Media Library

LANGUAGE ARCHIPELAGO II

Lust for Languages and Language War in Spain

2021-06-14, 6:00 PM

⇒ Tickets 3€ | Festival Pass 19€  

Spain’s multilingualism is a result of its history and is lived in the densely-populated regions of Catalonia and the Basque Country as well as in Galicia, and has been increasingly instrumentalised for political purposes.

With the poets María Callís Cabrera (Catalonia/ESP) | Sofía Castañón (Asturia/ESP) | Olvido García Valdés (Castile/ESP) | Teresa Irastortza (Basque Country/ESP) | Chus Pato (Galicia/ESP) |Hosted by: Cecilia Dreymüller, literary critic and translator (DEU)

The poets María Callís Cabrera (Catalan), Sofía Castañón (Asturian), Olvido García Valdés (Castilian Spanish), Teresa Irastortza (Basque) and Chus Pato (Galician) discuss in this conversation their perceptions of each other, the relationship between them and the centralised Spanish literature industry. How can enthusiasm for multilingualism suppress the struggle for the predominance of one language?

Reading and talk in Spanish with German subtitles.

Project leader: Cecilia Dreymüller

Language Archipelago II: Lust for Languages and Language War acknowledges the kind support of the Instituto Cervantes, the Goethe Institute Madrid and Etxepare Basque Institute.