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 impartiality of doña Emilia.

11:00-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:10 Lecture and discussion: Dolores Thion Soriano-Mollá (Professor Univ. de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour): The short novel and the long novella of Emilia Pardo Bazán: from the theory to the creative practice.

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


16:00-19:00 Communications and Discussion

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.


16:00-19:00 Comunications

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: Enrique Rubio Cremades (Emeritus Professor Univ. Alicante): Pardo Bazán in the journals of her times: some examples.

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.


16:00-19:00 Communications and discussion

19:00-19:40 Keynote Speaker: Ramón Villares (Member of the RAG. 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.


Introductory Words

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): The Representation of the Working Class in La Tribuna.

Consello da Cultura Galega

October 29th


11:00 Lecture. Keynote Speaker: Isabel Burdiel: 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.
Participants: Marilar Aleixandre: Social violence below “the colour of duty and virtue” according to Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Mónica Bar Cendón: On damned and revengers women in the work of Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Ana María Freire López: 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