Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 100


New York

Language.  New York,  27/09/2019

Prof. Carsten Sinner of Leipzig University, next Mercè Rodoreda Chair visiting professor at The Graduate Center - CUNY

Prof. Sinner will be teaching the course Castellano y catalán en Cataluña: cuestiones normativas, estatus y actitudes lingüísticas for students enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC) at The Graduate Center - CUNY, invited by The Mercè Rodoreda Chair for Catalan Language and Literature. The Rodoreda Chair, created in 2003 and funded by Institut Ramon Llull, each semester offers a course in Catalan literature and culture, or a course in Catalan sociolinguistics, alternatively. 

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Performing.  New York,  01/09/2019

Catalan actress Maria Fontanals takes the stage in Tierra del Fuego

Inspired by real life events, TIERRA DEL FUEGO tells the story of an Israeli ex-flight attendant who lost her best friend and was injured in a terrorist attack. Twenty-two years later, she decides to meet the man who authored the attack, who has been detained to life in a London prison.

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Visual Arts.  New York,  27/09/2019

“Life is a Dream”, Domingo Zapata’s vinyl mural on Times Square

Mallorca born, New York based artist Domingo Zapata, suspended in a harness high above Times Square, created the largest vinyl mural in New York City. The 30,000 square foot mural is wrapped around One Times Square and documents Zapata’s journey from Spain to New York City.

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Music.  Montreal, Quebec City,  15/09/2019

Roger Mas in concert in Montreal and the City of Quebec

The Cercle culturel catalan and the Médiathèque en études catalanes de l’Université de Montréal present “Roger Mas in concert”, the show by author-composer Roger Mas at Salle Claude-Léveillé in Place des Arts on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 of September, 2019, at 8:00pm, to commemorate the  40th anniversary of Jordi Bonet's death, as well as Catalonia's National Day. After Montreal, the Quebec tour of Roger Mas continues in the City of Quebec, on Sunday 15 of September at 11:00am, with a concert in front of the mural by Jordi Bonet in the Grand Théàtre of Québec.

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Cinema.  Montreal,  14/09/2019

Lisez l’Europe goes to the movies: Cold Skin

Presented by "Lisez l’Europe – the meeting place for European books“, this film series consists of European literary adaptations. Sci-fi, urban life, return to the 1950s, desire for freedom… there is a little something for everyone! Lisez l’Europe consists of a group of European cultural institutions whose mission is to present a contemporary perspective on European literature in Montreal.

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Culture.  New York,  11/12/2019

Catalan Institute of America launches a film series and a book club

On September 11, The National Day of Catalonia, Catalan Institute of America (CIofA) will launch a film series for its members. Screenings will take place regularly. A week later, the CIofA Book Club in Catalan, also free for members and coordinated by translator Mary Ann Newman, will start meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. Both series will be held at the Center for Social Innovation in Chelsea, NYC.

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Gastronomy.  New York,  27/09/2019

The Science of Cooking by Claudi Mans to hit bookstores in September

Quick Immersions uses intellectual rigor and straightforward language to offer a good introduction, or deeper knowledge, on diverse issues, as well-structured texts by prestigious authors delve into the worlds of political and social sciences, philosophy, science and the humanities.

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