William Rowlandson

Federico García Lorca and the duende with Dr William Rowlandson – Tuesday 18 January 2022 via Zoom – 6.30-8.00pm UK Time – £10

Federico García Lorca and the duende with Dr William Rowlandson – Tuesday 18 January 2022 via Zoom – 6.30-8.00pm UK Time – £10

The Spanish word duende may be translated as goblin, imp, or pixie. For poet, dramatist, actor, artist, puppeteer and pianist Federico García Lorca, the duende is ‘a force not a labour, a struggle not a thought.’ In this talk we discuss the duende, following Lorca’s 1933 poetic lecture, ‘Juego y teoría del duende’ (‘Play and Theory of the Duende’), exploring the presence of the duende in music, poetry, painting and other artistic expression, exploring the daemon and the daimonic, exploring the presence of the duende in life and in death.

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Altered states of unconscious: a question of elf and safety by William Rowlandson

Altered states of unconscious: a question of elf and safety by William Rowlandson

The pesky pixies and naughty numens just won’t go away. They have been with us for millennia and they will remain with us, one assumes, for millennia. Ghostly stick beings and therianthropes adorn our ancestors’ cave walls. St Paul admonished the Corinthians to reject demons and pagan idolatry, and Christianity has since then had troubled relationship with sprites and spirits, fairies, elves and goblins. Why elves – why now?

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