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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

Celebrating Multilingualism on the Page and in the Classroom

June 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Are you a literary translator interested in multilingual writing? Or a secondary school English teacher with multilingual students in your classes? Join us for an afternoon of parallel workshops exploring how hybrid identities express themselves creatively on the page and in the classroom, and how you can harness that creativity in your work. The workshops are followed by a bilingual reading and Q&A with author Susana Chávez-Silverman. 2.00–3.30pm: WORKSHOP A: Translating Multilingually: Ethics and Practice This workshop, led by Ellen…

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September 2019

Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation

September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019

A conference of the UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and supported by OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community - Translingual Strand. Click here for more details and to view the programme Global mass migration on an unprecedented scale; dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean by refugees fleeing persecution and warfare; the loss of family and friends; the loss of home; the challenge of integrating the…

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October 2019

Translating Women: Breaking Borders and Building Bridges in the English-language Book Industry

October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Deadline: 17 May 2019 Conference dates: 31 October - 1 November 2019, Senate House, University of London Organisers: Dr Olga Castro (Aston University), co-editor of Feminist Translation Studies (Routledge, 2017). Dr Helen Vassallo (University of Exeter), principal investigator of the Translating Women project. Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR/OWRI, co-director Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing). Translated literature notoriously accounts for only 3.5% of published literature in the English-language book market, and less than one-third of this is women-authored. Women…

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November 2019

Making Theatre in Exile

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampstead Jazz Club (Duke of Hamilton Pub), 23-25 New End Road
London, NW3 1JD United Kingdom
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Delving into a suitcase full of sketches, songs and letters, the theatre group  brings to life the story of the Laterndl theatre in Hampstead, established by a group of exile actors and writers from Nazi-occupied Austria during the Second World War. Rekindling the Viennese tradition of political cabaret, they reflect on their new surroundings and hopes for the future, and bring a beacon of light to the 30,000-strong traumatised refugee community. The Laterndl received wide critical acclaim and soon came to symbolise the community's resistance…

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