The YouTube channel of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) already has the video summary of the admission as full academician of Mariàngela Vilallonga, doctor in Classical Philology and director of the Chair of Literary Heritage Maria Àngels Anglada-Carles Fages de Climent of the University of Girona, which was held on October 30 in the Assembly Hall of Catalan labor National Work Development. The recipient read the admission speech “Novecentismo, vanguardismo y modelo de país: la centralidad de la cultura” (Noucentisme, avant-garde and country model: the centrality of culture). On behalf of the RAED answered the full academician and vice-president Maria Àngels Calvo.
Professor in Latin Philology, the new academician reviewed in her speech all the Noucentista cultural project, focusing specifically on two events that far exceeded the cultural scope: the creation of the Institute of Catalan Studies by Enric Prat de la Riba and the Bernat Metge Foundation, driven by Francesc Cambó. Two successful and still existing cultural projects framed within a short-term political project. “The tradition and translation of the Latin and Greek classics as modelers of a country discourse have also been the object of reflection and study, because of the link they represented between both cultural projects”, Vilallonga said.
The academician also addressed in her work the heritage of Modernism, the influence of the avant-garde in this period and before this project of cultural and national construction and the response offered to this institutional culture through the so-called “Manifiesto Amarillo” (Yellow Manifesto) Salvador Dalí, Lluís Montanyà and Sebastià Gasch.