Gorka Aulestia Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ034

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0086 1980-1985

Copies of articles about Basque literature written by Professor Gorka Aulestia.

BSQAP 0508 1988 Printing proof of Aulestia's Basque-English dictionary.


  • 1980-1988


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Gorka Aulestia Txakartegi (1932-2021) was a Basque researcher born in 1932 in Ondarroa, Bizkaia. His research focused on Basque literature and linguistics. He received his Ph.D. in Basque Literature from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1987, with the dissertation El bertsolarismo: literatura oral improvisada en el País Vasco. Between 1980 and 1988, Gorka worked as an instructor in the Basque Studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1989 until his retirement in 2000, he was a professor of Basque literature at the EUTG center at the University of Deusto in Donostia.

Gorka was a member of the Royal Academy of the Basque Language, Euskaltzaindia, since 1996. Additionally, he was a member of the Sancho el Sabio Foundation and was the co-director of the magazine Sancho el Sabio in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Aulestia published several books and articles about Basque language and Basque literature. Some of these publications are: Basque-English Dictionary (University of Nevada Press, 1989), Bertsolarismo (Diputación Foral de Vizcaya, 1990), Improvisational Poetry from the Basque Country (University of Nevada Press, 1995); Escritores Vascos (Fundación Caja Vital Kutxa, 1996); The Basque Poetic Tradition (University of Nevada Press, 2000); Los Escritores. Hitos de la Literatura Clásica Euskérica (Fundación Caja Vital Kutxa, 1996).

Source: AUÑAMENDI. Gorka Aulestia Txakartegi. [Online] http://aunamendi.eusko-ikaskuntza.eus/eu/aulestia-txakartegi-gorka/ar-10464/.


0.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian




Copies of articles about Basque literature written by Gorka Aulestia and the printing proof of Aulestia's Basque-English dictionary.

A Guide to the Papers of Gorka Aulestia
In Progress
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
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Repository Details

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