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Great Hispanists Series: Dr. Robert T. C. Goodwin

Instituto Cervantes - London

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

Great Hispanists Series: Dr. Robert T. C. Goodwin

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In our series dedicated to great Hispanists, we present Dr. Robert T. C. Goodwin, in conversation with the director of the Instituto Cervantes in London, Dr. Julio Crespo McLennan.

He was born and raised in London, studied at King's College, SOAS, UCL, Seville, and Granada. He was awarded his PhD under the supervision of Professor Sir Barry Ife, Cervantes Chair. He is the author of a wide-ranging history of the Spanish Austrias: Spain, the Center of the World, 1519-1682 (Bloomsbury, London and New York, 2015), which was translated into Spanish as España, Centro del Mundo, 1519-1682. He contributes as well to learned journals, as they were once called, on early modern Spanish colonial texts, and he has published a children's cookery book with Candi Pérez, A Taste of Spain (Brighton, Wayland, 1994) and a biography of the first African-American, Crossing the Continent (HarperCollins, New York, 2008. He is currently working on América (New York, Bloomsbury, 2018), and writes for ABC from time to time.

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En nuestro ciclo dedicado a eminentes hispanistas presentamos al Dr. Robert T.C. Goodwin, en diálogo con el director del Instituto Cervantes de Londres, Dr. Julio Crespo McLennan.

Nacido y criado en Londres, estudió en King’s College, SOAS, UCL, Sevilla y Granada. Obtuvo su doctorado bajo la supervisión del Prof. Barry Ife, detentor entonces de la Cátedra Cervantes de King's College. Es autor de una amplia historia de la España de los Austrias: Spain, the Center of the World, 1519-1682 (Bloomsbury, London and New York, 2015), traducida al español como España, Centro del Mundo, 1519-1682 (Madrid, 2016). Son notables sus contribuciones a publicaciones especializadas sobre textos coloniales de los inicios de la Edad Moderna, pero también es autor, junto a Candi Pérez, de un libro de cocina para niños, A Taste of Spain (Brighton, Wayland, 1994). Publicó igualmente una biografía del primer Afro-Americano, Crossing the Continent (HarperCollins, New York, 2008), y actualmente prepara América (New York, Bloomsbury, 2018). Escribe también esporádicamente para el diario ABC.

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Instituto Cervantes London
15-19 Devereux Court
WC2R 3JJ London
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Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)


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The Instituto Cervantes is the official Spanish language and culture centre created by the Spanish government in 1991. The Instituto's mission is to spread the knowledge and appreciation of Spanish by enabling people to engage with the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries worldwide. The Instituto Cervantes is the official place to learn Spanish in London.

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