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ERC Seminar

“Cine y teoría de género”

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

November 3 2020, 15:00 - 17:30. [Virtual]

European Research Council Organized by the ERC StG project Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity (1898-1959) (Grant agreement No 803860), led by Diana Roig Sanz.
IN3- Arts and Humanities Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Texts under discussion:

  • Colaizzi, Giulia (2007). “Género y tecnología: de la voz femenina a la estilización del cuerpo”, La pasión del significante: Teoría de género y cultura visual, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, pp. 21-35.
  • Mulvey, Laura (1989). “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, Visual and Other Pleasures, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 14-26.
  • Paszkiewicz, Katarzyna (2018). “Introduction: Impossible Liaisons? Genre and Feminist Film Criticism”, Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1-33.

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of the Balearic Islands and a member of ADHUC – Research Centre for Theory, Gender and Sexuality (University of Barcelona). Her primary research is in Film Studies, Cultural Studies and Gender Studies, with an emphasis on film genres and women’s cinema in the USA and Spain. She has co-edited, with Mary Harrod, Women Do Genre in Film and Television (Routledge, 2017), and published two monographs: Rehacer los géneros: Mujeres cineastas dentro y fuera de Hollywood (Icaria, 2017) and Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers (Edinburgh University Press, 2018). Her most recent edited collection, Final Girls, Femininity and Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2020)co-edited with Stacy Rusnak, addresses contemporary reformulations of the Final Girl in film, TV and literature. She is Principal Researcher in the project “Cinema and Environment: Affective Ecologies in the Anthropocene” (PID2019-110068GA-I00, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación).

Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and the Global (1880s-1960s)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Av. Tibidabo 39, 08035, Barcelona (Spain). November 19-20, 2020

European Research Council Organized by the ERC StG project Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity (1898-1959) (Grant agreement No 803860), led by Diana Roig Sanz.
IN3- Arts and Humanities Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Given the exceptional circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers wish to express that we will follow the situation closely and an online version of this conference might be considered if future updates advise it. Even though an on-site format is preferred, a final decision will be provided to all participants at the beginning of September.

Call for Papers: The call for papers for this conference has been opened. Read the full call here.

[ES] La convocatoria para este congreso está abierta. Consultar la convocatoria completa aquí.


Authors should submit an abstract (300 words), filiation, bio-note and a short reference list to Elisabet Carbó (ecarboc@uoc.edu) and Diana Roig Sanz (dsanzr@uoc.edu) before July 15, 2020. Papers may be written in English, French, Spanish, or Catalan. During the Conference, an extended summary and a power-point presentation (if used) should be written in English to ensure successful exchanges between participants.


  • Elisabet Carbó (Social Networks of the Past/GlobaLS, IN3, Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC): ecarboc@uoc.edu
  • Diana Roig Sanz (Social Networks of the Past/GlobaLS, IN3, Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC): dsanzr@uoc.edu
  • Lucía Leandro Hernández (GlobaLS, UOC): lleandro@uoc.com

Congrès Médias 19-Numapresse:Presses anciennes et contemporaines, à l’heure du numérique

Paris, 8-11 June 2020. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the conference has been postponed for May 2021.

Laura Fólica: “La traduction littéraire dans les revues ibéro-américaines (1898-1959): défis méthodologiques dans la construction d’un corpus à grande échelle”
Pablo Suárez-Mansilla: “Film criticism in Spanish literary, cultural and cinematographic journals in the first third of the 20th century”

Après un premier congrès en juin 2015, Médias 19 et Numapresse organisent une deuxième grande manifestation qui se tiendra à Paris, du 8 au 11 juin 2020, pour faire état de la recherche actuelle sur la presse, à l’heure de la numérisation des corpus.

Le projet scientifique franco-québécois Médias 19, articulé autour de la plateforme numérique www.medias19.org, a été le cadre de développement d’une réflexion, depuis 2011, sur les pratiques journalistiques au XIXe siècle, sur la valorisation et l’analyse des corpus, ainsi que sur l’étude du développement de la culture médiatique dans l’espace francophone. Depuis 2017, le projet scientifique international Numapresse, financé par l’Agence Nationale pour la Recherche française www.numapresse.org, ambitionne de proposer une nouvelle histoire culturelle et littéraire de la presse française, du XIXe siècle à nos jours, en mobilisant les grands corpus de presse numérisés et les nouveaux outils de text et data mining.

Call for papers for the 9th Making of the Humanities conference</strong>, UOC-UPF. Barcelona, 21-23 September 2020”

Due to COVID-19, the 9th Making of the Humanities conference has been postponed until September 20-22, 2021.

Panels and papers on any period or region are welcome. Special interest is given to work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations. Neus Rotger is part of the local organizing committee. Final deadline for the submission of abstracts and panel proposals: 1 May 2021.

Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences

The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day.

The organisers welcome panels and papers on any period or region. The organisers are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations.

This year there is a special conference theme. The organisers encourage submissions that explore this theme, but remain fully open to submissions addressing other subjects.

This year’s conference theme is Unfolding Disciplines in the History of the Humanities.

A growing body of scholarship suggests that the historiography of the humanities is increasingly organized around new interdisciplinary collaborations that affect the very understanding of what it means to belong to a Humanities discipline. This year the organisers invite contributions that interlace different disciplinary approaches in order to frame humanistic scholarship in terms of a continued engagement with the limits and possibilities offered by the softening and even erasure of disciplinary boundaries. Participants are also encouraged to think expansively about the impact of the ongoing process of reinvention of established as well as new disciplinary fields as a result of increased cross-pollination and collaboration.

Please note that the Making of the Humanities conferences are not concerned with the history of art, the history of music or the history of literature, and so on, but instead with the history of art history, the history of musicology, the history of literary studies, etc.

Keynote Speakers MoH-IX

Cristina Dondi (Oxford University): “The history of the book and libraries: from bibliophilia to social and economic history”

Maribel Fierro (CCHS-CSIC Madrid): “Iberian humanities and the historical experience of religious pluralism”

Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University): “Naturalistic Theories in the Humanities: Past and Present”

Paper Submissions

Abstracts of single papers (30 minutes including discussion) should contain the name of the speaker, full contact address (including email address), the title and a summary of the paper of maximally 250 words. For more information about submitting abstracts, see the submission page.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2021

Notification of acceptance: June 2021

Panel Submissions

Panels last 1.5 to 2 hours and can consist of 3-4 papers and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme including discussion. Panel proposals should contain respectively the name of the chair, the names of the speakers and commentator, full contact addresses (including email addresses), the title of the panel, a short (150 words) description of the panel’s content and for each paper an abstract of maximally 250 words. For more information about submitting panels, see the submission page.

Deadline for panel proposals: 1 May 2021

Notification of acceptance: June 2021

Conference fee

The exact conference fee will be determined in spring 2020 and will be ca. €100 for regular participants and ca. €80 for PhD students. The fee includes access to all sessions, access to the welcoming reception, simple lunches, and tea and/or coffee during the breaks.


Local Organizing Committee: Daniele Cozzoli (UPF), Linda Gale Jones (UPF), Tomas Macsotay (UPF) and Neus Rotger (UOC)

Program Committee: International Board of the Society

This call is originally published on the site of The Society for the History of the Humanities.

IV Global Literary Studies International Seminar: The Global Novel

La World Literature, entre textualidad y mundialidad

Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

24 March 2020, 16:00 - 18:00. UOC, Tibi 3, Room Hannah Arendt. Postponed due to COVID-19.

Transcurridos algo más de dos décadas desde la eclosión académica de la World Literature, se han ido haciendo patentes algunas de sus ambigüedades y debilidades de fondo, así como la inevitabilidad de la reformulación del marco de análisis de los estudios literarios contemporáneos. En la sesión, se abordarán algunos de estos aspectos, casi como líneas de fuga de una propuesta mucho menos homogénea de lo que a veces se estima. Concretamente, se incidirá en la tensión implícita de ciertas dicotomías, entre términos no siempre excluyentes, que articulan el campo y que se resumen en el título. Para ello se tomará como referencia la conversación entre Pheng Cheah y David Damrosch, que tuvo lugar durante la sesión de 2018 del Instituto de Literatura Mundial, celebrada en Tokio, junto a dos textos propios de distinto alcance en donde, de forma explícita e implícita, se abordan algunas de las dicotomías apuntadas.

Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza es catedrático de Teoría de la literatura y Literatura comparada en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Fue Presidente de la Asociación Española de Teoría de la literatura. Ha realizado ediciones de El guitón Onofre (1988), El Buscón (1993, 2011) y Execración contra los judíos (1996). También es autor de El concepto de género y la picaresca (1992), Infancia y modernidad literaria (2001), Manual de teoría de la literatura (2006), junto con María do Cebreiro Rábade Villar, y El lugar de la literatura española (2012). Fue también uno de los editores del primer volumen de A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, dentro de la serie Comparative history of literatures in European languages de la ICLA. Entre otras cuestiones, ha abordado en diversas ocasiones la noción de literatura mundial desde una perspectiva crítica. En la actualidad, dirige, junto con María do Cebreiro Rábade, un proyecto de investigación titulado “Cartografías del afecto y usos públicos de la memoria: un análisis geoespacial de la obra de Rosalía de Castro”.

Textos en discusión:
Cabo Aseguinolaza, Fernando. “What, Us Global? World Literature and World Regionalism.” Journal of World Literature 2 (2017): 27-46.

Cabo Aseguinolaza, Fernando. “Memoria, (pos)lugar y biopoder en un thriller literario: A memoria da choiva, de Pedro Feijoo”. En: Memoria encarnada, género y silencios en España y América Latina. Siglo XXI. Helena González Fernández, Aránzazu Calderón Puerta, Dominika Jarzombkowska, Katarzyna Moszczynska-Dürst (eds.). Sevilla: Padilla Libros/ Instituto de Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos de la Universidad de Varsovia, 2019, 145-172.

Cheah, Pheng; David Damrosh. “What Is a World (Literature)?”. Journal of World Literature 4:3 (2019): 305-329. / “¿Qué es un mundo? ¿Qué es una literatura mundial? Una discusión.” Trad. César Domínguez. 1616: Anuario de Literatura Comparada 9 (2019): 287-315.

Workshop: “The Network Society Today: (Revisiting) the Information Age Trilogy”

10-11 June 2020 Postponed due to COVID-19.

Keynote address by Diana Roig Sanz.

Manuel Castells’ The Information Age Trilogy has been one of the most influential works to understand the societal change in the awake of the digital revolution of the last decades.

Yet, more than two decades after the launch of his theory, the network society and the information age have been developing at a faster pace that anyone suspected in terms of: socio-technological and economic transformation (e.g. platform capitalism, sharing economy, robotization, algorithmic driven society, artificial intelligence and IoT, etc.), power geometries, new identities and socio-political contestation (e.g. populism, indignados, gilet jaunes, alt-right, technopolitics, buen vivir, #meetoo, LGBTIQ, black-lives-matters, youth for climate change, etc.) and new geopolitics and geographies of inequality and power (the rise of China as global power, multipolarity, the emergence of the Global South, the uneven impact of environmental crises, etc.).

In this regard, as 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Manuel Castells’, it is time to revisit the trilogy and explore the relevance of Castells’ pioneering work in the light of the current state of the network society and of the ways to research about it. Thus, our aim is to gather together scholars from a wide range of disciplines – Including Castells himself – to engage with the Trilogy and debate on its contributions, legacies but as well shortcomings and new developments not envisioned at the time of its launch to try to develop a critical perspective on future trajectories of the network society and the information age.