Scholars and writers in Indigenous Languages at UC Santa Barbara

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2018-04-04

At a time when indigenous and minority language literatures are becoming more distinguishable, it is crucial to explore, challenge and reformulate pre-existing notions about space, identity and knowledge. renowned indigenous poets of Mexico and the Basque Country will meet at the University of California Santa Barbara to establish an international dialogue with scholars from around the world.

At a time when indigenous and minority language literatures are becoming more distinguishable, it is crucial to explore, challenge and reformulate pre-existing notions about space, identity and knowledge. renowned indigenous poets of Mexico and the Basque Country will meet at the University of California Santa Barbara to establish an international dialogue with scholars from around the world.

The Verbal Kaleidoscope conference, with the Basque Country as a guest culture, will encourage discussion on minority languages and cultures, while promoting their presence in the academic sphere.

Representing the indigenous cultures of Mexico at the conference are Zapotec poet and essayist, Irma Pineda Santiago, and Mazatec poet and director of the National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI), Juan Gregorio Regino; and from the Basque Country, poet and novelist, Itxaro Borda, and poet, Leire Bilbao, as well as University of the Basque Country professor Mari Jose Olaziregi.

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