Somos galegos: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Regionalist Galician Literature
Event Location / Date(s)
Nova Southeastern University / March 15, 2012
Department of Literature and Modern Languages
Conference Name / Publication Title
Lifelong Learning Institute
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.
Fuentes, Yvette, "Somos galegos: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Regionalist Galician Literature" (2012). CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia. 40.