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Abstract

The aim of this brief paper will be to comment on the goals and anxieties that have conditioned the globalization of Basque culture in recent times. Questions regarding the desire of the Basque institutions to globalize our culture and the implementation of Basque Studies lectureships and chairs in international universities will be addressed. I will conclude my reflection by alluding to the novelty and debate surrounding the field of Basque Studies, as well as some of the challenges that this discipline faces.

About the Author

Dr. Olaziregi, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies at the University of the Basque Country (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain). She is also serving as the Director of the Basque Language and Culture Lecturers and Chairs Network of the Etxepare Basque Institute, a public body created by the Basque Government. She specializes in contemporary Basque and Iberian literature, Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Basque Cultural Studies, and Memory Studies. She has written numerous forewords for Basque novels and anthologies, is also the author of seven books on Basque literature, 60 book-chapters, 10 edited books, and 70 articles in international journals. Since 2011, she is the coordinator of the Network Historical Memory and Iberian Literatures. See more at http://www.mhli.net/staff/

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