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Kosmopolis 2013

Science, humour and lemurs

Interview with Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn (London, 1960) is one of the UK’s best contemporary writers. His work, often autobiographical, depicts the life and scenarios of the English aristocracy.

Llocs/ Lugares/ Places: dialogues with british writers

Debate with Nadeem Aslam

Although he has lived much of his life in England, Pakistan is the land that nourishes Nadeem Aslam’s literary imagination. Hence, and perhaps because “History is the third parent”, which is the opening line of his latest novel, Aslam’s writing is an in-depth exploration of ...

Llocs/ Lugares/ Places: dialogues with british writers

Debate with Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher (London, 1965) is one of the most renowned and influential writers on the British literary scene today. A journalist, university lecturer and the author of seven novels, his work reflects the diversity of contemporary English society and reveals a special sensitivity when expressing ...

Interview with Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher (London, 1965) is one of the most renowned and influential writers on the British literary scene today. A journalist, university lecturer and the author of seven novels, his work reflects the diversity of contemporary English society and reveals a special sensitivity when expressing ...

The Elementary Bestiary

Tamara Vázquez Schröder

Particle tracks. (2010, April 20). Retrieved May 15, 2013, from OCW – Universitat de Barcelona Web site “In the good old days, a man would spend a year at his desk doing calculations and then send a telegram to an observatory: ‘Place the telescope at such and such position and you ...

Kosmopolis 13. Humour

Chronicles K13

Los participantes en Kosmopolis 13 hablan sobre el humor, uno de los temas principales del festival. Joan Carreras (actor), Josep Cots (librería Documenta), Karma Peiró (periodista), Karrie Fransman (ilustradora de cómic), Pablo Barrio (Ganso y Pulpo), Jorge Carrión ...

Chronicles K13. The Graphic Novel and the World of Comic

The participants of Kosmopolis 13 talk about graphic novel and the world of comic. We interviewed Paul Gravett (comics critic), Dave McKean (illustrator), Karrie Fransman (comic book illustrator), Paul Rainey (comic book illustrator), Dani Orviz, David Jou, Joan Carreras, Sonia Fernández ...

Kosmopolis 13. Lights on Waves

A Concert by Glissando*, Bläue and Pulpopop

A mini-concert of science-fiction songs, organised by ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, in which the audience is invited to participate with their texts. 

Dave McKean

Kosmopolis 13. The blue tree

Dave McKean, creator of Arkham Asylum y Sandman, among many other comics, is one of the cult authors of the illustrated genre. In this talk, McKean traces a journey through his work in comics, art, music and film.

Kosmopolis 13. Café Europa

Talk with Joana Brabo, Krzysztof Czyzewski, Juan de Diego, Eduard Escoffet, Carles Hac Mor, Josep Pedrals, Rogelio Saunders, Nermin Yildirim, Monika Zgustova and Bashkim Shehu

Paul Gravett

Kosmopolis 13. Infinite Canvases: Twenty-First Century Comics

Paul Gravett, one of the greatest experts in comics and graphic novel in the United Kingdom, reviews the history of the British comic paying special attention to its current situation.

Jorge Carrión and Nacho Vigalondo

Battle of the series

When it comes to science fiction in the 21st century, which is at the forefront – film or television? Which language is better, more daring, more suitable, more innovative? Have series overtaken film? Are Lost, Battlestar Galactica and Fringe more interesting than Matrix and Prometheus? The ...

Joana Abrines

Lucia Calvo

Guide to following Kosmopolis live on Internet

Kosmopolis

Because Kosmopolis is amplified literature and because we want the festival to reach you wherever you are, we’re streaming some of the talks and activities. We’ve also programmed online coverage of the festival on Twitter so you at home can follow us and take an active part in the ...

CCCB Educació

Kosmopolis 2013 itineraries

Kosmopolis

There is less than one month to go before the start of the seventh edition of Kosmopolis. The Amplified Literature Fest and we now have everything ready to make the CCCB the meeting place for lovers of literature during 14, 15 and 16 March. As always, the festival programme presents many new ...

Lucia Calvo

Post-novels and other monsters

Jordi Carrion

Explosion! The Legacy of Jackson Pollock was the title of a recent exhibition at the Joan Miró Foundation. What was it that exploded? Painting. Right through the roof. The exhibition allowed us to see one of the ‘evolutions’ of pictorial art in the twentieth century, in terms of ...