INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCH
School of Advanced Study * University of London
Transnational and Translingual Urban Writing: WORKSHOP
Monday 25 June 2018: 9.00am-6.00pm. Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Refreshments and lunch provided.
This symposium aims to examine cultural manifestations of the movement and encounter between nations, cultures and languages in urban environments. It will straddle the literary disciplines as well as art history, architecture, visual studies, film studies, cultural geography and theory.
ATTENDANCE FREE. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/15865
Panel One: Architecture and Urbanisation
Kathleen James-Chakraborty (UCD, School of Art History and Cultural Policy): Modernism at the Margins?
Michael Grass (German Studies, Warwick): The Concrete Utopia – Perceptions of the Transnational Momentum in Post-War Architecture
Hugh Campbell (UCD, School of Architecture): History Images: how photography depicts change in contemporary China
Panel Two: Francophone Perspectives
Douglas Smith (UCD, French Studies): The French Hexagon: Nation-State or Transnational Space?
Anna-Louise Milne (ULIP, French Studies): Managing the Noise of New Encounters: Municipal Libraries in Neighbourhoods of Dense Recent Migration
Mary Gallagher (UCD, Francophone Studies): Life, Death and Culture: Representations of Commonality and Community in the Postcolonial City in Contemporary Francophone Writing from ‘Bleep’ Countries
Panel Three: Fluid Practices
Finola O’Kane Crimmins (UCD, School of Architecture): Fluid Foundations: the Formation of the Town of Darien, Georgia, U.S. and the Surrounding Rice Plantations of the Irishman, Senator Pierce Butler
Naomi Wells, (IMLR, Sociolinguistics): Speaking and Writing in and on the City: Urban Translingual and Transnational Writing as Quotidian Practice
Peter Jones (IHR, History): Over the Water: Transnational Cultural Crossings in the South London Music Hall
Panel Four: Writing the City
Maria Roca Lizarazu (IMLR, German Studies): “Die Stadt, die nie vergessen kann” – The Holocaust as Transnational Memory in Robert Menasse’s Die Hauptstadt (2017)
Catherine Barbour (IMLR, Spanish Studies): Translingual Encounters: Urban Migrant Identities in Spanish-Romanian Writing
Britta Jung (UCD HI Postdoctoral Fellow): Porosity and the City: The Migrant Experience in Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer's La Superba (2013)
This event is part of the Open World Research Initiative ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’, Translingual Strand.
Institute of Modern Languages Research
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Senate House | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HU | UK
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