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March 2018

A New Language – a new life? Translingual literature by contemporary women writers

March 1
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This symposium will bring together scholars working on translingual women’s writing in the language fields of Italian, French and German. We will explore the particular richness of texts produced by writers in languages that are not their mother tongues. Among the questions we will explore are the following: • Is translingual writing perceived by the authors in question as a liberation and a new beginning, or as a requirement demanded by the literary market? • How does the particular attention…

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International Symposium on Translingual and Transcultural Studies

March 21 - March 22

This international symposium aims to contribute to the intellectual and multidisciplinary framework of studying translingual and transcultural communication that will help develop a better understanding of key issues in the practice of this important and complex field of research. Jointly organized by Zhejiang University (China) and Durham University (UK), the symposium brings together scholars who have shared interests in this exciting area of inquiry. They examine the role of language in translingual and transcultural communication, identity formation, the negotiation of…

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April 2018

Translating rights: indigenous language policy as practice in Hispanicised Latin America

April 26 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Professor Rosaleen Howard is Chair of Hispanic Studies at Newcastle University. She joined the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool in July 2005 and works on the anthropology and sociolinguistics of the Andes. Her research is based on field work in areas where both Spanish and Quechua are spoken (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). Her PhD dealt with Quechua oral storytelling in highland Ecuador. Since then she has published…

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June 2018

Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: interdisciplinary and international contexts

June 8
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Paris was the principal centre of surrealist activity and the focus of connections between surrealist literature, ethnology, sociology, visual arts and music. The links between surrealism and the emerging disciplines of ethnology and ethnomusicology redefined the concept of exoticism in France and were the subject of a good deal of polemical debate. However, connections between surrealism and music have been little explored, although it is clear the movement had a decisive influence on major French composers such as Pierre Boulez,…

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Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: Alexander Soares Recital

June 8 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Paris was the principal centre of surrealist activity and the focus of connections between surrealist literature, ethnology, sociology, visual arts and music. It is clear the movement had a decisive influence on major French composers such as Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and André Jolivet. Join us for a piano recital of relevant French repertoire by the outstanding young pianist Alexander Soares. Praised as a pianist of “huge intensity” (The Telegraph), Alexander Soares is developing a reputation as an artist of…

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