Institut Ramon Llull

Newsletter # 101


Language.  Georgetown University,  09/10/2019

Dr. Emili Boix-Fuster to talk about Catalonia: Pact and Compromise in a Multilingual Society

After a short presentation of the Catalan-speaking territories, Dr. Emili Boix-Fuster’s talk will focus on a discussion of the main social challenges of the Catalan language community, namely, devaluation, disintegration, division, disappearance, and demobilization. The talk will end with a projection of the possible future of Catalan, as a medium-sized linguistic community in current Europe.

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Literature.  Art Omi,  30/11/2019

Irene Solà, next Catalan writer in residence at Art Omi in Fall 2019

Since its founding in 1992, Art Omi Writers (previously known as Ledig House) has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries. The colony's strong international emphasis reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is part of Ledig's enduring legacy. The collaboration between Institut Ramon Llull and Art Omi started back in 2010. Since then, Art Omi (previously known as Ledig House) has hosted at least one Catalan author per year. Some of the Catalan writers in residence are Gemma Gorga, Francesc Serés, Marc Pastor, Anna Ballbona, Albert Forns, Sebastià Alzamora, Marina Espasa, Anna Aguilar-Amat, Mònica Batet, Marta Carnicero and Sebastià Portell and Martí Domínguez in 2018, and Núria Perpinyà in Spring 2019.

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Literature.  USA,  08/12/2019

Applications Now Open for the ALTA 2020 Emerging Translator Mentorship Program

The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. ALTA’s Emerging Translator Mentorship Program was founded by former ALTA board member Allison M. Charette.

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Music.  New York,  24/10/2019

Journey to the East: Jordi Savall returns to The Alice Tully Hall in New York

Journey to the East links two unique figures across the centuries: acclaimed early-music interpreter Jordi Savall and St. Francis Xavier, the 16th-century Jesuit missionary who traveled from the court of Lisbon to Mozambique, India, Malaysia, Japan, and China. In this epic musical journey, narrated by John Douglas Thompson, Savall directs Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and guest musicians as they trace the rich array of percussion, melodic instruments, and vocal styles Francis Xavier would have encountered on his route.

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Literature.  Toronto,  28/10/2019

Catalan crime author Teresa Solana takes part in three events at Toronto International Festival of Authors

As Canada’s largest and longest-running celebration of words and ideas, Toronto International Festival of Authors connects writers and curious readers of every kind.

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Literature.  Online,  31/12/2019

Asymptote devotes a stand-alone issue to exhibit the literary riches of a single language, Catalan

Winner of the 2015 London Book Fair's International Literary Translation Initiative Award, Asymptote is the premier site for world literature in translation. The journal takes its name from the dotted line on a graph that a mathematical function may tend toward, but never reach. Similarly, a translated text may never fully replicate the effect of the original; it is its own creative act.

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Language.  New York,  18/12/2019

CAFÈ CATALÀ returns to Columbia University this Fall

Join the group of enthusiastic Catalan students, plus other members of the community, for a weekly Cafè Català this Fall semester at Columbia University. Starting September 25th, 2019, Catalanophiles and Catalan speakers of all kind will meet Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:00pm.

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Culture.  San Francisco,  10/10/2019

Castellers de Vilafranca, Human Towers from Catalonia: San Francisco Catalan Week

Castellers de Vilafranca are a cultural and sport Catalan institution that builds human towers, a tradition that dates back to the 18th century. More than 1,000 members united by a common purpose: building human towers (“castells”) by sharing democratic values, cooperation and team work, with a spirit of constant improvement.

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Music.  New York,  13/10/2019

Lluís Capdevila presents Cinematic Radio featuring Petros Klampanis

CINEMATIC RADIO (2019) features original music by Lluís Capdevila in a more intimate setting with Petros Klampanis (bass, loops and percussion) and has the collaboration of Tom Harrell (flugelhorn) in one tune. The music is inspired by moods that recall cinema and addressed to a wider audience.

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Language.  New York,  15/10/2019

Learn Catalan this Fall with the Catalan Institute of America

Núria Diví, the CIofA Catalan teacher from previous years, will teach classes for adults starting this October 2019.

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The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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