A New Language – a new life? Translingual literature by contemporary women writers

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

This symposium will bring together scholars working on translingual women’s writing in the language fields of Italian, French and German. We will explore the particular richness of texts produced by writers in languages that are not their mother tongues. Among the questions we will explore are the following: • Is translingual writing perceived by the […]

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

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

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 […]

Fulfilling Indigenous Peoples’ and Minority Rights to Culture and Language

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

The conference is supported by the Cassal Trust Fund and OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, and is jointly convened by the Human Rights Consortium, the Institute of Modern Languages Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London), and Brunel University Law School - also in association with Senate House Library and the 12th Native Spirit […]

Languages of Moscow

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

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, […]

Cartonera: Latin American Cardboard Books

The British Library 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Cartonera is a contemporary publishing phenomenon that lies at the intersection between cultural trend and social movement, artistic intervention and community project. Known in Latin America as editoriales cartoneras, they are often referred to as ‘cardboard publishers’, because one feature that unites the diverse publishing projects is the material from which they make their books: […]

Across Languages: Translingualism in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

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 […]

Celebrating Multilingualism on the Page and in the Classroom

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London

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 […]