Event: June 2021
22. poesiefestival berlin | online
LANGUAGE ARCHIPELAGO II
Lust for Languages and Language War in Spain
Lection & Talk
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)
Tickets 3€ | Festival Pass 19€
online on poesiefestival.org
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.
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 and the Goethe Institute Madrid.