Nostalgia for the Future: Old Bilbo & Art as Failing Better

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Thursday 11th February 2016 / Venue: Seminar Room 11 Rendall Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Research / Series: Modern Languages Seminar Series
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The lecture will be given by Dr Nerea Arruti who talks about her work below:

The magazine 'Pott' (1978-1980) produced by the collective formed by Bernardo Atxaga, Manu Ertzilla, Jon Juaristi, Joxemari Iturralde, Ruper Ordorika and Joseba Sarrionandia has become in itself a nostalgic object of study. Atxaga’s view is that artists tend to collaborate more vigorously in the Basque context because of its scale.

Instead of gazing backwards, I propose to focus in this lecture on the new paradigm of the Basque reader proposed by this literary collective as a projection onto the future. During a period of rapid social change and new freedoms that generated different temporal speeds and experiences of modernization, the magazine put into practice the method of plagiarism articulated by Atxaga in Obabakoak: the minor writer as reader owns world literature.