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HOMAGE TO MIKEL EPALZA IN THE AUTUM CULTURAL WEEK

he VIIIth Autumn Cultural Week (Setmana Cultural de Tardor), organized by the Faculty of Arts (Filosofía y Letras) of the University of Alicante which will take place from the 6th to the 16th of November 2009, is dedicated to the memory of the Professor Mikel de Epalza. He was considered one of the greatest Arabian specialists of the twentieth century in Spain, and he belonged to the Area of Arabian and Islamic Studies of the UA as professor emeritus. He passed away last year. In his curriculum there are commendable prizes. Among them it could be stressed the obtaining of the National Prize of Translation (Premio Nacional de Traducción) in 2002, obtained by his translation version of the Koran to Catalan.

Spanish, French and German are some of the languages chosen for the different moments of the extensive and varied program of the Autumn Cultural Week, which includes conferences, live opera, round tables and exhibitions. In this Cultural Week some guests of different spheres, like journalism, writing, students, investigation and teaching are going to participate. Moreover, the starting up of the Week has implicated the Office of the Vice President of University Extension, the Library of Filosofía y Letras, and seven departments of the UA, which collaborate in the organization of the activities. The numerous activities will take place in diverse sceneries of the university campus of San Vicente del Raspeig.

The prologue of this Week will be done by Jean-Marie Goulemot, Professor of Compared Literature of the Université François Rabelais-Tours (France), who will pronounce the conference: Instrumentalisation politique et militante des Lumières et recherches dix-huitiémistes. This specialist will give her paper on the 6th of November at 18:00, in the Sala de Grados of the Faculty of Arts. On the other hand, the Library of Filosofía y Letras will house two exhibitions Imagen de la mujer rusa a través del cartel publicitario y Rostros femeninos en Rusia.

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