Basque Country talk for Llanelli Rotarians

Members of Llanelli Rotary Club will be learning more about the Basque Country region of Spain at their weekly meeting at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, on Wednesday night (April 22),
The guest speaker will be Dr Claire H. Firth, from the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) at Swansea University.
Dr Claire Firth was a Senior lecturer in English, American and Canadian Literature at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, in the Basque Country.
She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University in Rhode Island for six years.
She retired from teaching in 2011, but is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Swansea where she is continuing to do research in literature, migration and exile.
She is currently working on a book, Landscapes of exile, dislocation and loss, which reflects her interest in the way dislocated people often lose touch with the landscape.
Many migrants or people in exile (whether forced or voluntary) appear to be unable to undergo the process of being, becoming and belonging either in the country that hosts them, or in the “home” country they often desire to return to.
Much of this inability to find a “self/world synthesis is connected with the way they perceive the landscape around them.
Her book looks at ways writers such as W.G. Sebald or Anita Brookner explore this dilemma in their novels.


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