Alex Gurrutxaga

Alex Gurrutxaga

He holds a PhD in Basque Linguistics and Philology (2020) and has taught at the University of the Basque Country since 2016. He studied Basque Philology and Comparaticve Literature at the University of the Basque Country and at the University of Trento, and completed his doctorate, under the supervision of Lourdes Otaegi, with the thesis “Xabier Lete’s Poetics: An Analysis of Its Variations and an Interpretation of Its Evolution”.  He has published several articles, mostly on Basque poetry, historical memory and literature, and young people’s literature. In the field of outreach, he has taken part as a literary critic, both in giving talks and in leading literary workshops, as well as publishing articles. He is one of the contributors to the Literatura Unibertsala (World Literature, Year 12) (2016) textbook, and he translated the work 100 euskal sinbolo (100 Basque Symbols, by Santiago de Pablo et al.) from Spanish (2016). He developed the “Txori Kantazale” (Birdsong Lover) project and book-record together with the pianist Joana Otxoa de Alaiza (Winner of the Eusko Ikaskuntza-Laboral Kutxa Prize, 2020).