XVIII Forum for Iberian Studies: Fictitious Realities, Real Fictions

20 June 2018 to 21 June 2018
Wednesday 20 June - Thursday 21 June 2018
Taylor Institution, Main Hall and Room 2

This conference, which takes place at the Taylor Institution from 20 — 21 June 2018, aims to explore the communicating vessels between reality and fiction in the cultural productions of the Iberian Peninsula across time, from the era of medieval chronicles to the digital age. To that end, our objective is to establish a diachronic panorama as a dialogue between scholars of various periods and cultural disciplines, in discussion of “fictitious realities and real fictions.” Moreover, the interdisciplinary focus of the conference hopes to foster collaborations between a varied spectrum of artistic disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, painting, comics, film, and theatre, with the objective of considering the topic at hand from the largest number of areas and perspectives possible.

  • Marina Garcés (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • Kirmen Uribe (Basque writer, National Literature Prize for Narrative)
  • Jonathan Thacker (University of Oxford)
  • Olga Castro (Aston University)
  • Antonio Sáez Delgado (Universidade de Évora/Universidade de Lisboa)

To download the draft programme, please, follow this link.


To book your place, please, follow this link.


Organising Committee:

Diana Berruezo Sánchez, Laura Blanco de la Barrera, Alejandra Crosta, Rafael Martins, Teresa Mena Benet, Gui Perdigao-Murta, Enrique del Rey Cabero, and Sílvia Xicola Tugas.



A conference concert, “Latitudes” by Najla Shami, will also take place on Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm in the Shulman Auditorium at Queen’s College. For further details of that event and to register, please, follow this link.


Taylor Institution
St Giles'
United Kingdom
01865 278158
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