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November 2017

Ethnography and Modern Languages: Critical Reflections

November 4, 2017
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This workshop is intended to provide a forum to critically reflect on the position of ethnographic approaches and methods within Modern Languages research and teaching.   Booking for this event will open later in the year. Please check back for more details.

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Who tells your story? Latin America at the British Library

November 18, 2017

How will our stories be found and our lives remembered in the future? And how might our stories connect with those who’ve gone before? This workshop invites Latin Americans in the UK to explore these questions through the physical and online collections of the British Library. Participants will also share their own objects and materials such as songs, websites or books, as we explore what we would like to be remembered and what we may want to be lost or…

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April 2018

Contemporary Jewish Women’s Writing in Germany and Austria – A ‘Minor’ Literature?

April 27, 2018 at 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This one-day workshop aims to probe whether the label and concept of a ‘minor literature’ (Deleuze/Guattari, 1975) can be usefully applied to contemporary writing by female Jewish authors in Germany and Austria. The workshop will explore what the term ‘minor’ could mean and contribute when discussing a broad range of contemporary authors and their aesthetics and writing practices, images of the self/the other inside and outside of their works, forms of community building, and their relationship with the broader literary…

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May 2018

Embodied Encounters and the Senses in Modern Languages

May 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This half-day workshop will explore research across languages as an embodied, sensory process. Scholars working with film, literature and participatory methods will focus particularly on questions of positionality and the role the senses play in the experience of the languages, cultures and objects we research. We will explore the opportunities and challenges of carrying out projects and sharing findings with an ethnographically-informed attention to the self and the senses. Speakers: Maria Roca Lizarazu (IMLR/Warwick) Linde Luijnenburg (Warwick) Denise Kwan (Westminster) Naomi Wells (IMLR) The…

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