The Granada UNESCO City of Literature Programme and the Aula de Literatura of the University of Granada are organising a new series of colloquium lecture. It is entitled “Future, humanities” and aims to propose different perspectives on the meaning, role and value of the humanities in the current context of the emergence of a new global society of image and technology.
The lectures will be held in person at the Sala de Caballeros XXIV of the Madraza, and will be broadcast live on the Madraza’s YouTube channel. They will take place once a month, between November 2021 and May 2022. The participants are leading intellectuals, philosophers and writers with a career of enormous prestige: Guillermo Busutil, Carlos García Gual, Juan Antonio González Iglesias, Aurora Luque, Sami Naïr and Manuel Ángel Vázquez Medel.
Do you want to ask?
The public is invited to ask some questions to the speakers participating in the cycle. These questions can be sent in advance by email to email@example.com or through the chat on the Madraza’s YouTube channel, in the open room for each colloquium lecture. At the end of the lecture there will be a time slot reserved for answering questions sent us by the public.
«The Strange Adventure of Re-reading the Classics Nowadays», by Carlos García Gual
On Wednesday, April 6, at 12 pm, will take place this conversation between Carlos García Gual, writer, philologist, critic, and translator, and Pilar Núñez and Jesús Ortega, entitled “The Strange Adventure of Re-reading the Classics Nowadays”. The event can be followed on the Madraza’s YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/n8jysuLvSVE, where you can ask questions to the speaker on the chat, as well as by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carlos García Gual
Carlos García Gual (Palma de Mallorca, 1943) is a writer, philologist, Hellenist, critic, translator, and editor. Professor emeritus of Greek Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid, he has also been professor at the universities of Granada, Barcelona and the National University of Distance Education (UNED). In 2017 he was designated as academic by the Real Academia Española (letter J). He regularly collaborates with literary articles, literary criticism and reviews in specialized magazines and in media such as El País, Revista de Occidente, Claves de Razón Práctica, etc. He has been editor of the magazine Historia de National Geographic (2004-2010), of which he is currently an advisor. His translations of classical Greek texts include, among others, works of Aristotle, Apollonius of Rhodes, Homer, and Diogenes Laercius (2008). For his work as a translator, he has been awarded with the prize Fray Luis de León for his version of Vida y hazañas de Alejandro de Macedonia by Pseudocalístenes in 1978, with the National Translation Prize for the whole of his work in 2002, with the José Luis Sampedro Prize, in 2019, and with the most recent Alfonso Reyes International Prize 2020. His last published books are: Prometeo. El mito del dios rebelde y filántropo (2022), Voces de largos ecos. Invitación a leer a los clásicos (2020), La deriva de los héroes en la literatura griega (2020), Grecia para todos (2019), La luz de los lejanos faros (2017), and La muerte de los héroes (2016).