Institut Ramon LLull



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Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium comprising the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands, and the Barcelona City Council. Its mission is the support and promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad, in all its forms and means of expression.
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04/07/2020 paperllull

In defence of a marginal Catalan literature

Is there a lack of counter-canonic tradition in Catalan fiction? What kind of dialogue should be established with universal literature? Max Besora examines the issue in this article.
 /  Vilafranca del Penedès i Londres 
02/07/2020 Literature

Fum d'Estampa Press, a new publishing house to feature Catalan literature in English

In 2019, a new publishing house was born, specializing in Catalan literature in English. Doug Suttle, teacher and translator, is the founder of Fum d’Estampa Press, which will publish titles of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Their vision is, “Catalan literature. In English. Beautiful poetry, inspiring stories, new perspectives. ”
 /  Faber, Olot 
29/06/2020 Culture

faberllull Olot: Call for Projects

faberllull hopes to expand and discover new fields, participate in debates that provide keys to understanding the contemporary world and expand its area of action. faberllull has hosted residencies on diverse religious beliefs, feminist culture, robotics, the energy transition, urban planning, political science and new perspectives in education, among others. But faberllull wants to go even further and learn from the projects candidates propose to them. 
 /  Barcelona 
29/06/2020 Literature

Irene Solà, one of the laureates of the European Union Literature Prize 2020

The prize awarded to Canto jo i la muntanya balla (When I Sing the Mountain Dances) acknowledges the Catalan author as one of the emerging voices of European fiction.
 /  Barcelona 
28/06/2020 paperllull

From Kafka and Milena to ‘love-sexting’: in defence of romantic love in the twenty-first century

Is love a binomial or collective concept? What space does polyamory occupy in our reality? Poet and actress Juana Dolores Romero reflects on romantic love in this article.
 /  New York 
25/06/2020 Literature

2021 PEN America Literary Awards Submissions

Submissions for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards will be accepted from June 15, 2020 through August 15, 2020. Visit PEN America website for instructions. Any questions may be sent to
 /  Barcelona 
21/06/2020 paperllull

Annie Bats: “Reducing translations to philological issues strikes me as being very narrow.”

Writer and journalist Anna Ballbona interviews the French translator Annie Bats, winner of the 2019 Ramon Llull Award for Literary Translation for the adaptation into French of the book Llefre de tu, by Biel Mesquida.
14/06/2020 paperllull

Mediterranean pines and robotic voices

Antònia Font smashed through the geographical and mental boundaries of Balearic music once and for all. In this article, Nando Cruz explains which voices are part of this new generation of ultra-local yet cosmic songwriters who have picked up the baton from the Mallorcan band.
 /  Barcelona 
07/06/2020 paperllull

Algorithmic massage and hegemony

How we have been adapting to social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic? What do we do in an age where algorithms are the prescribers? How can a language like Catalan survive in this context? Ingrid Guardiola reflects about it on this article.
 /  Barcelona 
31/05/2020 paperllull

Josep Carner and the European poetry of his time

For Catalans, it is easy to name Josep Carner the greatest ever writer in their language. But what does he represent within universal literature? Jordi Marrugat explains in this article.
25/05/2020 Knowledge

Faber residency on Linguistic Rights

Linguistic rights are a basic human right, on an individual and collective level. Rights that affect our options for personal, social, economic and cultural development. The linguistic diversity we experience, and share time and space with, has marked the history of humanity. As has the loss of this diversity, the lack of these rights. Linguistic diversity helps us understand how we look at the world and the other people and societies who share it with us. Languages forge identities, bonds of growth ...
24/05/2020 paperllull

The triumph of good men

After the success of 'Suc de Síndria', a short fiction film that won the Gaudí and Goya awards, director Irene Moray is preparing her first feature film. In this article, she wonders about which male characters we project our desire on and makes us proposals far removed from toxic archetypes.
18/05/2020 Arts

Venice Biennale, posponed to 2021

The Biennale Architettura will open in 2021 and will last 6 months, from May 22nd to November 21st. The Biennale Arte will be held in 2022, from April 23rd to November 27th.
 /  País Valèncià 
17/05/2020 paperllull

The Albufera, a source of artistic inspiration

This landscape has been very important in the vast majority of works in our literature. In this article, the philologist Àlvar Muñoz immerses us in the fascinating power of the Valencian Albufera, a place that has been a great source of inspiration for writers and painters. 
 /  Barcelona 
10/05/2020 paperllull

On infinite boxes, art and literature

Glòria Bosch Mir is the curator of the MOT Festival, which in the 2020 edition - it should have been held between March 26 and April 4 in Girona and Olot, and has been postponed until next spring - had to explore the various artistic disciplines that live and converge in books. Stretching the thread in the non-celebrated MOT, Bosch proposes an article in the form of a circle: an interdisciplinary reflection that starts from the same task of writing it and that flies over the work of ...
 /  Estats Units 
06/05/2020 Literature

PEN / HEIM opens a call for English translation grants

The purpose of the fund is to promote the publication and reception of international literature translated into English.
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