Spanish Professor Publishes on Basque & Puerto Rican Poetry
Finds similar uses for distinct poetic forms
Dr. Ignacio Rodeño
, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages, has published "La décima puertorriqueña y el ‘bertso’ vasco: literatura oral e identidad", in Foro Hispánico. Revista Hispánica de Flandes y Holanda. (Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V.). The article studies the use of traditional oral poetry in Puerto Rico and the Basque Country as a means to forge a distinct identity and foster a national conscience.