"Memory & Emotion: women´s stories" international conference in Boise

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2018-03-13

Thursday, March 15th, will see the opening of "Memory & Emotion, Women´s Stories: Constructing Meaning from Memory", the first Department of World Languages International Conference on Cultural Studies at Boise State University.

Thursday, March 15th, will see the opening of "Memory & Emotion, Women´s Stories: Constructing Meaning from Memory", the first Department of World Languages International Conference on Cultural Studies at Boise State University.

The inaugural World Languages International Conference seeks to address the issues ofemotion, memory and gender from the perspective of Cultural Studies. Hence, the organizers will present papers reflecting on the link between the aforementioned topics in disciplines such as literature, language, sociology, history, philosophy, ethics, global studies, visual arts among others.

It is also the objective of the conference to bring together both scholars and community partners, particularly individuals and groups who have relied on memory to survive emigration and have now found a home in Boise.A special panel will consider the role played by women in the Basque diaspora and will examine the relevance of memory and emotion in their adaptation.

International experts will gather in Boise for four days. Joining them will be the Etxepare Institute’s director for the promotion and dissemination of Basque Culture, Garbiñe Iztueta, and her predecessor, Mari Jose Olaziregi.

Among the organizers are Larraitz Ariznabarreta, lecturer of Basque language and culture at Boise State University, and Professor Nere Lete. The conference was organized by the Boise State University Department of World Languages and the Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair.

See full program here.

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