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Holding Court: Txetxu Aguado

Txetxu Aguado

In this week's edition, we speak with Txetxu Aguado, Associate Professor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  He is the author of two recently published books: Sexualidades disidentes: un acercamiento fílmico desde la prostitución y la pornografía, Dykinson, 2019; and  Representaciones artísticas y sociales del envejecimiento, Dykinson, 2018. In his book, Representaciones Artísticas y Sociales del Envejecimiento, he represents the process of ageing in art, culture and society.

 

What is your book about?

It is about ageing.

Where did you get your idea(s) for this book?

In cooperation with other colleagues, we were trying to define new roles for old folks different from grandparenthood.

What does research look like for you? What element of research  could you not live without?

My research makes it easier to understand what is going on around us.

What do you think the library of the future will look like?

An archive where access to old publications, records, visual materials would be easier.

What advice would you give to an aspiring scholar or writer?

Keep on going, do not let criticism take you away from your research and writing.

And finally, what do you read for fun? 

Tokarczuk, Olga. "Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead" Stojka, Ceija. "Une artiste rom dans le siecle" McEwan, Ian. "Machines like me".

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