Falvey and the department of modern languages are proud to host an afternoon dedicated to the life and work of author Juan Ramón Jiménez, currently considered to be the father of Spanish contemporary poetry.
The symposium will feature three internationally renowned specialists on the poet: Carmen Hernández-Pinzón, grand-niece and representative of the heirs of the poet, will speak about Juan Ramón, the person; Mª Ángeles Sanz Manzano, Ph.D., professor at the University of Alcalá de Henares, will speak about the universal dimensions of Platero and I; and Graciela Palau de Nemes, Ph.D., University of Maryland, will speak on Juan Ramón Jiménez´s constant search for meaning. The symposium will be followed by a poetry recital including faculty and students from the department of modern languages and a concert by Chili Valverde, a singer from Huelva, Spain.
The event will take place on Tue., Mar. 31, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. For detailed information about the evening’s events, please visit the events calendar.
Also, be sure to visit the exhibit on Falvey’s fourth floor that commemorates the life and work of the poet and was created by the Junta de Andalucía and the Triennium Juan Ramón Jiménez. An itinerant exhibit at institutions throughout the world during the past few years, the exhibit will be shown during the entire month of March.