Areas of interest: Basque Studies – Literary Theory.

Jon Kortazar is a Professor at the Faculty of Pedagogy in the Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. A renowned scholar in the field of Basque Studies, he has published several articles, books and special issues related to Basque literature, such as Euskal literatura XX. mendean [Basque literature in the 20th century] (2000) or Autonomía e ideología. Tensiones en el campo cultural vasco (2016). He is also the coordinator of a history of contemporary Basque literature, in five volumes, and director of the research group LAIDA – Literatura eta identitatea.

Jon Kortazar has contributed with chapters on Basque literature and the Basque literary system in some of the most relevant publications in the field of Iberian Studies, such as Bases metodolóxicas para unha historia comparada das literaturas na península Ibérica (2004), New Spain, New Literatures (2010), Looking at Iberia (2013) or the Comparative History of literatures in the Iberian Peninsula (2010, 2016), in which he applies the methodology of Polysystem Theory to the analysis of the Basque geocultural space.

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Jon Kortazar’s publications in the IStReS database:

  • Kortazar, Jon, Dolores Vilavedra Fernández, and Enric Sòria Parra. 2009. “Tráfico Literario de Culturas Bilingües.” In Literatura Y Bellas Artes, edited by Francisco Rico, Jordi Gracia, and Antonio Bonet, 43–84. España Siglo XXI 5. Salamanca: Biblioteca Nueva.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2003. “La Literatura Vasca en la Transición (una mirada sistémica).” In Con Alonso Zamora Vicente: Actas Del Congreso Internacional “La Lengua, La Academia, Lo Popular, Los Clásicos, Los Contemporáneos,” edited by Carmen Alemany Bay, Beatriz Aracil Varón, Remedios Mataix Azuar, Pedro Mendiola Oñate, Eva María Valero Juan, and Abel Villaverde Pérez, 2:757–66. Alicante: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante. http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/descargaPdf/la-literatura-vasca-en-la-transicion-una-mirada-sistemica/.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2000. “La cultura vasca: visión sistémica.” In La época de la restauración : (1875-1902), edited by Manuel Espadas Burgos, Vol. 2:551–66. Civilización y cultura. Madrid: Espasa Calpe.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2007. “La Imagen de La Transición En La Novela Vasca (1975-2003).” In Memoria Literaria de La Transición Española, edited by Javier Gómez Montero, 148–72. Madrid / Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana – Vervuert.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2010. “Traducindo a O’Rivas: Historia dunha experiencia.” Grial – revista galega de cultura, no. 186: 128–31.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2008. “Memoria e guerra civil na narrativa vasca (1937-2007).” Boletín galego de literatura, no. 39-40: 61–89. https://minerva.usc.es/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10347/7588/pg_061-090_bgl39-40.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2015. “La literatura en lengua vasca en la revista ‘Insula.’” Insula – Revista de letras y ciencias humanas, no. 817-818: 57–58.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2004. “La literatura vasca: Problemas de ubicación.” In Bases metodolóxicas para unha historia comparada das literaturas na península Ibérica, edited by Anxo Tarrío Varela and Anxo Abuín González, 336–47. Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2015. “Publishing and Literary System in Basque Literature.” Rassegna Iberistica 38 (104): 311–21. http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/riviste/rassegna-iberistica/2015/104/publishing-and-literary-system-in-basque-literatur/.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2005. “La recepción del Quijote en el Pais Vasco.” Cuadernos de Alzate: revista vasca de la cultura y las ideas, no. 33: 53–65.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2011. “Traduciendo a Manuel Rivas: historia de una experiencia.” Letras de Deusto 41 (133): 185–94.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2009. “Literatura vasca en la Barcelona de 1938.” Hermes – pentsamendu eta historia aldizkaria = revista de pensamiento e historia, no. 30: 84–90. https://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/3004355.pdf.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2007. “Diglosia y literatura vasca.” Olivar – revista de literatura y cultura españolas 8 (9): 71–104. http://www.memoria.fahce.unlp.edu.ar/art_revistas/pr.3321/pr.3321.pdf.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2002. Diglosia eta euskal literatura. Kritika literarioa 1. Donostia: Utriusque Vasconiae.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2010. “Bilbao and the Literary System in the Basque Country.” In A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, edited by Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza, Anxo Abuín González, and César Domínguez, 1:222–36. A Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages = Histoire Comparée Des Littératures de Langues Européennes. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins / Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée. https://www.academia.edu/1137833/A_Comparative_History_of_Literatures_in_the_Iberian_Peninsula_Vol._1.
  • Kortazar, Jon. 2013. “Identities in Diverse Societies in the Novel Bilbao-New York-Bilbao by Kirmen Uribe.” In Looking at Iberia: A Comparative European Perspective, edited by Santiago Pérez Isasi and Ângela Fernandes, 233–47. Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas 56. Oxford / New York: Peter Lang.