At the Real Academia Galega



09:00-09:30 Inauguration

09:30-10:10 Keynote Speaker: Darío Villanueva (Member of the RAE. Emeritus Professor USC): Memory of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

10:10-10:50 Lecture and discussion: Marina Mayoral (Honorary Member RAG. Univ. Complutense de Madrid) : The impossible impersonality of doña Emilia.

11:00-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:10 Lecture and discussion: Enrique Rubio Cremades (Emeritus Professor Univ. Alicante): Pardo Bazán in the journals of her times: some examples.

12:10-12:50 Lecture and discussion: Ángeles Ezama Gil (Professor, U. Zaragoza): Agravante and La hierba milagrosa: an essay of their sources.


16:00-17:30 Lecture and discussion. Session 1

Yolanda Arencibia (Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria): Galdós between Emilia Pardo Bazán and Concha Morell.

Dolores Troncoso (Univ. of Vigo): A peregrination and two chronicles.

Isabel Navas Ocaña (Univ. of Almería): The discrepancies of Emilia Pardo Bazán with the Cervantists of her age.

17:30-19:00 Lecture and discussion. Session 2

Susana Bardavío (Univ. de Burgos): La sirena negra: a study of a degenerated soul.

Guadalupe Nieto Caballero (Univ. Complutense de Madrid): Conversational mimesis in the novels of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Carmen Martínez Vázquez (Biblioteca Franciscana, Santiago de Compostela): Emilia Pardo Bazán and the Franciscans of Santiago de Compostela.

19:00-20:30 Cultural activities: Routes through Marineda



09:00-09:40 Lecture and discussion: Javier López Quintáns (Professor USC): Industrialization, Mercantilism, and Capitalism through Pardo Bazán Work.

09:40-10:20 Lecture and discussion: Íñigo Sánchez-Llama (Professor Purdue Univ.): Pardo Bazán and the urban experience: a dialogue with Walter Benjamin.

10:20-11:00 Lecture and discussion: Emilia Pérez Romero (Professor Lycée "Léonard de Vinci", Saint-Witz): Light in the Naturalist narrative of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

11:00-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:10 Lecture and discussion: Marisa Sotelo Vázquez (Professor Univ. Barcelona): The Europeanism of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

12:10-12:50 Lecture and discussion: Ermitas Penas Varela (Professor ad honorem USC): Elective Affinities: Story Theory in Emilia Pardo Bazán and Edith Wharton.


16:00-17:30 Lecture and discussion. Session 3

Pilar García Negro (Univ. da Coruña): A view about Galiza in three speeches: Emilio Castelar, Gaspar Núñez de Arce and Emilia Pardo Bazán.

María Xesús Lama (Univ. de Barcelona): Some shared topics in the work of Rosalía de Castro and Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Olivia Rodríguez González (Univ. da Coruña): Two takes on the Emilia Pardo Bazán influence over the Galician narrative of her age.

Carlos Francisco Velasco Souto (Univ. da Coruña): The Historical Context f Emilia Pardo Bazán and her vision of Galician rural society in Los Pazos de Ulloa.

17:30-19:00 Lecture and discussion. Session 4

Olga Guadalupe Mella (Univ. de Pennsylvania): Gender Trouble: the letters from Emilia Pardo Bazán to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda.

Luis González García (Univ. da Coruña) e Ma Rosario Soto Arias (IESP “Eusebio da Guarda”, A Coruña): An unpublished document that sheds new light on La piedra angular”.

António Apolinário Lourenço (Univ. de Coimbra): From Los Pazos de Ulloa to the Pazo de Meirás: Emilia Pardo Bazán and the Galician countryside.

Santiago Díaz Lage (UNED): Emilia Pardo Bazán and the Parisian journal La Fronde.

19:00-20:30 Cultural Activities: Guided visit to Emilia Pardo Bazán Exhibition



09:00-09:40 Lecture and discussion: Marilar Jiménez Aleixandre (Member of the RAG. Professor ad honorem USC): Writing what cannot be named: Emilia Pardo Bazán and her construction «against the decorum» of a writer’s identity.

09:40-10:20 Lecture and discussion: Montserrat Ribao Pereira (Professor Univ. de Vigo): Around the world in eighty short stories. Emilia Pardo Bazán’s short narrative in a second language acquisition classroom.

10:20-11:00 Lecture and discussion: Jo Labanyi (Professor, New York University): Emilia Pardo Bazán Nuevo Teatro Crítico : a singular journalistic project.

11:00-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:10 Lecture and discussion: Dolores Thion Soriano-Mollá (University Rennes 2): Himnos y sueños, a poetic project by Emilia Pardo Bazán.

12:10-12:50 Lecture and discussion: Ana M.ª Freire López (Professor UNED, Madrid): The person and the work of Emilia Pardo Bazán in the North American press of her times.


16:00-17:30 Lecture and discussion. Session 5

Donatella Siviero (Univ. di Messina): An Approach to the autodiegetic narrative novels of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Eizo Ogusu (Univ. de Meiji, Tokio): The means of transport in Emilia Pardo Bazán fictional narratives.

Juan Pedro Martín Villarreal (Univ. de Cádiz): An approach to the treatment of Women’s suicide in the narrative of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

17:30-19:00 Lecture and discussion. Session 6

Christian Boyer (Lycée Hélène Boucher): The description of the space in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s short stories: an aesthetic for cruelty.

Merve Yildirim (Univ. Complutense de Madrid): «El peligro del rostro»: a historically inspired tale by Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Isabel Vázquez Fernández (Univ. Complutense de Madrid): Adam and Eve. Emilia Pardo Bazán and her time.

María Curros Ferro (Doctoranda Univ. Complutense de Madrid): To plant flowers in Madrid or how to be provincial and feminist: the case of Emilia Pardo Bazán and María de Maeztu Whitney.

19:00-19:40 Keynote Speaker: Ramón Villares (Member of the RAG. Emeritus Professor USC): Emilia Pardo Bazán, an intellectual in the crisis of 1898.

19:45-20:30 Closing Ceremony

Salón Nobre do Colexio de Fonseca (USC)


The scientific curiosity of Emilia Pardo Bazán

Although the universal recognition of the personality and work of Emilia Pardo Bazán is based mainly on her literary creation in various genres –novels, short stories, poetry, theater, essays, etc.- and on her huge journalistic production, it is also worth remembering the occasional forays in different scientific disciplines, with suggestive contributions, which are still valid, and that prove her enduring scientific curiosity.

This curiosity was most likely aroused with the occasion of her stays in Santiago in the years 1871-1879. Her life in this city allowed her to maintain constant intellectual relations with some professors of the University, such as Antonio Casares, Augusto González de Linares, José Rodríguez Carracido, José Rodríguez Mourelo, Gumersindo Laverde Ruiz, as well as to do research in its rich Libraries, all of which strengthened her interest in fields as diverse as Mineralogy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Political Theory, Criminal Law, Criminology, Prison Theory, History, Art History, Philology and Literary History, Pedagogy and the like.

In order to given an account of her contributions in these fields, renowned specialists from this University will explore and put into context her scientific writings, some of them still unpublished or not well known. All the publications and manuscripts discussed reveal the persistence of her scientific interests throughout her career, from the years of her education to her later works.


09:00 Opening: USC Rector.

09:00 José Manuel González Herrán (USC): The Scientific Curiosity of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Natural Sciences

09:30 Manuel Bermejo Patiño (USC): Emilia Pardo Bazán in Nineteenth Century Galician Science: Pascual López.

10:00 Francisco Díaz-Fierros Viqueira (USC, RAG): Emilia Pardo Bazán, an amateur in Science?.

10:30 Ana Mª González Noya (USC) e Andrés Díaz Pazos (USC): A field trip of Emilia Pardo Bazán around Physics. [about "La ciencia amena", in Revista Compostelana (1876-1877)]

11:00 Xoana Pintos Barral (USC): “No fuimos ni seremos bestias”. Emilia Pardo Bazán against Darwinism. [about "Reflexiones científicas contra el Darwinismo", in La Ciencia Cristiana (1877)]

11:30 Discussion and break.

Political Thinking

12:30 Ramón Maiz Suárez (USC): The Carlismo of Emilia Pardo Bazán. [about Teoría del sistema absoluto (h. 1876)]

Medieval History

13:00 María Luz Ríos Rodríguez (USC): A Femenine Perspective: EPB and the Franciscanism. [about San Francisco de Asís. Siglo XIII (1882)]

13:30 Discussion.


History of Spanish Literature

16:00 Javier López Quintáns (USC): The project of a History of Castilian Literature.

History of French Literature

16:30 Arantxa Fuentes Ríos (USC): Emilia Pardo Bazán and French Literature: a narrative of an incomplete tetralogy. [about La Literatura francesa moderna (1911-1921)]

17:00 Discussion.

Pedagogical Thinking

17:30 María López Sández (USC): The Conquest of Education: the Pedagogical Thinking of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Criminal Law

18:00 Fernando Vázquez-Portomeñe Seixas (USC): Emilia Pardo Bazán and Cesare Lombroso Criminology. [about "La nueva cuestión palpitante" (1894)]

18:30 Discussion and break.

Keynote Lecture

19:30 Xesús Alonso Montero (USC): Re-reading EPB’s La Tribuna: some sociolinguistic remarks (and more) on Amparo and Chinto biographical accounts.

Consello da Cultura Galega

October 29th

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11:00 Lecture. Keynote Speaker: Isabel Burdiel (UV): The Feminism of Emilia Pardo Bazán from a historical point of view.

12:00 Round table: Emilia Pardo Bazán in the Galicia of her Age.
Coordinator: X. M. Núñez Seixas (USC/CCG).
Participants: Ramón Villares (USC): Emilia Pardo Bazán and Galician Regionalism.
Alejandro Alonso (CUNY): Pardo Bazán en Vilamorta: Literary Regionalism and National Literature.
Manuel Pérez Lorenzo (IES Sada): Emilia Pardo Bazán and the Torres de Meirás.


16:30 Lecture: Jo Labanyi (NYU): On Pardo Bazán Feminism: some contradictions.

17:00 Round table: Emilia Pardo Bazán Social and Feminist Thought.
Coordinator: Mª Xosé Porteiro (directora do CDIF, CCG).
Participants: Marilar Aleixandre (USC, RAG): Social violence below “the colour of duty and virtue” according to Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Mónica Bar Cendón (Vigo): On damned and revengers women in the work of Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Ana María Freire López (UNED): The Realist Optimism of Emilia Pardo Bazán in front of the cause of the Woman.

19:00 Lecture: Pura Fernández: The loneliness of Genius: Emilia Pardo Bazán and the autorial genealogy of Iberoamerican Women Writers.

19:30 Screening: The Women to come, “As mulleres do porvir”, de Dorotea Bárcena.

19:45 Closing of the Conference