Scholars, Writers Convene at SLU-Madrid for Conference on Antonio Pereira
SLU-Madrid students joined renowned scholars and writers at the Spanish literature conference, “En busca de lectores cómplices: Homenaje a Antonio Pereira.” Ángeles Encinar, Ph.D., a professor of Spanish at SLU-Madrid, in conjunction with the Fundación Antonio Pereira and the Universidad de León, organized the event in honor of the prolific writing career of the late Spanish writer and poet.
The conference opened with a plenary lecture by Tomás Albaladejo, Ph.D.(Universidad Autonóma de Madrid), titled, “Eje narrativo e instante vital en los cuentos de Antonio Pereira.” Galician writer and novelist, Marina Mayoral, Ph.D. (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) then delivered a second plenary conference, “Realidad y ficción en los cuentos de Antonio Pereira.” The evening concluded with a round table discussion led by four of Spain’s leading modern writers: Nuria Barrios, Óscar Esquivias and Real Academia Española (RAE) members José María Merino and Luis Mateo Díez.
Encinar reflects, “The works of Antonio Pereira, as we concluded at the conference, stand out for their intensity, profound sense of humor, and consciousness of writing and interaction with the reader. His search for the engaged reader, el lector cómplice, serves as the basis for his narrative.”
SLU-Madrid has served as the site for the study of Spanish language and literature for more than 50 years. Students may pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at SLU-Madrid during the academic year and over the summer. Find out more about Spanish programs at SLU-Madrid.