise.

This symposium will be based on speeches and conferences given by young researchers from different university and research centres in Spain, Italy, Portugal or Brazil, such as the University of Extremadura; the University of Seville; the Complutense University of Madrid; the Autonomous University of Madrid; the University of Pablo de Olavide; the National University of Distance Education (UNED); Universidade de Évora; the University of Murcia; the Rey Juan Carlos University; Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia; the University of Huelva; the University of Málaga; Universitá di Bologna, as well as other institutions, such as Puerta de América Foundation or the University of Francisco de Vitoria’s Hispano-American Forum.

In addition to this, during the symposium the presentation of the book Filosofía de la Historia de América. Los cronistas de Indias en el pensamiento español, by Natalia Korotkikh Desinova, will take place. This research work won the 4th Research Prize to Doctoral Theses “Fernando Serrano Mangas”, annually organised by Yuste Foundation.

This symposium is organised in cooperation with the City Council of Guadalupe, the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, the Spanish Association of Americanists and the University of Extremadura’s Central Library in Cáceres.

“ESCRITO POR MUJERES: EL MUNDO LITERARIO FEMENINO EN ESPAÑOL DEL SIGLO XX” (“WRITTEN BY WOMEN: THE FEMININE LITERARY WORLD OF THE 20TH CENTURY IN SPANISH”) EXHIBITION

The symposium will be complemented by the exhibition “Escrito por mujeres. El mundo literario femenino en español del siglo XX”, which will be located at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the University of Extremadura’s hall.

This sample, coordinated by the the Writer’s Museum-Modern Art Centre (Museo del Escritor-Centro de Arte Moderno) in Madrid, attempts to show some of the traces left behind by these creators in the different Spanish speaking countries they were from. It is through these trails that their fruitful task, their interrelations, their relation with the editorial world, with illustrators and with the world of writers may be appreciated.

This sample is composed in homage to these women’s battle, who paid with family exclusions, marital problems, exiles, different types of injustices and in many other ways, their decision to be themselves and reflect their feelings and thoughts in written words.

“Escrito por mujeres. El mundo literario femenino en español del siglo XX” has a interdisciplinary nature, made up by the different author’s first book editions, but also by other elements that give us more, detailed and rich information about them, such as photographs, dedications, letters, personal belongings, documents, recordings of their own words, posters, films, etc.