The University of Poitiers and the Centre for the Study of Spanish 17th-18th Century Literature, with the cooperation of AC/E, are organising this convention, which will be attended by more than 300 experts from all five continents. The aim of the convention is to present novel contributions on the leading authors of the Spanish Golden Age (Góngora, Quevedo, Garcilaso and Cervantes), and to resurrect poetic, musical and dramatic works and genres which the contemporary canon has consigned to oblivion.
The convention features alternating plenary conferences and communication sessions involving more than 250 academics who analyse the figure and technical evolution of Góngora’s work, as well as the poetry, theatre and comedy of the Spanish Golden Age. The first will be delivered by Antonio Carreira (A Gongorist Quevedian: Francisco Manuel de Melo), Germán Vega García–Luengos (The Calderón forgotten or repudiated by Calderón), Jean-Marc Pelorson (The 'Turkish Voyage' and its pre-Cervantine impertinences), Víctor Infantes (Ludo ergo sum. The graphical literature of games), Elisabeth R. Wright (Adversaries or neighbours? The vanquished of Lepanto in an epic poem of Granada), Monique Michaud (‘Guzman de Alfarache’: an exemplary picaresque: light and shade in the Spanish Golden Age), Guillermo Serés (Lope and Cervantes in the controversial coexistence of styles in the early 18th century), and Blanca Periñán (On Baroque conversions).
The convention will be rounded off by a conference delivered by musician Jordi Savall followed by a concert in which Pedro Estevan will accompany the Spanish maestro, along with four roundtables and four new book launches.