Maria Aurelia Capmany

Maria Aurèlia Capmany (Barcelona, 1918-1991), writer, educator and politician. A regular contributor to the press, radio and television, she also stood out for her cultural and political activism and her tireless fight for the freedom and equality of women, an area in which she became a pioneer in Catalonia and a point of reference for subsequent generations. She was President of the PEN (1979-1983), Councillor for Culture and Publications of Barcelona City Council (1983-1991) and a member of the Barcelona Provincial Council (1983-1991). Her literary ambition and unceasing experimentation, together with her commitment to her community, are two of the constants of Capmany, a multifaceted and transgressive woman who is undoubtedly one of the most important Catalan writers and intellectuals of the nineteenth century.

You will find more information about Maria Aurèlia Capmany on this website of the Generalitat de Catalunya.




Barcelona, from 7 to 9 November, 2018
(Click here to download the programme in pdf)

Wednesday, November 7th

Thurday, November 8th

First papers table, with Teresa Costa-Gramunt,  Ferran Rodríguez Palet, Catalina Mir Jaume, Blanca Llum Vidal  and Agnès Toda i Bonet 

Friday, November 9th  

Second papers table, with  Pilar Godayol, Joan Cuscó, Jordi Castellet and Irene Zurrón Servera 

Round Table - “Maria Aurèlia Capmany, feliçment una dona”, with Magda Oranich (Lawyer and journalist), Àlex Broch (Literary critic, essayist and editor), Àngels Gregori (President of Catalan PEN) and Marta Nadal (Curator of Maria Aurèlia Capmany Year, moderator)


Click here to see the videos of the lectures of the Symposium Trias on Maria Aurèlia Capmany.



You can also see the biographical interview that RTVE made to Maria Aurèlia Capmany in the program “Personatges” in 1977.

Press Releasses

Una intel·lectual de primera, by Jordi Nopca. Diari ARA, March 1st, 2018

Feliçment sóc una dona, by David Castillo. El Punt-Avui, March 1st, 2018

La Càtedra Ferrater Mora dedica un Simposi a Maria Aurèlia Capmany. Diari de Girona, March 27th, 2018

Maria Aurèlia Capmany, entre la polèmica i la fidelitat, by Josep Maria Casasús, Diari ARA, November 7th, 2018

Commemoració dels 100 anys del naixement de Maria Aurèlia Capmany. Diari de Tarragona, November 8th, 2018

La Capmany és una biblioteca (com Borges), per Mercè Ibarz. Vilaweb, November oth, 2018


The proceedings of the Symposium were published in 2019 at Documenta Universitaria. This is volume number 16 of the collection “Names of Catalan Philosophy”.  The book was presented, in collaboration with the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes, the Master CRIC of the UB and the Ateneu Barcelonès, at the colloquium “Writing is nothing more than groping for the real world”. For a reading by Maria Aurèlia Capmany, at the Sala Verdaguer of the Ateneu Barcelonès on Friday, March 6, 2020. Speakers were Marta Pessarrodona, writer; Magda Oranich, lawyer; Joan Vergés Gifra, Marta Nadal and Francesco Ardolino, editors of the book.

You can read here the review “Maria Aurèlia Capmany: proximitats i aproximacions” by Gemma Bartolí Masons in the magazine 452ºF, n. 24 (2021), p. 254-256.