Eloise Garmendia Chair: Monika Madinabeitia
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
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The Eloise Garmendia Chair will host three lectures on Basque language and literature at Boise State University. For starters, Clyde Moneyhun, a professor in the Department of English, has organized a lecture on translation on Thursday, February 18th, entitled “English - Basque: Lost in Translation”. Professor Monika Madinabeitia Medrano will take the floor. The talk will take place at 4:30 pm in Boise (12:30 pm, Central European Time). They will discuss the characteristics of the Basque language and the extent to which they facilitate or complicate the translation into English, among other things.
Next week, on February 22nd and 24th, Madinabeitia will give two sessions at the Basque Literature schools with reader Ziortza Gandarias. Both will be held in Boise from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Monika Madinabeitia Medrano is the guest lecturer at this year’s Eloise Garmendia Chair. The Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair, launched in Boise in July 2015, invites a different professor every year. The aim is to promote Basque language, culture and research in Boise, the city with the largest Basque community in the United States. The chair is named after the mother of Boise’s longest-serving mayor David H. Bieter (2004 to 2020), and the only Basque speaking mayor outside the Basque Country.