Cultural activities

International Webinar of Hispanic Literature and Culture

International Webinar of Hispanic Literature and Culture Patricia Hinde

The International Webinar on Hispanic Literature and Culture is an initiative carried out by Radley College with the support of the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester and Leeds. The purpose of this programme is to offer support to A-levels students from public institutes in Great Britain in the study of curricular literary and cinematographic works, so that the educational quality of content related to Hispanism is not affected as a result of the current sanitary alert.

Leading academics and researchers from leading universities in Spain, Latin America, Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Serbia will be in charge of teaching the sessions included in this programme. In them, different aspects of the literary and cinematographic works prescribed by AQA (Assessment and Qualification Alliance), Edexcel Pearson, and EDUCAS-WJCE for study during the A-Levels.

The programme will run between 1st December 2020 and 12th February 2021 and will include 117 presentations in total, of which two will be for teachers. Each session will last 30 minutes and will have a final space of 15 minutes for questions. All sessions will be recorded and later uploaded to the Radley College website, from where they can be consulted free of charge by the general public.
The immigrants' problems in Spain

The programme will include academics from universities such as, for example: University of Oxford; University of Manchester; University of Liverpool; Queen Mary University of London; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Yale University; Columbia University; Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Universidad de Salamanca; Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona; Universidad Javierana de Colombia; Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM); Universidad de Buenos Aires; Universidad de Chile; and more.

Analyzed books:
  • El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Crónica de una muerte anunciada, by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Como agua para chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
  • Modelos de mujer, by Almudena Grandes
  • Réquiem por un campesino español, by Ramón J. Sender
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba, by Federico García Lorca
  • Bodas de sangre, by Federico García Lorca
  • La casa de los espíritus, by Isabel Allende
  • Nada, by Carmen Laforet
  • Las bicicletas son para el verano, by Fernando Fernán Gómez
  • El túnel, by Ernesto Sábato
  • Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Rimas, by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
  • Primera memoria, by Ana María Matute
  • La sombra del viento, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Eva Luna, by Isabel Allende
Analyzed films:
  • El laberinto del fauno, by Guillermo del Toro
  • La lengua de las mariposas, by José Luis Cuerda
  • Todo sobre mi madre, by Pedro Almodóvar
  • Voces inocentes, by Luis Mandoki
  • Machuca, by Andrés Wood
  • También la lluvia, by Icíar Bollaín
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • The Francoist Spain
  • The tourism in Spain: tourism and anti-tourism
  • The Spanish Civil War in the Spanish cinema


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