Congreso en Oxford sobre la obra de Javier Marías

Javier Marías
10–11 June 2019
Sub-Faculty of Spanish
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
University of Oxford


The aim of this conference is to undertake an interdisciplinary evaluation and, possibly, a re-assessment, of the oeuvre of Spanish author Javier Marías.
Javier Marías scholarship has grown considerably since the publication of the first critical studies in the 1990s, reflecting the prolific scope and the increasingly international reputation of one of Europe’s foremost contemporary authors. Groundbreaking initial assessments have focused on questions of style, postmodernity, and the presence of the past, among other considerations of his work. More recently, a wide range of critical interests has emerged, from ethics and philosophy, to translation and cinema. At the same time, Marías has established himself as a leading intellectual figure both in Spain and around the world.
This bilingual conference aims to take a fresh look at all aspects of Marías’s oeuvre and its reception, including his newspaper columns and his translations, as well as his novels and stories, and to assess, as much as possible, his trajectory and contributions within the world republic of letters.

Confirmed speakers:

Elide Pittarello (Università Ca’ Foscari, Emeritus Professor)
José María Pozuelo Yvancos (Universidad de Murcia)
Margaret Jull-Costa (English translator of Javier Marías)
Maarten Steenmeijer (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Alexis Grohmann (University of Edinburgh)

Proposals for papers: Please email a 200-word abstract in English or Spanish to Santiago Bertrán by Friday 1st of March 2019. Note that the spaces for this conference are limited, although we will try to accommodate as many participants as possible.