Areas of interest: Critical Theory – Gender Studies – Spanish Studies – Catalan Studies – Basque Studies – Democracy and citizenship
Luisa-Elena Delgado is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Critical Theory and Gender Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Delgado’s research focuses on the formation of Spanish national identity in the contemporary democratic period; an interest developed, for instance in her monograph La nación singular: Fantasías de la normalidad democrática española (1996-2011) (2014). Her latest research explores emotions and affect in culture, and she recently edited the collection Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and History (from the Eighteenth Century to the Present) (2016) alongside Pura Fernández and Jo Labanyi. A Spanish translation and update of that book (La cultura de las emociones) has been published by Cátedra (Madrid) in 2018. (more…)
Areas of interest: Iberian Studies – Basque Studies – Gender Studies – Transatlantic Studies.
Joseba Gabilondo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. He has published several articles on Spanish and Basque nationalism, Atlantic studies, Iberian studies, intellectual discourse, postnationalism, masculinity, feminism, queer theory, globalization, and Hispanic/Hollywood cinema. He has published three books on Basque literature: Remnants of the Nation: Prolegomena to a Postnational History of Basque Literature (2006, in Basque), New York – Martutene: On the Utopia of Basque Postnationalism and the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization (2013, in Basque; National Essay Prize Euskadi), and Before Babel: A Cultural History of Basque Literatures (2016, in English). He has also published two books in Basque on globalization and contemporary politics: Globalizations and the New Middle Age: On the Return of Differences (2015, Unamuno Essay Prize) and On Populism: Global Sovereignty and Basque Independence (2017). (more…)
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.
Areas of interest: Basque Studies – Translation Studies – Self-Translation
Elizabete Manterola is a Lecturer at the Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, from which she graduated with a PhD thesis on the translations of Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga. She has created and currently leads the online Basque Literature in translation catalogue ELI (Euskal Literatura Itzuliaren Katalogoa) which gathers information on modern works of Basque literature translated into other languages. Manterola has also coordinated various editions of the program “El escritor y sus traductores”, promoted by EIZE, the Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of Basque Language, and the Etxepare Basque Institute. (more…)
Areas of interest: Iberian Studies – Basque Studies – Gender Studies.
Mari Jose Olaziregi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies at the Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea and previously served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Basque Studies. She has also been a Guest Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany (2010), Koldo Mitxelena Visiting Chair Professor at the University of Chicago (2016) and Bernardo Atxaga Visiting Chair at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2014 and 2015). She has served as the editor of the Basque Literature in Translation Series at the Center for Basque Studies since 2003, and is the director of the Basque Literature portal. (more…)