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221 Allen Hall
University of Oregon

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“Contemporary Voices in Ladino Poetry”

Monique R. Balbuena

April 21, 6:30 at 221 Allen, UO

Departing from a rhetoric of death that surrounds any conversation about Ladino (vernacular Judeo-Spanish) today, Monique Balbuena will look at contemporary poetry in Ladino. She will observe the different poetic projects that the language has been used to carry, and the new values it has acquired. Because it is a diasporic language, the perspective taken in an initial survey is necessarily transnational, with the focus narrowing onto Latin America, that has proved a fertile ground for Ladino. The adoption of Latin American genres and translation of Latin American texts, as well as the history of oppression and dictatorships in the continent are part of the context in which the minor, diasporic and Jewish Ladino becomes an option for writers, poets and songwriters in the continent. › Continue reading

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