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May 2019

Across Languages: Translingualism in Contemporary Women’s Writing

May 30, 2019 at 9:00 am - May 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Keynote speakers: Anna-Louise Milne (University of London Institute in Paris), Rebecca L. Walkowitz (Rutgers University) A Reading and Discussion with Katja Petrowskaja (Vielleicht Esther) and translator Shelley Frisch of the English translation, Maybe Esther, is scheduled as part of the conference on 30 May under the series Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation. This conference is organised by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) in collaboration with the AHRC Open World Research Initiative project 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community'. It follows on from…

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June 2019

Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

June 6, 2019 at 9:00 am - June 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Venue: University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW CONFERENCE HOME PAGE Since Appadurai wrote on the intertwined phenomena of electronic media and migration as disruptive and defining features of modern subjectivity (1996), the relationship between digital technologies and diasporic communities has emerged as a critical area of study across a number of disciplines. However, such research risks remaining isolated within disciplinary silos, often despite the similar processes, practices and materials studied. This conference aims to inspire greater dialogue…

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Configuring ‘World Theatre’

June 20, 2019 - June 21, 2019
University of Edinburgh

Keynote speaker: Professor Osita Okagbue (Professor of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths University of London). Conference organisers: Julia Prest and Michael Wood (University of Edinburgh) The purpose of the conference is to unite scholars from Modern Languages departments and related disciplines within the Arts and Humanities for two days of discussion on the topic of World Theatre. Within the Anglophone and European contexts, 'World Theatre' still tends to be understood as referring to the research of separate national theatrical traditions…

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New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference

June 27, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Manchester Metropolitan University

The Manchester Metropolitan University announces its New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference, which will bring together international researchers in all areas of Modern Languages, Pedagogy and Transmedia. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Alex Saum-Pascual (University of Berkeley, California), Robert Pratten (Conducttr). Conference organisers: Dr Daniel Escandell, Mrs Marta F Suarez, Dr Carmen Herrero (Manchester Metropolitan University). BOOKING TO OPEN SHORTLY Supported by the Institute of Modern Languages Research Regional Conference Scheme, and OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community -…

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September 2019

Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society

September 5, 2019 at 9:00 am - September 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The University of Edinburgh, South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL United Kingdom

Languages travel and adapt to the new circumstances faced by their speakers. The growth of the Spanish language has always been transnational in nature, insofar as any expansion has been grounded in cultural and economic exchange. Therefore, at this conference, we wish to bring together those with scholarly interests in the situation of the Spanish language in the contemporary world. Almost twenty years into the new millennium, we want to reflect on how Spanish speakers, be they in their countries…

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