Wednesday July 12 @ 7.00 pm (Reception at 6:30 pm).

Borges on Language, Poetry and Truth


Dr Humberto R. Núñez Faraco

University College London


Through a reading of key poems, essays and works of fiction, this lecture will explore the connections between literary language and poetic truth which Borges so fervently maintained throughout his work.

Humberto Núñez Faraco graduated in philosophy from the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá) and subsequently came to London to do a postgraduate course in early music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following his studies in music, he obtained a Master’s degree in Area Studies at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS). He was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2001. Since then, Dr Núñez Faraco has published widely on various aspects of Borges’ work. These include the monograph Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship (2006), and a number of articles dealing with ethics, poetics, and psychoanalysis (please see list of selected publications below*). His most recent research work is in the field of political philosophy and the literature of ideas in Spanish America. Future plans for publication include the monograph Utopía y realidad en el ensayo político hispanoamericano. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish & Latin American Studies at UCL.

A wine reception will be held from 6:30pm


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*Selected publications on Borges’ work


Núñez Faraco, Humberto R., ‘History and Allegory in Borges’s “La escritura del dios”’, Neophilologus, 85 (2001) 225–43.

___ ‘Literature and Ethics in Borges’s Early Work’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 79 (2002) 771–89.

___ ‘The Theme of Lovesickness in “El Zahir”’, Variaciones Borges, 14 (2002) 115–55.

___ ‘Borges, Dante, and Barbusse: A Contribution Towards a Comparative Reading’, Variaciones Borges, 17 (2004) 199–212.

___ Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2006)

___ ‘A Note on the Sources of “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 88: 1 (2011) 83–99.

___ ‘La dimensión afectiva en la poesía juvenil de J. L. Borges’, Neophilologus, 95 (2011) 235–47.

___ ‘Gauchos and Martyrs in “El evangelio según Marcos”’, Variaciones Borges, 34 (2012) 143–59.

___ ‘Poesía y verdad en los escritos de juventud de Jorge Luis Borges’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 89, no. 6 (2012) 645–54.

___ ‘Dante, precursor de Borges’, Neophilologus, 99/3 (2015) 419–432.

___ ‘J. L. Borges on Dreams, Nightmares and the Supernatural: A Psychoanalytic Approach’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2016).


Samantha Schweblin at the Hay Festival



Argentine author Samantha Schweblin, who will attend the Hay Festival with Mariana Enriquez, has been featured at The New Yorker this week

Mariana Enriquez y Samanta Schweblin in Waterstones Islington and in the Hay Festival this week

Asado del Bicentenario 2017



Join us and enjoy a taste of Argentina. Everybody is welcome!

Catch up with old friends, meet long-standing and new members and enjoy traditional Argentine barbecue, fantastic live-entertainment (tango, Argentine folklore) and activities for adults and children. Take part in the Big Asado Rafffle whose fantastic 1st prize has been donated by Steamond Travel and British Airways: Two economy return tickets London-Buenos Aires, taxes included. Don’t miss the opportunity to win this and more than 20 additional superb prizes. We thank to our generous sponsors.

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Your Asado ticket includes: Choripan (Argentine recipe chorizo in crusty bread); Morcilla (Black pudding); Argentine barbecued beef: rib-eye; Spit-roasted lamb (Argentine style); Chicken; Vegetarian burger option available; Wide variety of salads; Fruit selection; Super traditional Argentine dance and singing; Children activities; Large marquee will be provided to shelter from the sun and the rain, as well as tables and chairs

Beverages not included in the ticket, but ample selection of Malbec wines, Argentine beer, soft drinks and other beverages are available to purchase on the day. Ice crean van will be on site as well.

Please remember to bring your own cutlery, plates and parasols



If you purchase by June 10, 2016

£25 Members, £30 Non Members

Kids: 6-13 years old £10, Under 6, Free

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children above 6 yrs): £10 off

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From June 11, 2016 onwards

£30 Members. £35 Non Members

Kids: 6-13 years old £12, Under 6, Free

Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children above 6 yrs): £10 off

Please note booking fee applies for online/phone purchases.


A very small number of tickets might be available on the day of the Asado at £35 Members and £40 Non Members


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Refund Policy

Tickets are non refundable. The Asado takes place regardless of the weather and the food is ordered and paid for in advance.


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