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June 2018

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

June 8, 2018
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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July 2018

Critical Reflections on Multilingual Research Practice

July 3, 2018 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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November 2018

Jóvenes Latino Americanas Sin Fronteras

November 3, 2018 at 11:00 am - December 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
ATD Fourth World, 48 Addington Square, London SE5 7LB

A series of civic participation and creative leadership workshops for Young Latin American Women and Girls aged 14-21, promoting leadership opportunities and positive appreciations of the participants’ own multilingual identities and capabilities. The workshops will run every Saturday at 11-2pm (lunch provided) from Saturday 4th November, with a final public event on Saturday 15th December. Regular participants will receive a certificate from the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. Please register here Organised by Latin American Women's Rights Service,…

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January 2019

Workshops on Computer-Assisted Literary Translation (CALT) at Swansea University

January 25, 2019 at 9:00 am - January 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Swansea University, Keir Hardie Building 149, College of Arts and Humanities, Sketty SA2 8PP

Swansea Translating and Interpreting Group is delighted to announce two 2-day workshops at Swansea University on Computer-Assisted Literary Translation (CALT) – part of the Open World Research Initiative: "Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community" - Translingual Strand, with additional support from Swansea’s Language Research Centre. First Workshop: 25-26 January 2019 Keynote speaker Prof. Dorothy Kenny, Professor in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University, editor of Human Issues in Translation Technology (Routledge, 2017): “Corpora, Machines and Literary Translation. A Guided…

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March 2019

Languages of Moscow

March 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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image: Kievskaya Station, Moscow Metro The “Languages of Moscow” project investigates urban multilingualism from the perspectives of language function, education and language policy, among others. The main aims of the project are to study and explain linguistic diversity, the dynamics of language/culture contact, language shifts and identity construction strategies in the Russian capital. The ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious diversity of Moscow – Europe’s largest city - is under-researched and in urgent need of investigation. It is fascinating to examine…

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