Writing Galicia into the World
New Cartographies, New Poetics
Kirsty Hooper is a Lecturer in Spanish and Galician at the University of Liverpool. She is author of 'A Stranger in My Own Land: Sofía Casanova, a Spanish Writer in the European fin de siècle' (Vanderbilt University Press) and co-editor with Manuel Puga Moruxa of 'Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies: Between the Local and the Global' (Modern Language Association, 2010).
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. New Cartographies? Towards a Geopoetics of Galician Cultural History 2. Mapping Migration in Contemporary Galicia 3. Transition(s) and Mut(il)ations: Issac Diaz Pardo, Carlos Duran, Manuel Rivas 4. The Second Generation: Disappearing from the Map? Xesus Fraga, Xelis de Toro, Almuenda Solana 5. Towards a Poetics of Relation? Ram,iro Fonte, Xavier Queipo, Erin Moure Conclusions Works Cited Index
Hooper’s approach to the Galician diaspora in the English-speaking world demonstrates that dynamism, changeability and multiplicity are an integral part of Galician culture. As such, Writing Galicia into the World will undoubtedly intrigue scholars seeking to understand the age-old problem of emigration from new perspectives.
Galicia 21, Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies, Issue D
This book represents a very significant and exciting contribution to the steadily growing field of Galician cultural studies. The author skilfully examines the ways that the experiences of migration have defined and redefined Galician identity in relation to other cultures and languages, and how Galicia has been written beyond the nation. The project thus aims for a radical redefinition of Galician writing.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: April 27, 2011
Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 5