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Lecture & Performance

‘But my love still clings to the rocks, the sea & the mountains’: Translating & Performing Voices of Memory
19.00-21.00, Thursday 28 October 2010
Anatomy Theatre Museum, King’s Building, Strand Campus

An inaugural lecture by Catherine Boyle

This event is free - but please let us know on if you'd like to attend.

handmouthIs it possible to translate and perform the memories of people, or experiences that you have not lived? My work has long addressed these questions, tracing processes of cultural transmission across language, experience and performance. The focus of the lecture will be on recent work that explores the translation of experiences of cultural extremity, and will focus primarily on work that interrogates what it is to live and remember violence, concentrating on recent Chilean theatre and poetry.


The lecture is followed by a dramatised reading of a one-act play, Counterpoint for Two Tired Voices, by Chilean playwright, Jorge Díaz, which explores the loss of love and memory and the persistence of the imagination in trying to recuperate them.


Catherine Boyle teaches courses on areas from Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the context of New Spain, to cultural expressions of the Southern Cone, cultural history and memory, Gender in Spanish America, Hispanic theatre, and translation and performance studies. 

Catherine studied Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Strathclyde, and then took an MA and PhD at the University of Liverpool. She returned to Strathclyde for her first academic post, and subsequently took up a post in Latin American Studies at King’s in 1990. She became Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in 2007 and was recently appointed Head of the new Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies.


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