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Conference of the Canadian Association of Hispanists (CAH)



Wednesday, June 1, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

The Canadian Association of Hispanists studies all kind of manifestations of the rich cultures of Spain and Latin America. The presentations are varied, ranging from literature to cinema, arts, society and gender and politicla issues.

The theme of this year's conference will be "Visual arts in the Hispanic world".


Featured speakers

"Picasso, Prostitution, and His Favorite Procuress," by Salus Carol, author of the recent book book "Picasso and Celestina: The Artist’s Vision of the Procuress," 

Picasso’s involvement in the lives of prostitutes, when closely examined, tells us much about his vitality and interests at various points in his 92 years. Early works of street walkers, courtesans, and brothels in Madrid and Barcelona are discussed . Religious overtones in his paintings of diseased prostitutes at St. Lazare prison hospital and his famous Celestina portrait, a parody of El Greco’s Virgin, raise important issues. In his final years, ornamental prostitutes and Celestina appear frequently as he comes to grips with the anxieties of impotency, aging, and facing death.

Featured events

Exhibit "500 years of images of the procuress Celestina".

Multimedia exhibit of images related to the book Celestina (1499) and its depiction of the world of prostitution


Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Canadian Association of Hispanists (CAH, #24) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.

  • Program Chair: Mario Boido, University of Waterloo
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Elizabeth Montes Garcés, University of Calgary
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