LINKS: Genres as Gates towards the World for Small Literatures

Genres as Gates towards the World for Small Literatures: The Case of the Noir

1 March 2016, 18.00-20.00 in Room 234, Senate House (second floor)

César Dominguez, Professor of Comparative Literature and Jean Monet Chair of European Integration, University of Santiago de Compostela

In this talk I will discuss how crime fiction has increased the circulation of a small literature such as Galician. I will focus on Domingo Villar, who undeniably represents the most international Galician contemporary writer. His work has been translated into twelve languages, besides Spanish, a higher number than Manuel Rivas’s translations and close to the 1961 most widely circulated Galician work, Memorias dun neno labrego, by Xosé Neira Vilas, which has been translated into sixteen languages. My analysis will be restricted to Villar’s three translations, namely, the Galician, the Spanish-Castilian, and the English.