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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Professor Dominic Keown wins prestigious Catalan prize

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Professor Dominic Keown has won the prestigious Ramon Llull Foundation award, for contributing to the promotion of Catalan language and culture throughout Europe and beyond.

The recipients of the 11th awards are the Hungarian cultural programmer József Kardos, the Catalan-German poet and translator Àxel Sanjosé, the Russian translator and teacher Nina Avrova and Professor Keown.

The event, held at the National Auditorium of Andorra in Ordino, was hosted by the Andorran Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Mònica Bonell, accompanied by the Minister of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, Natàlia Garriga; the director of the Ramon Llull Foundation, Teresa Colom; and the director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Pere Almeda.

The Catalan Minister of Culture, Natàlia Garriga, highlighted the high profile enjoyed in recent times by “culture made in Catalan-speaking areas: from film to pop culture”. 

Professor Keown has published widely on Catalan and Iberian matters. His current interests extend to the interface between Catalan and Spanish creativity, transnational issues in the cultural production of Catalonia and the metacritical divide between Hispanism and Iberian Studies.