Asturianu 101

Asturianu 101, 2023-2024

During the academic year 2023-2024, the conference series Asturianu 101 will be hosted by different universities in the US, the UK and Spain, and will again welcome various international experts on Asturian Studies. The University of California Riverside will open the series and Oklahoma State University will close it.

Find the information on the fliers below and join us! The events are free and open to the public.

Check back soon for more updates on the rest of the events!

University of California Riverside

Asturianu 101 at University of California Riverside featured a conversation between Miriam Villazón Valbuena, Miguel Muñoz Valtierra (both from UC Riverside) and Cristina Bleortu (University of Zurich) about Dr. Bleortu’s book, Aproximación al habla de La Pola Siero. Variación lingüística: descripción y percepción

University of Central Florida

Asturianu 101 at the University of Central Florida will feature Matthew Burner (University of Wisconsin-Madison) in conversation with Paco Fernández Rubiera (University of Central Florida)

Universidá d’Uviéu

The University of Oviedo will host a conversation between Claudia Elena Menéndez Fernández and Darío de Dios Sanz (both from the University of Oviedo)

University of Sussex

Join us for a dialogue between María Turrero-García, from Drew University, and Alba Arias, from the University of Sussex

Oklahoma State University

Asturianu 101 at Oklahoma State University will center around Asturian Cultural Industries (film, music, tv…) in a roundtable moderated by Isabel Álvarez Sancho (Oklahoma State University) with participants Eva Álvarez Vázquez (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Luke Bowe (New York University) and Azahara Cañedo (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

Asturianu 101, 2022-2023

Minoritized Iberian Languages: Asturian 101 Series

Linguistic Justice and Multimodal Variation Workshop Series

Miriam Villazón Valbuena, PhD candidate at the University of California Riverside, is organizing a series of events in collaboration with UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; UCR Center for Ideas and Society; and the Department of Hispanic Studies at UC Riverside.

All events feature lectures by Professor Claudia Elena Menéndez Fernández, from the University of Oviedo, Spain, about different aspects of the Asturian language, and are followed by roundtables with other experts on Asturian language and culture.

These events are free and open to the public. To attend, please register through the link in the posters, or by scanning their QR code. These are the topics and dates:

· Industrias culturales, April 18th, 2023, 9am (Pacific time), with Isabel Álvarez Sancho (Oklahoma State University), Nicolás Bardio (Ediciones Radagast), Blanca Fernández Quintana (“No que cinca los seres de lleenda”), Xicu Ariza ( and Diego Solís (Revista Formientu).

· Lengua y escolarización, March 6th, 2023, 9am (Pacific time), with Claudia Elena Menéndez Fernández (Universidá d’Uviéu), María Turrero-García (Drew University), Inaciu Galán y González (Academia de la Llingua Asturiana) and Andrea Faber (Kansas State University).

· Lengua y archivo, February 23, 2023, 9am (Pacific time), with Claudia Elena Menéndez Fernández (Universidá d’Uviéu), Covadonga Lamar Prieto (University of California, Riverside) and Cristina Bleorţu (University of Zürich).

· Introducción a las lenguas minorizadas: El asturiano, January 26, 2023, 9am (Pacific time), with Claudia Elena Menéndez Fernández (Universidá d’Uviéu), Darío de Dios Sanz (Universidá d’Uviéu), Avelino Corral Esteban (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Miriam Villazón Valbuena (University of California, Riverside).