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Lecture

Theatre for television

Jenaro Talens recreates the world of Samuel Beckett – the absurd


Friday 30 Aug. 2019 | MPM Auditorium

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In this lecture, Jenaro Talens will speak on how writer Samuel Beckett and artist Bruce Nauman share an interest in the body and space. In their work they both address the fundamental issues that individuals must face in the contemporary world, questioning the human condition and identity. Beckett and Nauman provide an experience that encourages the public to separate themselves from their familiar modes of perception and thought and open their minds to other concepts of space.

Jenaro Talens (Tarifa, 1946), is a Spanish poet, essayist and translator. He studied economics and architecture at Universidad de Madrid, but ultimately graduated in philosophy and literature. He teaches at Universitat de València (where has held consecutive chairs in Spanish literature, theory of literature and audiovisual communication) and between 1996 and 1998 he taught at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Between 1999 and 2011, when he retired, he was professor of Hispanic literature, comparative literature and European studies at the University of Geneva, where he currently lives and continues as Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Global Studies. At the same time, he has returned to his chair in audiovisual communication at Universitat de València. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and the United States.

 

 

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