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Ellen Mayock, Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, was invited by the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, Spain, in March 2022, to speak at the inaugural event of the celebration of the centenary of Carmen Laforet, canonical Spanish author of the 20th century.

“I was honored to present at the Carmen Laforet Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by Spain’s premier cultural institution, the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid,” Mayock said. “Carmen Laforet is a famous 20th century Spanish author whose works address important themes of silence, violence and belonging in the dark landscape of Spain‘s Franco years. This event at Cervantes brought together eminent Laforet specialists to celebrate the centenary of this revolutionary author and to inaugurate the Instituto’s exhibition on the life and work of Laforet until the end of May. My presentation touched on the issues of ambition and female education in Laforet short stories.

Watch the recording of the event here.

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