The initiative forms a part of the cycle of conferences foreseen in the agreement between UV and Real Colegio Complutense of Harvard University, and has also received financial support from El Consell Escolar de la Comunitat Valenciana (CECV). Apart from this, Conselleria de Transparència, Responsabilitat Social, Participació i Cooperació de la Generalitat Valenciana has also collaborated in the making of the event.


The Pre-text programme consists of teaching reading as a main element of developing other skills in the modern learner.  Directed toward teachers of all levels and professionals in the education sector, Pre-texts is after the development of creativity through personal and active interpretation of texts, making the reader a creator of meanings, which is what leads to critical, independent thinking.


The workshop will take place in rooms 2 and 3 of Principal Peset Hall of Residence starting at 5 pm on Thursday 07.07. More information can be found on Las inscripciones se realizan en


On Friday 08.07, Doris Sommer will give a lecture titled “Pre-Texts, or how to improve the society through reading” It will take place in Sala de la Muralla at 9 a.m Later that day, at 11.30 a.m, she will give a lecture called “The Initiative of Cultural Agents”.


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Doris Sommer is part of Ira and Jewell Williams Chair of Romance Languages and Literature as well as African and African American Studies at Harvard University. After graduating from Douglass College for Women in New Jersey, she obtained a doctorate at Rutgers University. Director of Cultural Agents Initiative, her research and academic engagement promote social and educational development through interaction between humanities and social sciences.

Date: From 7 de july de 2016 to 8 de july de 2016.

Place University of Valencia.