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June 2018

Transnational and Translingual Urban Writing

June 25 at 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This symposium aims to examine cultural manifestations of the movement and encounter between nations, cultures and languages in urban environments. It will straddle the literary disciplines as well as art history, architecture, visual studies, film studies, cultural geography and theory. Architecture and Urbanisation Francophone Perspectives Fluid Practices Writing the City CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAMME AND BOOKING

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Chartered College of Teaching Languages Summer Symposium

June 30 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This one-day event brings together leading thinkers in Modern Languages pedagogy from secondary schools and universities to share ideas and best practice, and to celebrate collaboration across the MFL community. The symposium will open with a headline address from Professor Neil Kenny (British Academy Lead Fellow for Languages) on the future of MFL in the UK. Delegates will have a choice of talks from four streams throughout the day: • MFL in Higher Education • Classroom Practice • Teaching and…

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July 2018

Critical Reflections on Multilingual Research Practice

July 3 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Increasing numbers of researchers are engaging in studies involving complex contexts of ‘superdiversity’ and participants who have a broad range of linguistic repertoires and communication needs. Yet there are often limited opportunities for scholars to exchange knowledge and experience on key conceptual, epistemological and methodological questions. This event invites critical reflection on what it means to conduct research multilingually. It is anchored around examples of recent research projects that help to shed light on questions facing researchers interested in investigating…

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Beyond Words: Multimodal Encounters in Translation

July 5 at 9:00 am - July 6 at 4:00 pm
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DT United Kingdom
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Research into the theory and practice of translation has traditionally focused on the conversion of source texts into target texts. However, during the past decade the rise and sprawl of digital media has ensured that interconnections between different visual, aural, and oral modalities have acquired much greater cultural prominence – a development that has destabilised certain time-honoured translation-theoretic paradigms. This shift has directed critical attention towards acts of translation involving more than one modality. Moving beyond text-to-text translation, pioneering work…

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