CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Title

Somos galegos: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Regionalist Galician Literature

Event Location / Date(s)

Nova Southeastern University / March 15, 2012

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Presentation Date

3-15-2012

Conference Name / Publication Title

Lifelong Learning Institute

Description

Since medieval times, Spain’s northwestern region, Galicia, has maintained a distinct language and culture. In this talk, I will give a short historical background of Galicia and then center on a literary movement that developed in this region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. I will present some of this period’s most important writers and their works and show how these writers, which included poets, novelists and historians, resorted to factual and/or fabricated histories to prove their uniqueness from non-Galician Spaniards, and to simultaneously combat Castilian cultural hegemony in the region.

Comments

Organization website: http://medicine.nova.edu/lli/index.html

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