lunes, 2 de abril de 2018

Second day at the congress and closing

Second and last day of the conference passed! Today has started with the paper presented by Dra. Amaya Fernández, from the UPV/EHU, who has been dealing with the topic of Imperialism and War in Tolkien's work. Following Amaya Fernández, the former scholar from the faculty Dr. Miguel Ayerbe has brought the paper under the title of “J.R.R. Tolkien y la épica germánica heroica: la imagen del héroe”. In a third round, and finishing with the morning papers, the scholar of the faculty of Lisbon, Dra. Angélica Varandas has presented her paper on the link between Tolkien and Beowulf, followed by Fernando Cid, from Asociación Española de Orientalistas de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

In the afternoon, Dra. Ana María Mariño, from the University of Leon has brought her paper about the paper of women in Tolkien's work, followed by the watching of a short documentary about Tolkien presented by Dr. Martin Simonson. 

To conclude with the congress, Dr. Raúl Montero and Dr. Martin Simonson have thanked all the participants of the congress. After that, Dr. Asle Toje, from Norway, has given a special session to close the congress. Here we have some photos of this so interesting day:












So, we're done!

On behalf of the organization, thanks to everybody. It has been so nice to have you around. Thanks to our keynote speakers, to the people talking in the round tables, to every lecturer, chairs, friends, to the people attending the conference and to the collaborators. Good job!

We hope to organize this congress next year again and have our guests again in Vitoria-Gasteiz!


In case you would be interested in watching the videos of the conferences, here we will offer you the chance of watching them as soon as the UPV/EHU will upload them.

martes, 27 de marzo de 2018

First day at the Conference

The "VI International Conference on the Inklings" has begun today at the Faculty of Arts of Vitoria-Gasteiz. We have been delighted with the scholars who have presented their papers on the issue about the Inklings.

The day has started with the papers by the MA students Andoni Cossio and Maddi Susperregi, students form the UPV/EHU, followed by the paper presented by Dr. Rosario Monterio, from the University of Lisbon. After a coffee break, Dr. Sale Loje, from the Norwegian Nobel Institute, has given a presentation about strategies in the work of Tolkien. Finally, the regular guest of the conference, Dr. Eduardo Segura, from the University of Granada, has spoken this time about the link of the Inklings and war.

The day has concluded with some readings from Tolkien’s works by members of the smial El Dragón Verde.


miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018

Program for the Conference

Almost one week for the big day and it is about time to start getting ready for it. Here is the program of the congress in order to inform all the participants and guests:



26, Monday/Lunes/Astelehena 

12.00-12.30: Warm-up session: “Forest-dwelling in Wartime Middle-earth”. Andoni Cossío (UPV/EHU, UNED).

12.30-13.00: Warm-up session: “From Mount Doom to Ragnarök”. Maddi Susperregui (UPV/EHU).

13.00-15.30: Lunch.

15.30-16.30: “Peace lovers and war addicts in The Lord of the Rings”. Dra Rosário Monteiro (CHAM e DEP, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa).
16.30-17.00: Coffee break.

17.00-18.00: “‘But why all this secrecy? I thought we’d won the battle!’: The Lord of the Rings as a case of grand strategy”. Dr Asle Toje (Norwegian Nobel Institute).

18.00-19.00: “‘La historia de una progresiva decadencia’: los Inklings y la Guerra Interminable”. Dr Eduardo Segura (Universidad de Granada). Conversations with authors at Elkar. Snacks and refreshments courtesy of UPV/EHU.

19.30-20.30: Readings from Tolkien’s works by members of the smial El Dragón Verde.




27, Tuesday/Martes/Asteartea 

9.00-10.00: “By Jingo, You Shall Not Pass: Imperialism and War in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Terry Pratchett's Jingo”. Dra Amaya Fernández (UPV/EHU).

10.00-11.00: “J.R.R. Tolkien y la épica germánica heroica: la imagen del héroe”. Dr Miguel Ayerbe (UPV/EHU).

11.00-11.30: Coffee break.

11.30-12.30: “Facing Hope: The Lord of the Rings, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Elegiac Tradition”. Dra Angélica Varandas (University of Lisbon, ULICES).

12.30-13.30: “The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, en la cronología de J.R.R. Tolkien: génesis, análisis y repercusión de la estrofa en el ciclo de la Tierra Media”. Fernando Cid (Asociación Española de Orientalistas de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

13.30-15.30: Lunch

15.00-15.30: “El papel de las mujeres en los conflictos bélicos de  Tolkien”. Dra Ana María Mariño, Universidad de León.

15.30-16.30: “Tolkien and the Great War”. Viewing of the documentary “Tolkien’s Great War” (Elliot Weaver & Zander Weaver 2014) and discussion. Dr Martin Simonson (UPV/EHU).

16.30-17.00: Coffee break.

17.00-18.00: Final debate and closure.

19.00-20.00: Special session: “The Dream of Peace on Earth – The Nobel Peace Prize and the man behind the award.” Dr Asle Toje (Norwegian Nobel Institute) (Aula Magna).

21.00: Conference dinner.

ORGANIZER/ORGANIZADOR/ANTOLA TZAILEA

Rewest Group (Research in Western American Literature and Culture)

Grupo Rewest (Grupo de investigación sobre la Literatura y la Cultura del Oeste Americano) 

Rewest Ikerketa Taldea (Ipar Amerikaren Mendebaldeko Literatura eta Kulturari Buruzko Ikerketa Taldea)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE/COMITÉ ORGANIZADOR/BATZORDE ANTOLATZAILEA
Raúl Montero Gilete (Chair/Coordinador/Koordinatzailea)
Martin Simonson (Chair/Coordinador/Koordinatzailea)
Andoni Cossio, Aitor Seijas, Maddi Susperregui, Jon Alkorta Belén Galván Marc Sanchez Cristina Valeiro (Ayudantes)
Ekaitz Ikazuriaga (Web master y ayudante)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE/COMITÉ CIENTÍFICO/BATZORDE ZIENTIFIKOA
Charles L. Crow (Bowling Green State U.) 
Jesús Ángel González (U. Cantabria) 
María Herrera-Sobek (U. California) 
Frank Bergon (Vassar College, NY) 
Richard W. Etulain (U. New Mexico) 
Stefano Rosso (U. Bergamo) 
Neil Campbell (U. Derby) 
Cheryll Glotfelty (U. Nevada, Reno) 
Juan Ignacio Guijarro (U. Sevilla)


SPONSORS:
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana y de Traducción e Interpretación

martes, 11 de abril de 2017

Second day at the conference and closing

Second and last day of the conference passed! Today has started with the paper presented by Dr. Luis Florencio Díaz, from the UPV/EHU, who has been dealing with Stephen King's "The Body" novel. Following Dr. Luis Florencio, the new scholar from the faculty Amaya Fernandez Menicucci has brought the paper under the title of "The Subversion of Elves and Barbarians in the Works of Terry Pratchett”. In a third round, and finishing with the morning papers, the former scholar of the faculty Dr. Miguel Santamaría has presented his paper on the translation of J. R. R. Tolkien's works.

Dr. Luis Florencio Díaz and Dr. Raúl Montero



Dr. Amaya Fernandez Menicucci
Dr. Jose Miguel Santamaría and Dr. Martin Simonson

For the beginning of the afternoon, the congress continued with a round table with all the participants (exept Dr. Ayerbe and Dr. Zemjlic), also having as a guest of the conference Raúl Pérez, from the Sociedad Tolkien Española. In this session, our guests debated about the topics presented between the two days of congress and put ideas in common. 


Finally after a short break for coffee, Dr. Miguel Ayerbe, also from the UPV/EHU, has presented his paper about the importance of the influence of the Nordic sagas on "El cantar de los Nibelungos". 

From left to right: Dr. Eduardo Segura, Dr. Martin Simonson,
Dr.  Jose Miguel Santamaría and Raúl Pérez
Dr. Miguel Ayerbe and Dr. Martin Simonson
From left to right: M. A. Ekaitz Ikazuriaga, Dr. Raul Montero, Dr. Miguel Ayerbe
Dr. Eduardo Segura, Dr. Martin Simonson, Raúl Pérez and Dr. Jose Miguel Santamaría

To conclude with the congress, Dr. Raúl Montero and Dr. Martin Simonson have thanked all the participants of the congress. 

So, we're done!

On behalf of the organization, thanks to everybody. It has been so nice to have you around. Thanks to our keynote speakers, to the people talking in the round tables, to every lecturer, chairs, friends, to the people attending the conference and to the collaborators. Good job!

We hope to organize this congress next year again and have our guests again in Vitoria-Gasteiz!

In case you would be interested in watching the videos of the conferences, here we will offer you the chance of watching them as soon as the UPV/EHU will upload them.

lunes, 10 de abril de 2017

First day at the conference

The "III International Conference on the Inklings" has begun today at the Faculty of Arts of Vitoria-Gasteiz. We have been delighted with the scholars who have presented their papers on the issue about the Inklings.

The day has started with the paper by Dr. Matías Zamjlic, from from the University of Milan, who has presented his paper on C. S. Lewis' pieces of works and their representation on cinema. As a second round, Dr. Eduardo Segura, who has been with us in previous conferences, has presented his paper about the importance of Death in Tolkien's Middle Earth. These two papers have lent to the hearers to participate actively and therefore throw questions to the speakers.

Also, in the last presentation, as in the last two conferences, Paul Urkijo has presented his project under the title "Cuchillo McGregor y el vasco" and after that he has been speaking about his future projects. 

After the papers, all the guests have been invited to a small meeting with snacks and drinks promoted by the collaborator of the conference, Elkar. 

Here we have some pictures that define this wonderful day:

Dr. Matías Zamjlic and Dr. Martin Simonson

Dr. Eduardo Segura and Dr. Martin Simonson

Paul Urkijo and Dr. Raúl Montero




sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

Program for the conference

Almost three weeks for the big day and it is about time to start getting ready for it. Here is the program of the congress in order to inform all the participants and guests:


III International Conference on the Inklings and the Western Imagination: The Influence of the North // III Conferencia Internacional sobre los Inklings y la Imaginación del Oeste: la Influencia del Norte 

Salón de Grados, Faculty of Arts / Facultad de Letras, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz 

10-11 of April / Abril, 2017 
Free entrance / Entrada libre 



Lunes 10

15.30 – 15.45 Ceremonia de apertura 

15.45 – 17.00 Matías Zemjlic, M.A. (Universidad de Milán): “Narnia: cinematografía olvidada” 


17.00 – 18.00 Dr. Eduardo Segura (Universidad de Granada): “Una esperanzada desesperación: Tolkien y su ‘Ciclo del Norte’“ 


18.00 – 18.30 Café

18.30 – 19.15 Paúl Urquijo, director de cine. Presentación del cortometraje: “Cuchillo McGregor y el vasco” 


19.30 – 20.30 Conversaciones con autores en Elkar Campus. Tentempiés cortesía de la UPV/EHU


Martes 11


09.15 – 10.00 Dr. Luis Florencio Díaz Pulido (UPV/EHU): “Stephen King’s ‘The Body’: a Cold War Western” 

10.00 – 11.00 Dra. Amaya Fernández Menicucci (UPV/EHU): “The Subversion of Elves and Barbarians in the Works of Terry Pratchett” 


11.00 – 11.30 Café y sesión de seguimiento de tesis doctoral 

11.30 – 13.00 Dr. José Miguel Santamaría: “Tolkien, el traductor traducido” 


13.00 – 15.00  Comida

15.00 – 16.30 Mesa redonda: “El Norte en la obra de Tolkien”.
Dr. José Miguel Santamaría; Dr. Eduardo Segura (Universidad de Granada), Raúl Pérez (Sociedad Tolkien Española) 


16.30 – 17.00  Café 

17.00 – 18.00 Dr. Miguel Ayerbe (UPV/EHU): “La influencia de las sagas antiguas del Norte en El Cantar de los Nibelungos” 


18.00 Clausura

19.30 Visita guiada: la ciudad gótica de Vitoria-Gasteiz

21.00 Cena 


Actividad financiada por el Departamento de filología inglesa y alemana y de traducción e interpretación y realizada en el marco del Programa de Doctorado de Literatura Comparada y Estudios Literarios de la UPV/EHU



jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

Second day at the conference and closing.

Second and last day of the conference passed! Yesterday started with a small panel in which the PhD program students Andoni Cossío, Maddi Susperregi and Ekaitz Ikazuriaga presented their papers regarding The Inklings and also Harry Potter. This panel was followed by the paper presented by Dr. Eduardo Segura who gave a speech about the importance of the art and the immortality of the elves englobing J. R. R. Tolkien's works. In a second round, the former scholar of the faculty Dr. Miguel Santamaría presented his paper on the translation of J. R. R. Tolkien's works into Spanish. 

Andoni Cossío presenting his paper on Tolkien
Maddi Susperregi presenting her paper on Lewis
Ekaitz Ikazuriaga presenting his paper on Harry Potter
Dr. Eduardo Segura presenting his paper
Dr. Eduardo Segura & Dr. Guillermo Spirito
For the beginning of the afternoon, Dr. Sara Molpeceres presented her paper regarding the myth in C. S. Lewis' works, followed by Dr. Miguel Ayerbe who pointed out the topic of Death in the medieval works in his presentation.

Dr. Sara Molpeceres presenting her paper
Dr. Miguel Ayerbe presenting his paper
Finally after a short break for coffee, the congress continued with a round table with all the participants (exept Dr. Ayerbe and Dr. Molpeceres). In this session, our guests debated about the topics presented between the two days of congress and put ideas in common.

To conclude with the congress, Dr. Raúl Montero and Dr. Martin Simonson thanked all the participants of the congress. 

The day ended up with a guided tour around the old town of Vitoria-Gasteiz to know more about its gothic background and visit some interesing points of this beautiful city.





So, we're done!

On behalf of the organization, thanks to everybody. It has been so nice to have you around. Thanks to our keynote speakers, to the people talking in the round tables, to every lecturer, chairs, friends, to the people attending the conference and to the collaborators. Good job!

We hope to organize this congress next year again and have our guests again in Vitoria-Gasteiz!

You are invited to send any picture you may want to share with us to eajm.projects@gmail.com.

In case you would be interested in watching the videos of the conferences, here we will offer you the chance of watching them as soon as the UPV/EHU upload them.