CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Somos Galegos: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Regionalist Galician Literature

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Lifelong Learning Institute

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Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Department of Literature and Modern Languages

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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.

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