Koldo Mitxelena Chair 2024: Amaia Elizalde

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

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Amaia Elizalde will be the visiting researcher in residence for the Koldo Mitxelena Chair promoted by the Etxepare Basque Institute at the University of Chicago. From 19 March to 16 May, Elizalde will teach a course titled "Repression, resilience and gender politics in the memory of Basque culture".

The programme for the Chair will also include a seminar on the world of publishing, with the participation of Amaia Elizaran Estenaga and Javier Aparicio Maydeu, Professor of Comparative Literature at Pompeu Fabra University and visiting professor of the Coromines Chair of Catalan Studies.

The seminar will address issues such as censorship and the publishing markets of minority literatures in Spain. Amaia Elizaran will address the topic of censorship. The seminar will comprise four sessions, with Amaia Elizalde participating in two of them:

10 April - Amaia Elizalde Estenaga: The gears of the censorship machinery in the publishing world

What does censorship mean today and what is the role of publishers? A current perspective on the phenomenon of censorship in Western contexts ranging from totalitarian to democratic societies.

1 May – Round table with Amaia Elizalde & Javier Aparicio

Final thoughts on the publishing industry and cultural policies in the Hispanic world, with special attention to the situation of minority language literatures.

Etxepare Basque Institute and the Koldo Mitxelena Chair

Created in 2012, this Chair seeks to expand Basque studies to North America. Part of the Department of Humanities of the University of Chicago, every year the Chair hosts a leading professor to give classes, seminars and talks on Basque humanistic studies for a four-month period.

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