Almudena Grandes Poetics and Narrative 4:29DECEMBER 14, 2010Almudena Grandes sees her Atlas de geografía humana as her “swan song”, marking the start of a new stage in her storytelling career. Talking to Ángel Basanta, she looks at the different phases in her literary creativity and gives her first reading of an excerpt from her latest novel.
Francisco Rico Petrarch: his life, his work, his times 6:49JANUARY 13, 2011Over the course of two talks, Francisco Rico studies the life and the works of Petrarch, and suggests answers to the questions that interest him, such as: is Petrarch a great poet or a good poet? And did Laura really exist?
Carmen Iglesias Intellectual Autobiography 6:11JANUARY 18, 2011In dialogue with Manuel Ventero, Carmen Iglesias talks about the importance of reading in her life, the origins of her passion for the 18th Century, the importance of education and the difficult but necessary quest for co-existence.
Emilio Lledó Intellectual Autobiography 14:55FEBRUARY 22, 2011Emilio Lledó discusses his life with Manuel Cruz, basing it around "his homelands", of the Neckar, the Pisuerga, the Teide and the Mediterranean. He remembers learning about freedom for the first time with his earliest schoolmaster, recalls his experiences with Ortega and Heidegger and reflects on memory, friendship and love.
Michel J. Sandel Justice. What should we do? 9:57FEBRUARY 24, 2011Michael J. Sandel says the philosophical ideas of Justice and the common good should be connected in modern societies, in which the discussion about social and moral issues has been displaced by a faith in the markets’ ability to define Justice. He underscores the need to discuss issues such as abortion, surrogate pregnancy, euthanasia and the distribution of wealth, in order to arrive at a democratic ideal of the common good.
Román Gubern Presentation of the "Melodrama and Star-system" cycle 5:44FEBRUARY 18, 2011Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson,Joan Crawford and Rudolph Valentino, directed by Murnau, von Stroheim, Borzage, Niblo and Ingram, among others, return to the screen in Fundación Juan March’s first series dedicated to silent cinema. Coordinated by Román Gubern and presented by well-known film buffs and experts, the series investigates the origins and peak of the world of the silent movies made by Hollywood.