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Seville and Madrid turned into classroom for the students of School of Philosophy and Letters

These curricular trips of the students of language and Spanish Literature and Philology Hispanic have included several Cultural Activities Office and literary trips.

The streets of Seville have become, for a few days, the classrooms of the 2nd year students of Degree in language and Spanish Literature. In the framework of the subject of "Baroque Literature", they traveled to the capital of Seville, accompanied by Professor Ignacio Arellano, head of the subject, and Mariela Insúa, from group of research Siglo de Oro (GRISO). The activity was aimed at goal to contemplate in first person the cultural environment where some of the literary works studied at class were generated.

During the first workshop, our students had the opportunity to tour the Parque de María Luisa, a historic garden that houses some monuments that the city has dedicated to different poets and writers: the traffic circle of the Machado Brothers, the Cervantes, or the monument to Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, among others. The activity was enriched with the reading of some texts of these writers.

visit The second day began with a guided tour of the Library Services Capitular and the Library Services Colombina. The former, founded in 1539 thanks to the bequest of Hernando Colón, houses more than 15,000 volumes, various incunabula and manuscripts of Christopher Columbus, his father. The second was founded in 1284, when King Alfonso X of Castile donated part of his Library Services staff to the cathedral of Seville, a monumental complex that the students also visited during the workshop, which concluded with a visit visit to the Real Alcázar.

The curricular trip also included a seminar which was degree scroll "Seville and the Hispanic Baroque", co-organized by the group of research Siglo de Oro (GRISO) of the School of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Navarra and the department of Spanish and Latin American Literature of the University of Seville. In their third workshop in Seville, they also made a guided visit to the old Royal Tobacco Factory, a building that currently houses the Office of the Executive Council and the Schools of Philology and Geography and History of the University of Seville.

During the last day in the Sevillian capital, the group visited the file General de Indias, an institution created in 1785, at the request of King Charles III, where the documentation management assistant of the Spanish overseas provinces is kept. They also visited the historic Hospital de La Caridad and the Masters of the Baroque collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville, and ended the trip with a boat trip on the Guadalquivir, from where they could contemplate the streets and buildings that once inspired those Baroque authors studied at class.

Cultural and literary trip to Madrid

In March, another group of students of the School of Philosophy and Letters, belonging to the Degrees in language and Spanish Literature and Philology Hispanic, have traveled to Madrid to participate in various Cultural Activities Office and literary events.

The workshop began at the Prado Museum, where Jaime García-Máiquez, technician of the Documentation Office of the national art gallery and poet, was waiting for them to accompany them on a guided visit .

In the afternoon, at bookshop Pérgamo, the oldest in Madrid, they had a talk with María F. Treviño, graduate in Literature and Creative Writing (LEC) by the University of Navarra, who approached them the secrets of the management publishing house , field to which she is currently dedicated.

The trip ended with the presentation of the book "Adventurers of the New World", by Professor Javier de Navascués, Full Professor of Spanish-American Literature at the University of Navarra, which was presented by the writer Lorenzo Silva, award Planeta 2012 and visiting professor of Degree at language and Spanish Literature.