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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
«Humanities for a Better Humanity: A Useful and Beautiful Project», by Juan Antonio González Iglesias
On Wednesday, March 9, at 12 pm, will take place this colloquium lecture of Juan Antonio González Iglesias, poet, essayist, and translator, entitled “Humanities for a Better Humanity: A Useful and Beautiful Project”. Presented by Pilar Núñez and Jesús Ortega. 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: email@example.com.
Juan Antonio González Iglesias
Juan Antonio González Iglesias (Salamanca, 1964) poet, translator, literary critic and essayist, has a doctorate in Philology with Studies of the Genre of Dialogue in Late Latin Authors. He completed his training in literary and art theory in Florence and Paris. He is a professor at the University of Salamanca. He has published the poetry books: La hermosura del héroe (1994, Vicente Núñez Award), Esto es mi cuerpo (1997), Vayamos hacia el norte, aunque sea dando una vuelta por el sur (2001), ¿Qué consideración no merecen quienes han cometido atentados contra la belleza del mundo? (2002), Más hermosura (2000), Un ángulo me basta (2002, IV Generación del 27 International Award), Olímpicas (2005) y Eros es más (2007, XIX Loewe Foundation International Poetry Prize), Del lado del amor (Poesía reunida 1994-2009) (2010), Ceci est mon corps (2014; 2012, Spanish-French bilingual edition of Esto es mi cuerpo), Confiado (2015, XXXVI “Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla” International Poetry Prize), Jardín Gulbenkian (2019, Jaime Gil de Biedma Award).