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The ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014 will take place in Cambridge on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, so put the date in your diaries! Watch this space for more details about the programme and seminar topic.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Seminar: 21st century fiction from Latin America – now booking!

The programme for our forthcoming seminar on 21st century fiction from Latin America is now available on our Events page, along with the registration form. Join us to discuss current trends in Latin American fiction, and find out about new research in the field. Topics include translating Latin American fiction, the contemporary Cuban novel, digital media and new literary genres, and alternative literary formats such as the graphic novel. There will also be discussions on collecting fiction from Latin America in UK libraries, and the landscape of the UK market for Latin American fiction. This is an ACLAIIR event in collaboration with the Institute of Latin American Studies, the Institute of Modern Languages Research, and the Instituto Cervantes in London.

We look forward to seeing you on 12 February 2014!

 

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Latin American and Iberian Audiovisual Collections project updated

Almodovar film posterThe Directory of Audiovisual Resources has recently been updated to include the latest additions and information regarding libraries with audiovisual collections in the UK. Many thanks to Sonia Morcillo-García for creating and maintaining this very useful directory.

Do you have an idea for an ACLAIIR project? Get in touch!

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Missed the 2013 AGM? Presentations now online!

ACLAIIR AGM Seminar 2013For those of you that missed the ACLAIIR AGM, or want to remind yourselves of the topic, all the speaker presentations (PowerPoint format) are now available on the Events page. Many thanks to all our speakers and to everyone that attended. It was a really enjoyable and successful day!

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WESLINE Conference 2013 – registration now open!

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The sixth WESLINE conference will take place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2013 at Balliol College, Oxford.

This is the first WESLINE conference since the one in Manchester organized by Rachel Kirkwood, Helen Dobson and Glynis Platt in 2010.  This year’s organizer is Nick Hearn of the Taylor Institution Library, University of Oxford.

A draft programme and registration form are now available on the WESLINE website. The registration deadline is 19 August.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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21st Century Fiction from Spain: the report

Cervantes 18.04.2013 23A report of the recent fiction seminar is now up on the ACLAIIR blog – with pictures! Read about the latest trends in fiction from Spain from the point of view of researchers, critics, publishers, translators and librarians. Many thanks to the Instituto Cervantes for providing the images. Check out the blog post here!

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AGM & Seminar 18 June 2013 : E-books from Spain

ACLAIIR AGM Seminar 2013The programme is now confirmed for our AGM & Seminar 2013! We have a great line-up of presentations from Casalini, Iberoamericana, and Digitalia discussing the supply of e-books. We’ll also have speakers covering e-book acquisition and reader behaviour in the digital world. Take a look at our Events page for full details and the registration form. We look forward to seeing you on 18 June!

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New blog post – Direct travel experience versus photography storytelling

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Many thanks to Agata Lulkowska, photographer, filmmaker, and Researcher of Indigenous Cultures of Colombia at Birkbeck, for continuing our blog with a great piece and some wonderful photographs from the Sierra Nevada. Take a look!

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21st Century Fiction Seminar brings Hispanists together

Many thanks to all who attended our seminar at the Instituto Cervantes on Thursday 18th April. It was a great success, and we all found the mix of presentations from the perspectives of researchers, students, publishers, translators and librarians to be a positive and informative experience. A full report of the session will be available on the website shortly. We look forward to the seminar on Latin American fiction, details tbc later this year!

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CONFERENCE OFFER: 21st Century Fiction from Spain. Seminar Thursday 18th April

Interested in attending our upcoming fiction seminar, but too busy to spend the whole day? We’re very pleased to offer a conference-only fee of just £10 for up to two sessions (lunch not included).

Join us for talks by Peter Bush, Stuart Davis, Juan Angel Juaristo, Daniela Omlor, Jennifer Rodríguez and Frank Lough, as well as discussions with librarians, publishers and translators. It promises to be a great day!

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