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Dr. Linda White
Emeritus
linda@unr.edu
775.784.4854

Vita

Specialization
Basque Studies (Language and Literature).

Education
1996  Ph.D., Basque Studies (Language and Literature),  University of Nevada, Reno. Dissertation: Emakumeen Hitzak Euskaraz: Basque Women Writers of the Twentieth Century.
1972�75  University of Nevada, Reno, M.A., Spanish.
1967�71  University of Nevada, Reno, B.A., Spanish-French (double major).

Employment History
2003�06  Rank III, Academic Faculty (Associate Professor) 
2000�03  Rank II, Academic Faculty (Assistant Professor)1989�99  Rank II, Assistant Coordinator (Adminstrative faculty)
July 1, 1987�89  Rank II, Lexicographer (Tenure-track until January 1989)
1985朖une 30, 1987  Rank I, Lexicographer, Basque Studies Program
1981�84  Library Assistant, Basque Studies Program
1976�79  Library Assistant, Getchell Library

Honors
2000  Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creativity, annual award by College of Arts & Science at UNR for quantity and quality of publications.

1993  Inducted into the Basque Hall of Fame by the Society of Basque Studies in America “for her extraordinary contributions to Basque culture” as a teacher, translator, and lexicographer of the Basque language.

Fellowships and Grants
1994  Special Award by Soroptomists (scholarship). First female graduate student to receive Reno Soroptomists Scholarship.

1990�91  Instructional Enhancement grant to create audio cassettes, learning aids, and alpha order list of conjugated verbs for 1st and 2nd year Basque classes.

1987�89  Wrote NEH grant (William Douglass, Principal Investigator) to fund second volume of Basque-English English-Basque Dictionary.

1974�75  Graduate Teaching Fellow, Spanish (18 months); Assistant Coordinator, First-Year Spanish Program.

1972�73  Graduate Teaching Fellow, French (18 months).

Books Written, Translated, and /or Edited
In press: Aurrera! A Textbook for Learning Basque. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.

In press The Old Laws of Vizcaya, 1452 / Fuero Viejo de Vizcaya de 1452, a book-length translation (Old Spanish to English) with an introduction by Gregorio Monreal Zia. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2005.

Nerea eta biok by Laura Mintegi. Translated by Linda White. Introduction by Linda White. New York: Peter Lang Press, 2005.

An Anthology of Basque Short Stories. Compiled by Mari Jose Olaziregi. Ed. Linda White. Trans. Kristin Addis, Margaret Jull-Costa, Amaia Gabantxo, Elizabeth Macklin, Linda White. Center for Basque Studies Basque Literature Series 1. Series editors, Mari Jose Olaziregi and Linda White. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2004.

Amatxi, Amuma, Amona: Writings in Honor of Basque Women. Eds. Linda White and Cameron Watson. Occasional Papers Series 8. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2003.

The Basque Poetic Tradition, by Gorka Aulestia. Trans. Linda White. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2000.

Basque Cultural Studies. Eds. William A. Douglass, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, Joseba Zulaika. Occasional Papers Series 5. Reno: Basque Studies Program, 2000.

Basque Politics and Nationalism on the Eve of the Millennium. Eds. William A. Douglass, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, Joseba Zulaika. Occasional Papers Series 6. Reno: Basque Studies Program, 2000.

The Basque Diaspora / La Diaspora Vasca. Eds. William A. Douglass, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, Joseba Zulaika. Occasional Papers Series 7. Reno: Basque Studies Program, 2000.

Txan Fantasma, by Mariasun Landa. Trans. Linda White. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1996.

Errusika, by Mariasun Landa. Trans. Linda White. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1996.

Improvisational Poetry from the Basque Country, by Gorka Aulestia. Trans. Linda White (in conjunction with Lisa Corcostegui). Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1995.

Korrika: Basque Ritual for Ethnic Identity, by Teresa del Valle. Trans. Linda White. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1993.

Basque-English English-Basque Dictionary (co-author with Gorka Aulestia). San Sebastián (Spain): Elkar / Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1992.

A View from the Witch抯 Cave: Folktales of the Pyrenees, by José Miguel de Barandiarán. Trans. Linda White. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1991.

English-Basque Dictionary (co-author with Gorka Aulestia). Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1990.

Language Courses
White抯 Manual and Workbook for Learning Basque at Home. Basque C204. 2 vols. (Explanatory text and workbook)(2002) Offered on-line through the University of Nevada抯 Department of Continuing Education <www.dce.unr.edu/istudy>.

White抯 Manual and Workbook for Learning Basque at Home. Basque C203. 2 vols. (Explanatory text and workbook)(2002) Offered on-line through the University of Nevada抯 Department of Continuing Education <www.dce.unr.edu/istudy>.

White抯 Manual and Workbook for Learning Basque at Home. Basque C102. 2 vols. (Explanatory text and workbook)(2001) Offered on-line through the University of Nevada抯 Department of Continuing Education <www.dce.unr.edu/istudy>.

White抯 Manual and Workbook for Learning Basque at Home. Basque C101. 2 vols. (Explanatory text and workbook) (2000) Offered on-line through the University of Nevada抯 Department of Continuing Education <www.dce.unr.edu/istudy>.


Articles and Book Chapters
In press. 揃asque Literature.� Encyclopaedia Britannica.

In press. 揘arrative and Identity: The Basque Case.� To the journal Ant韕odas.

揃asque Bertsolaritza.� Oral Tradition, 18/1 (2003): 142�3. Refereed. (printed in 2004).

揘arrative Exile: Absence and Desire in Anjel Lertxundi抯 Un Final para Nora.� Journal of the Society for Basque Studies in America. XXIII: 23�. (Published Jan. 2004.

揕anguage, Love, and Lyricism: Basque Women Writers Urretabizkaia, Mintegi, and O馿derra.� For Amatxi, Amuma, Amona: Writings in Honor of Basque Women. Eds. Linda White and Cameron Watson. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2003. Occasional Papers Series, 8. 157�8.

揑ntroduction� (with Cameron Watson) to Amatxi, Amuma, Amona: Writings in Honor of Basque Women. Eds. Linda White and Cameron Watson. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2003. Occasional Papers Series, 8. 1�.

揂fterword� to Amatxi, Amuma, Amona: Writings in Honor of Basque Women. Eds. Linda White and Cameron Watson. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2003. Occasional Papers Series, 8. 179�3.

揃asque Families.� International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. 2nd ed. James J. Ponzetti, Jr., Editor in Chief. New York: Thomson Gale; MacMillan Reference USA, 2003. Vol. 1: 139�4.

揙rality and Basque Nationalism: Dancing with the Devil or Waltzing into the Future?� Oral Tradition, 16/1 (2001): 3�. Refereed. (printed in 2002).

揊rom Apologists to a Basque-Speaking Universe: The Use of (Foreign) Languages in Basque Literature.� From Stateless Nations to Postnational Spain: De naciones sin estado a la Espa馻 postnacional. Eds. Silvia Berm鷇ez, Antonio Cortijo Oca馻, and Timothy McGovern. The Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2002. 171�6.

揃asque Identity, Past and Present.� Endangered Peoples of Europe: Struggles to Survive and Thrive. Ed. Jean S. Forward. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2001. 17�.

揇iscovering the Basque Woman Writer: Her Contributions Prior to the Spanish Civil War.� Letras peninsulares. Refereed. Winter 2000�01. 677�3.

Review of Portraits of Basques in the New World, ed. by Richard W. Etulain and Jeronima Echeverria. Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1999. Journal of American Ethnic History, (Winter 2001) 20:2, 42.

Review of Home Away from Home: A History of Basque Boardinghouses, by Jeronima Echeverria. Reno & Las Vegas, University of Nevada Press, 1999. Journal of American Ethnic History, (Winter 2001) 20:2, 143�4.

Review of Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the Careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson, by James G. Nelson. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 2000. Rocky Mountain Review, (Spring 2001) 55:1, 116�7.

Review of Pulp Surrealism: Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris, by Robin Walz. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: Univ. of California Press, 2000. Rocky Mountain E-Review, (Spring 2001) 55:2. <http://rmmla.wsu.edu/ereview/55.2/reviews/white.asp>

揕uz sombr韆: argi iluna.� In Amaia Lasa Alegr韆, Geroaren aurpegia; El rostro del futuro (1967�97). Leioa: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, 2000. 274�1.

揃asque Literary Criticism: Overcoming Theory Lag.� Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 1:2 (2000), 205�4.

揕a americanización del apellido vasco en el Oeste de los Estados Unidos.� Euskera 2000: 249�2.

揈scritoras vascas del siglo XX. Aproximación histórica.� Breve historia femenista de la literatura espa駉la (en lengua catalana, gallega y vasca). Ed. Mari Jose Olaziregi. Barcelona: Anthropos Editorial, 2000. 265�3.

揂 Literature in Chains: Literatura kateatuta.� Published on the Institute of Basque Studies (London) web site at: http://ibs.lgu.ac.uk/sympo/page4.html, Session 3. London Guildhall University: First International Symposium on Basque Cultural Studies, June 29朖uly 2, 2000.

揗ission for the Millennium: Gendering and Engendering Basque Literature for the Next Thousand Years.� Basque Cultural Studies. Eds. William A. Douglass, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, and Joseba Zulaika. Reno: Basque Studies Program, 2000.

Review of The Lone Woman by Bernardo Atxaga; trans. Margaret Jull Costa. London: Harvill Press, 1999. Published on the Harvill Press web site, March 2000.

揂txaga抯 Lone Woman and Mintegi抯 Nerea eta biok: Two Different Views of the Female Basque Political Prisoner.� Journal of the Society for Basque Studies in America, XIV (1999): 17�.

揃asque Storytelling and the Living Oral Tradition.� In Traditional Storytelling Today: International Sourcebook. Ed. Margaret Read MacDonald. Chicago, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999. 185�0.

揈choes and Mirrors: Tricks for Teaching the Basque Verb to English Speakers.� Journal of the Society of Basque Studies in America XVIII (1998): 6�.

揂 Secret Language.� In Faces: People, Places, and Cultures (March 1998). Also served as consulting editor on the issue.

(With Anita Watson and Jean Ford) 揟he Advantage of Ladies� Society: The Public Sphere of Women on the Comstock� in Ronald M. Janes and C. Elizabeth Raymond (eds.), Comstock Women: The Making of a Mining Community. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1997. 179�9.

Review (in Spanish) of Vida i sucesos de la Monja Alf閞ez by Rima de Vallbona. (Tempe: Center for Latin American Studies, 1992). The review, 揕a Vida de Catalina de Erauso,� appeared in Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura (Fall 1996, v.12, no.1).

揟he Case of the Invisible Novel: The Evidence for Genre Fiction in Basque Literature.� In Genre and Ethnic Collections: Collected Essays. Milton T. Wolf and Murray S. Plantin, eds. Greenwich and London: JAI Press, 1996. 371�7.

揟ranslating the Culture� (with Thomas McClanahan). In Amerikanuak! Basques in the High Desert. n.p.: High Desert Museum and Idaho Humanities Foundation, 1995. 12�.

揈uskaldun, Euskaldon抰: Should Basque Americans Learn Euskara?� Journal of the Society of Basque Studies in America. Vol. XV (1995): 16�. (Originally presented as a paper at University of California, Santa Barbara as part of their Basque Studies Symposium, April 7, 1995.)

揊emale Bertsolaris: Not the Customary Thing.� Journal of the Society of Basque Studies in America, XIV (1994): 1�.

揥ildmen, Witches and Wanderlust: No Basque Science Fiction?� Imaginative Futures. Proceedings of the 1993 Science Fiction Research Association Conference, No. 2: 279�2.

Review (in English) of Rima de Vallbona. Vida i sucesos de la Monja Alf閞ez: Autobiograf韆 atribuida a Do馻 Catalina de Erauso. Tempe: Center for Latin American Studies, 1992.

揂 Meeting of Minds: IV Onomastics Conference in Reno.� Basque Studies Program Newsletter, no. 46. October 1992.

揃atua and Euskaltzaindia: A Unified Basque Language and Its Creators.� Basque Studies Program Newsletter, no. 44, October 1991: 3-8.

揅omo Traducir sin Traicionar.� Emakunde, June (Ekaina) 1991: 61�.

揊eminism and Lexicography: Dealing with Sexist Language in a Bilingual Dictionary.� Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 10(3):61�, 1990.

揇oing a Dictionary.� The Basque Studies Program Newsletter, June 1985.

Twenty-four Articles Translated between 1985�92.

Conferences
揊ormulas in the Mind: A Preliminary Examination to Determine if Oral Formulaic Theory May Be Applied to the Basque Case.� Ahozko Inprobisazioa Munduan (Oral Improvisation in the World) Conference, San Sebasti醤, Spain, November 3� 2003.

揟he Treatment of Women in Un final para Nora: Mystical Feminism or Masculine Fantasy?� RMMLA Oct. 9�, 2003, Missoula, MT.

揊ormulas in the Mind: A Preliminary Examination to Determine if Oral Formulaic Theory May Be Applied to the Basque Case.� Center for Basque Studies Conference 揙ld Songs, New Theories,� Reno, May 16�, 2003.

揘arrative Exile: Absence and Desire in Anjel Lertxundi抯 Un final para Nora.� International Conference on Hispanic Literature, CSU Sacramento, March 21�, 2003.

揘ovelist in Disguise: Mariasun Landa抯 Grown-up Books for Basque Children.� Presented at the session for the 揂sociaci髇 de Literatura Femenina/Letras Femeninas+� (and also chaired the session) (RMMLA 2002, Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 10�).

揊rom the Outside Booking In: Basque Women Writers Urretabizkaia, Mintegi, and O馿derra Viewed Through Anglo-American Feminism and Majority Language Stylistic Imposition.� On the panel 揑nside, Outside, Inside Out.� Modern Language Association Conference in New Orleans, LA December 26�, 2001.

揟he Decline of Mari: From Goddess to Lamina to Witch in the Basque Pantheon.� On Silke Weineck抯 panel 揊olklore and Mythology,� Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Santa Clara, CA November 9�, 2001.

揟he Butch and the Femme: Writing the Female Basque Nationalist.� RMMLA conference, Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), October 11�, 2001.

揟he Longing for an Ancient Tongue: Basque-Americans Pursuing the Language of their Ancestors.� RMASA/CASA (American Studies) Conference, Reno, NV May 4� 2001.

揕esbians and Machismo in Luisa Echenique抯 Efectos Secundarios.� Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Boise, ID, October 12�, 2000.

揂 Literature in Chains.� Paper presented at Institute of Basque Studies First Symposium, London, June 29朖uly 2. Presented June 20, 2000. Panel organizer for panel on 揕iterature in Chains: Literatura kateatuta,� also including Javier Cillero, Joseba Gabilondo, Laura Mintegi, and Mari Jose Olaziregi.

揙rality and Basque Nationalism: Dancing with the Devil or Waltzing into the Future?� Presented as part of Thomas F. Shannon抯 MLA session 揙rality, Literacy, and the Study of Language and Change� at the December 1999 MLA Conference in Chicago, IL.

揟he 慒� Word in Northern Spain: Feminism and the Basque (Woman Writer抯) Question.� Presented as part of Kate McCullough抯 session 揥omen and Literature� at the PAMLA Conference in Portland OR, November 5� 1999.

揃at, Dos, Trois, Four!: Basque Identity Examined through the Use of Languages in Basque Literature.� Symposium on Multilingual Spain, UC Santa Barbara, April 21�, 1999.

揗essage for the Millennium: Gendering and Engendering Basque Literature for the Next 1000 Years.� Conference on 揃asques in the Contemporary World: Migration, Identity and Globalization,� Reno Nevada, July 6� 1998.

Conference Organizer. Much of 1998 was consumed by running Basque Studies� International Conference 揃asques in the Contemporary World: Migration, Identity and Globalization,� held in Reno Nevada, July 6� 1998.

揈choes and Mirrors: Teaching Basque Auxiliary Verbs and Sentence Structure to English Speakers.� Basque English Teachers Association Conference in San Sebasti醤, Spain, November 9, 1997.

揈uskaldun, Euskaldon抰: Should Basque Americans Learn Euskara?� University of California, Santa Barbara Basque Studies Symposium, April 7, 1995.

揥ildmen, Witches and Wanderlust: No Basque Science Fiction?� Science Fiction Research Association Conference in June 1997, where I chaired a panel.

揌errikomina: Onom醩tica Vasca en el Oeste de los Estados Unidos.� IV Jornadas Onom醩ticas sponsored by Euskaltzaindia (Academy of the Basque Language) in Reno, Nevada, September 2� 1992.

揃asque on the Title Page.� Paper read at the 1992 SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) conference in Austin, Texas (June 2� as part of the panel 揃asques in America.�br>
揈uskara: A Heritage in Transition.� Paper presented during Jaialdi in Boise, Idaho, as invited Featured Humanist speaker at the Emendik Nora symposium, June 13�, 1990.

揕a Americanizaci髇 del apellido vasco en el oeste de los Estados Unidos.� II Jornadas Onom醩ticas sponsored by Euskaltzaindia (Academy of the Basque Language) in Ordu馻, Spain, on September 25, 1987.

Teaching and Graduate Committees
Fall 2003
Offered BASQ 451; cancelled due to low enrollment

Fall 2003
Independent Learning C211.

Spring 2003
BASQ 204 (3 credits) in class.

Spring 2003
Independent Learning C101, C102 (29 students in Jan 03).
Chair, Beatriz Robinson抯 PhD committee.
Served on PhD committee for Nancy Faires.
Served on PhD committee for Magda Czajkowska who has extended for another year.
Served on PhD committee for Pedro Oiarzabal.
Served on 3 M.A. committees for FLL (Margarita Griggs, Eric Rojas, Mathew Boyce).

Fall 2002
BASQ 203 (3 credits)

Summer 2002
BASQ 495 (1 credit)
Organized and taught in IKASI, an adult learning experience

Spring 2002
BASQ 204 (3 credits)
Served on 2 M.A. committees
Served on 3 PhD committees (same as 2001)

2001 year-long
Independent Learning: BASQ C101 (4 credits) (25 students over the course of the year)

Fall 2001
BASQ 203 (3 credits)
Served on 1 M.A. committee for FLL

Summer 2001:
FLL 295 (1 credit)
FLL 495 (1 credit)

Spring 2001
Member, Nancy Faires PhD committee
Member, M. Etchart PhD committee
Served on PhD committee for Magda Czajkowska
Member, six M.A. committees for FLL

Fall 2000
Member, Nancy Faires Ph.D. Committee
Member, M. Etchart Ph.D. Committee
(teaching via correspondence this year)
Member, six M.A. committees for Foreign Languages & Literatures Department at UNR.

Spring 2000
BASQ 204 (3 credits)
Chair, J. Cillero抯 dissertation committee
Member, M. Etchart, PhD committee

Fall 1999
BASQ 203 (3 credits)
FLL 695b (2 credits, Basque linguistics)
SPAN 204 (3 credits, to help FLL)

Spring 1999
BASQ 102 (4 credits)
Chair, J. Cillero抯 dissertation committee
V.Logan, dissertation committee (California school)
Member, M.C. Pardo Ballester, Master抯 committee
Member, Darren Griswold, Master抯 committee.

Fall 1998
BASQ 101(First year Basque) (4 credits).

Spring 1998
BASQ 204 (Second year Basque) (3 credits)
ANTH 701 (Readings, Literary Theory) (3 credits)
FLL 763 (Ind Study, Basque Crime Fiction) (3 credits).

Fall 1997
BASQ 203 (Second year Basque) (3 credits)
BASQ 451 / 651 (Basque Literature) (3 credits)
FLL 295b (Ind Study, Works of Robert Laxalt) (2 credits).

Spring 1997
FLL 793 (Basque Poetry) (3 credits)
ANTH 701 (Directed Readings in Basque Literature)(3 credits)
BASQ 102 (Elementary Basque) (3 credits).

Fall 1996
FLL 793 (Genre Fiction in Basque Literature)(3 credits)
BASQ 101 (Elementary Basque )(4 credits).

Spring 1996
BASQ 102 (4 credits)
BASQ 204 (3 credits).

Fall 1995
BASQ 101, BASQ 203 (7 credits)

Fall 1994
Perspectives on Basque Literature (offered through University Studies Abroad Consortium in Euskadi) (3 credits)

Fall 1989-93
First and second year Basque (BASQ 101, 102, 203, 204) (14 credits / year).

Additional courses:
Spring 1990
FLL 295(b) Independent Study (2 credits)

Fall 1990
FLL 495(b) (supervised) (3 credits)

Spring 1992
FLL 495(b) (3 credits)

Public Service
President, University Toastmasters (2004�05).
Sergeant-at-Arms, University Toastmasters (2003).
Co-moderator for an online writers� group.
Member, UNR Speakers Bureau, 1985�91.
Radio host / Disk jockey (FCC licensed) for Basque music segment of 揙ne World� radio program on KUNR-FM Reno (public radio), March 1990朅pril 1991.


  


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