Tomorrow (12/07/2021): Two papers of celestinesque interest at the 17th Biennial Conference of the Early Book Society

As part of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Early Book Society, which will be taking place the days 12th to 16th of July via Zoom, a whole session on Celestina entitled “Woodcuts of Calisto and Melibea” has been scheduled for Monday, 12th of July, at 17:00 (British time, 18:00 in continental Europe). In it, Ana Milagros Jiménez Ruiz (Universidad de Zaragoza) and Amaranta Saguar García (Universidad Complutense) will be taking about the woodcuts of, respectively, the Tragicomedia and the Comedia.

More concretely, Jiménez Ruiz will be presenting her paper “Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea: a mixed-woodcut testimony”, in which she analyses the woodcuts of the edition Sevilla [but Rome], [Marcello Silber], 1502 [but 1515-1516] from the point of view of the reception of Celestina in Italy.

In turn, Amaranta Saguar García will be reading her paper “The lost woodcut(s) of the Burgos: Fadrique de Basilea, 1499 (but 1500-1501) edition of the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea. A temptative reconstruction”, in which she will show that the hypothesis of the Burgos Comedia missing an unsigned gathering of four leaves at the beginning is not that unlikely if full-page woodcuts like those included in Johannes Grüninger’s 1496 edition of Terence’s Comoediae are taken into account. (Yes, I know that the conference abstract says something completely different but… one thing is where you think research is going to take you and a different thing is where research does in fact take you).

More information on the programme and the conference abstracts can be found at the offical website of the conference:

Papers of celestinesque interest at the VI Congreso del Arcipreste de Hita: Congreso-Homenaje a doña Folke Gernert (28th-29th of May 2021, on-line)

For the next two days, the VI Congreso del Arcipreste de Hita: Congreso-Homenaje a doña Folke Gernert will be taking place on-line. Due to the research preferences of the honoured scholar, the conference will include papers related to the Libro de buen amor, La Lozana andaluza and, what is of greatest interest for his blog, Celestina. Here is a selection of the papers on celestinesque topics:

  • “La evolución de la representación de Celestina en las ediciones del XVI” by Ana Milagros Jiménez Ruiz (Universidad de Zaragoza), 28th of May 2021, 11:30 (GMT+1).
  • “Cervantes ante Celestina” by Jorge García López (Universitat de Girona), 28th of May 2021, 12:10 (GMT+1).
  • “Melibea, mujer lectora: hacia el establecimiento de un censo de lecturas peninsulares en el siglo XV” by Arturo JIménez Moreno (SEMYR), 28th of May 2021, 12:20 (GMT+1).
  • “Melibea y Lozana: la contracultura de la muerte” by Antonio Rubiales Roldán, 28th of May 2021, 13:30 (GMT+1).
  • “Mujer y magia en la Celestina: una mirada a partir de los Heterodoxos de Menéndez Pelayo” by María Cristina Pascerini (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), 28th of May 2021, 13:40 (GMT+1).
  • “El paradigma celestinesco en la escritura esperpéntica de Valle Inclán” by Marcella Trambaioli (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”), 28th of May 2021, 17:00 (GMT+1).
  • “Paisajes de sonido en Celestina” by Dorothy Sherman Severin (University of Liverpool), 28th of May 2021, 17:10 (GMT+1).
  • Celestina y la ‘publicación’ antes de la imprenta” by Georgina Olivetto (Universidad de Buenos Aires), 28th of May 2021, 17:50 (GMT+1).
  • Melusina, Celestina, Magelona. O cómo los impresores augburgueses convirtieron Celestina en prosa de ficción” by Amaranta Saguar (Universidad Complutense), 28th of May 2021, 18:50 (GMT+1).
  • “Compasión: ¿una virtud cuestionada en Celestina y Cárcel de amor?” by Ana Montero (Saint Louis University), 29th of May 2021, 11:00 (GMT+1).
  • “Evolución y protagonismo del motivo del huerto de la Tragicomedia a Tercera Celestina” by Miguel García Bermejo Giner (Universidad de Salamanca), 29th of May 2021, 12:20 (GMT+1).

A full PDF-version of the programme can be seen here. The Zoom links have been shared via Twitter:

María Bastianes at the cycle “La Celestina: Representaciones de un clásico” (18/05/2021): “Celestina: un clásico en escena desde España”

I have been very busy these days and have not had the chance to devote a few minutes to the blog, so that I had not linked the recording of María Bastianes’ talk at the conference cycle “La Celestina: Representaciones de un clásico” at the Universidad de Cantabria yet. Here it is for you all to enjoy.

Event: Ciclo La Celestina: Representaciones de un clásico (7th May – 1st June 2021, Aula de Letras – Aulas de Extensión Universitaria, Universidad de Cantabria)

Between Friday, 7th of May, and Tuesday, 1st of June, the conference cycle “La Celestina: representaciones de un clásico” will be taking place at the Universidad de Cantabria as part of the Aula de Letras of its Aulas de Exensión Universitaria.

It is a conference cycle open to everyone, specialists and non-specialists, with a clear focus on the pictorial and the stage adaptations of Celestina. Organised by Laura Mier Pérez (Universidad de Cantabria), sessions will take place via Zoom or on-site, at the campus of the Universidad de Cantabria (Av. de los Castros, s/n; 39005 Santander), depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 measures.

You can see the full programme here, which is formed by the following papers:

  • 7th May 2021, 19:30:Celestina, un clásico en escena por el mundo” by Joseph Snow (Prof. Em. University of Michingan, author of several studies on Celestina and founder of Celestinesca)
  • 11th May 2021, 19:30: “Referentes pictóricos del teatro: Celestina y compañía” by Natalia Fernández (former Universidad Complutense de Madrid, now Universidad de Sevilla)
  • 18th May 2021:, 19:30Celestina: un clásico en escena desde España” by María Bastianes (University of Leeds and author of Vida escénica de “La Celestina” en España: 1909-2019)
  • 25th May 2021, 19:30: “‘Por la mayor parte, por la filosomía es conocida la virtud interior’. La evolución de las representaciones del personaje de Celestina en las ediciones ilustradas de la Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (ss. XVI-XXI)” by Amaranta Saguar (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and PI of the project “IcoCel: La tradición iconográfica de Celestina: materialidad y recepción de las ediciones ilustradas en la Edad Moderna”)
  • 1st June 2021, 19:30:La Celestina como provocación” by Emilio de Miguel (Universidad de Salamanca and author of several studies on Celestina)

On-line Workshop-Conference «Señora, ten tú el tiempo que no ande, tendré yo mi forma que no se mude». Las mutaciones de Celestina, 17th of March 2021, 18:00 (GMT+1)

Poster of the event.

As a result of the collaboration between the teaching innovation project Tomar la palabra. Intertextualidad e intermedialidad como herramientas pedagógicas para la enseñanza de literatura y otros discursos and the research project La tradición iconográfica de «Celestina»: materialidad y recepción de las ediciones ilustradas en la Edad Moderna, next Wednesday, 17th of March 2021, at 18:00 (GMT+1), the workshop-conference «Señora, ten tú el tiempo que no ande, tendré yo mi forma que no se mude». Las mutaciones de Celestina will be taking place via Google Meet.

The session is open to everyone, but especially oriented towards non-specialists. First-year students, high school students, students from disciplines other than modern languages and hobby celestinistas are welcome. The purpose of this workshop-conference is exploring the evolution of the iconographic representation of Celestina, the literary character, in the illustrated editions of the 16th and the 19th-21st centuries. It will be divided in a theoretical and a practical part. In the theoretical part, more than 500 years of celestinesque illustrations and paintings will be reviewed to identify the characteristic traits with which Celestina is depicted in each period. In the practical part, the attendants will have the chance to make their own portrait of Celestina and discuss and contrast it with their peers against the background of its iconographic tradition.