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Online Reading Club in Spanish: The House of Bernarda Alba
Thursday 6pm - 8pm
The Instituto Cervantes in Leeds' Reading Club, which has been running since 2015, will be devoting its Spring-Summer 2020 session to the play The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba), by Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. The House of Bernarda Alba was written in 1936 but was not released or published until 1945.
The objective of the Reading Club is to introduce Lorca in its context and understand the keys to one of his most famous plays. Attendees will become familiar with the work and context of Federico García Lorca, including common themes and symbols in his literary production. Also, the sessions will discuss aspects such as that of the dark Spain, the image of Andalusia or the role of women and the family, among other issues. Finally, students will be invited to view online different theatrical and film adaptations of the play.
This time the Reading Club will be online. It will have 4 sessions that will take place through Zoom free software. The sessions will be in Spanish and in each class will work on linguistic aspects that aid the understanding of the play.
The play The House of Bernarda Alba is available in our Online Library, where it can be downloaded for free to all of our students.
Additional material will be provided for the students by email. It is recommended that students do the necessary reading before each class.
The sessions will run as follows:
Session 1. Thursday 14th May 2020, from 6 to 8 pm.
Introduction to Federico García Lorca and The House of Bernarda Alba.
Session 2. Thursday 11th June 2020, from 6 to 8 pm.
Acts I and II.
Session 3. Thursday 9th July 2020, from 6 to 8 pm.
Session 4. Thursday 6th August 2020, from 6 to 8 pm.
Theatrical and cinematographic adaptations of The House of Bernarda Alba.
About the tutor, Alba del Pozo
Alba del Pozo has been a doctor of Theory of Literature from the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 2013. She is specialized in 19th century and end of the century Spanish literature from the perspective of gender studies, cultural studies and the history of science. She addresses the construction of the disease in relation to the body and gender identities in literature and other cultural manifestations of the period. Her research has been published in various academic journals in the field of Hispanicism. Her experience as a teacher of Spanish and Spanish culture includes countries such as Spain, Bulgaria and various universities in the United Kingdom. She is currently a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham and a collaborating professor at the Instituto Cervantes in Leeds.
Price £55 in total for the four sessions (8% concession available).
Enrolment fee includes a Instituto Cervantes in Leeds library card valid for one year. It will also allow the owner to access the Online Library.
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
£55 in total for the four sessions (8% concession available).
Enrolment fee includes an Instituto Cervantes in Leeds library card valid for one year. It will also allow the owner to access the Online Library.
You can enrol on the Spring-Summer 2020 Online Reading Club either by:
- By phone, paying with debit or credit card (American Express not accepted), at 0113 246 1741.
- Online at our Online Shop (PayPal required).
- Adults only
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