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Miquel Berga

Lecturer in English Literature at Pompeu Fabra University

He has published extensively on George Orwell and other Anglo-Saxon writers associated with the Spanish Civil War. He has written a prize-winning biography of John Langdon-Davies (1991) and curated such exhibitions as “Orwell: Viatge a una guerra” and “Centelles: Les vides d’un fotògraf, 1909-1985”. He has recently edited and translated into Catalan Nancy Johnstone’s autobiographical stories about the Spanish Civil War in the volume Un hotel a la costa. He is Chief Editor of the monthly Catalonia Today, a regular columnist for El PuntAvui, ex-president of APAC (Catalan Association of English Teachers), and vice-president of the Catalan PEN Centre. Miquel Berga is a Lecturer in English Literature at Pompeu Fabra University, where he is academic coordinator of the Master’s Degree programme "Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought".

Update: 27 April 2020

Contents

Publications

Has participated in

Lecture by Deborah Levy

With My Own Voice: Language, Literature, and the Politics of Silence

Lecture by Masha Gessen

Imagination and Democracy

Reading Orwell Today

On Freedom and the Right to Tell People What They Don’t Want to Hear

The Future of Journalism. Lessons from George Orwell

Lecture by George Packer

Barcelona, from George Orwell to democracy

Lecture by Colm Tóibín

The sense of culture

Orwell Day

The Itinerant Languages of Photography

War Images

Politics and Po-et(h)ics of War Images

Present pasts