Public Lecture on the Books and Geographic Maps – Topographic Tradition in the Spanish Literature
At the invitation of the Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics Department and with the assistance of the Educational Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Sofia Prof. Dr. Arantxa Fuentes Ríos delivered a public lecture at the UNWE. She spoke to lecturers and students about the Books and Geographic Maps – Topographic Tradition in the Spanish Literature.
|In the Ceremonial Hall|
Prof. Arantxa Fuentes Ríos is Doctor of Literature Theory and Comparative Literature at the University in Galicia, Spain. For many years she has delivered lectures at the University of Richmond, USA as well as at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, presented the lecturer Prof. Dr. Daniela Kozhuharova Koh, Head of the Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics Department who opened the meeting. At the event attended also representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain to Bulgaria, students and lecturers.
|Prof. Daniela Kozhuharova Koh (on the left) is presenting the lecturer|
I would like to express my thankfulness to the UNWE for the invitation and the opportunity to implement a journey in the Spanish geography and literary tradition together, outlined Prof. Ríos and determined the topic as a change from the time to the space and a kind of debate between the scientific fields where the literary area is the major community.
The lecturer examined the joint activity of cartographers and literary persons estimating the appropriate areas for certain activity and analysis of literary works. She also presented the cities of London, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona described in a number of literary works of XIX and XX century. One and the same urban area in the process of development described in various ways gives an idea of the type of literature that reflects it. Digitalized literary extracts, cites from certain novels and authors are plotted on the physical maps and thus the digital atlas is expanded, specified Prof. Ríos.
|Attendees at the meeting|
In this way it is implemented a kind of literary tourism over the geographic “addresses” of the authors, their museums and places described by them, outlined the lecturer and gave as example the route of Cervantes and its character Don Quixote.