The global studies center at Gulf University for Science and Technology hosted a hybrid seminar titled “New Voices in Spanish Literature”. Lead by two young Spanish writers, Margarita Leoz and Natalia Cerezo.
Prof, Bashar Ibrahim, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Prof. Issam Moughrabi, Director of Graduate Studies and Research Office along with Prof. Thorsten Botz, Chair for Global Studies Center, welcomed H.E, Mr. Miguel Moro Aguilar, Ambassador of Spain in Kuwait as he arrived to GUST campus to attend the event.
H.E, Mr. Miguel Moro Aguilar was then taken on a tour of the campus and introduced to the various services and facilities we have at GUST.
The two writers often spoke in a relatable fashion to universal issues of human anguish. Still the audience could hear the tradition of Spanish literature featured in their talks. At the same time the writers established bridges to a global literary culture. There is a genuine literary tension in their works between the depiction of contemporary life and techniques that engage with the tradition.
The talk was attended by many students who were engaged in the discussion as well as faculty members and guests. As one of the main of objectives of GSC is to give GUST students the chance to examine political, economic, social, and cultural matters from a global perspective. The talk had served this objective.