The issue of gender, addressed at the Conference "La Spagna Plurale" in Bologna

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-03-03

On March 2 – 4 the University of Bologna has organized the conferenceLa Spagna Plurale III: pluralità, diversità e visibilità di genere , with the support of readership of Basque Language and Culture of the Etxepare Basque Institute at the university. Created in 2012, the goal of this program is to study and reflect on linguistic, artistic and historical aspects of the different languages and cultures existing in Spain.
Yesterday, March 2, the Director for the Promotion and Dissemination of Basque Language of the Etxepare Basque Institute Mari Jose Olaziregi offered the lecture Literatura vasca femenina actual, o la memoria contestada (Current female Basque literature, or answered memory), where she talked about the literary representation of the Basque conflict on women´s literature and delved into the work of four authors: Mariasun Landa, Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Eider Rodriguez and Laura Mintegi. Olaziregi focused the presentation on how these authors face domesticity and the invisibility of the female gender in their works.

On the other hand, the Olaziregi stressed the great work developed internationally in the study and research in the field of Iberian Studies. The plurality and invisibility that sometimes fall on such studies are transposable to the main theme of this third edition of the congress: the gender discourse delving into how different languages and cultures have faced it. Finally, she also wanted to emphasize the great work of the University of Bologna’s readers – including the reader of Basque language and culture Iñaki Alfaro- in organizing the event, which has brought together a large number of participants.

The conference also held a meeting with the Basque writer Mariasun Landa. The author started the event showing the anger toward the stereotypical gender discrimination to emphasize the marginalization of women as the key to the starting point of literary creation. Landa continued with a reflection on her own work, and the presence of gender issues and the influence of classical writers on it. Finally, she asked for the audience’s reflection raising the question of whether it is possible to generate equality in the context of the current patriarchal society.

Find detailed information and the full program in the attached document.

On March 2 – 4 the University of Bologna has organized the conferenceLa Spagna Plurale III: pluralità, diversità e visibilità di genere , with the support of readership of Basque Language and Culture of the Etxepare Basque Institute at the university. Created in 2012, the goal of this program is to study and reflect on linguistic, artistic and historical aspects of the different languages and cultures existing in Spain.
Yesterday, March 2, the Director for the Promotion and Dissemination of Basque Language of the Etxepare Basque Institute Mari Jose Olaziregi offered the lecture Literatura vasca femenina actual, o la memoria contestada (Current female Basque literature, or answered memory), where she talked about the literary representation of the Basque conflict on women´s literature and delved into the work of four authors: Mariasun Landa, Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Eider Rodriguez and Laura Mintegi. Olaziregi focused the presentation on how these authors face domesticity and the invisibility of the female gender in their works.

On the other hand, the Olaziregi stressed the great work developed internationally in the study and research in the field of Iberian Studies. The plurality and invisibility that sometimes fall on such studies are transposable to the main theme of this third edition of the congress: the gender discourse delving into how different languages and cultures have faced it. Finally, she also wanted to emphasize the great work of the University of Bologna’s readers – including the reader of Basque language and culture Iñaki Alfaro- in organizing the event, which has brought together a large number of participants.

The conference also held a meeting with the Basque writer Mariasun Landa. The author started the event showing the anger toward the stereotypical gender discrimination to emphasize the marginalization of women as the key to the starting point of literary creation. Landa continued with a reflection on her own work, and the presence of gender issues and the influence of classical writers on it. Finally, she asked for the audience’s reflection raising the question of whether it is possible to generate equality in the context of the current patriarchal society.

Find detailed information and the full program in the attached document.

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