The development of Spanish cinema will be the focus of a lecture planned for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Corley Auditorium, while a presentation at 3:30 p.m. in Room 311 of the Fine Arts Complex will demonstrate Francisco Goya’s methods of printmaking and etching.
Dr. Jorge Pérez, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas, will present “Caught in Between: Traditional versus Modern in Spanish Cinema.” He will utilize film clips to discuss how the development of Spanish cinema since the 1950s has pivoted around the contrast between traditional and modern values.
Pérez is the author of “Cultural Roundabouts: Spanish Film and Novel on the Road,” a study on the cultural politics of Spanish road movies and novels. He has publish articles on Spanish film, novels and queer culture in a number of journals and recently completed a book in which he explores the connections between religion and modernity in Spanish cinema of the late-Franco period.
Burt Bucher, an associate professor of art at Missouri Southern, will offer “Francisco Goya: The Democratic Voice of Etching” in the afternoon. He will focus on Goya’s life as a printmaker and the art of etching, as well as demonstrating the process in full. A replica of Goya’s “Los Caprichos” will be available to purchase for $50 following the demonstration.