The conference. Languages Memory
In our first conference, Languages Memory, we want to enliven our awareness of the ways in which languages are experienced, practised, taught and researched. We will reflect upon the place of language learning and engage with the material and historical force of languages in the world.
Conference sessions all respond to the central theme of Languages Memory in innovative and creative ways, working across a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. Sessions will include expert panels, drama and soundscape workshops, poetry presentations, and autoethnographic reflections. The conference programme also includes a specially invited keynote address, and expert policy panel:
Keynote Lecture:Juan Luis Suárez, Director, CulturePlex
Language Policy, Expert Panel: Chair, Professor Terry Lamb, Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy, University of Westminster
Details of the conference sessions and the programme can be found here.
Alongside the main body of the conference, there will be a series of associated public events also related to the theme of Languages Memory:
Languages Inheritance, Author and Translator Roundtable, 19:30–20:30, 13 June 2018 This roundtable brings together international authors Mireille Gansel and Faïza Guène with literary translators Ros Schwartz and Sarah Ardizzone to discuss languages inheritance, and languages memory, across the writing and translation process. The roundtable will be followed by a reception in The Arcade, Bush House. Please note: this event is included in all conference tickets. Individual tickets for this event can also be booked here.
Migrant Shores, Poetry Reading, 18:00–19:00, 12 June 2018 This evening session includes readings of a selection poems by Galician, Irish, and Moroccan authors from the edited anthology Migrant Shores. In addition, invited reader Isaac Xubín will present a selection of his own work. The readings will be held in the P21 Gallery, a key partner of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project and a place where contemporary artistic statements are experienced and appreciated by an artistic community. Please note: this event is not included in conference tickets. Further details, including information on registration, can be found here.
The project. Language Acts and Worldmaking
Language Acts and Worldmaking explores the ways languages affect how we think and feel about ourselves, about other people, and about the world around us. Through six different research strands, we study how we learn languages, teach languages, and engage with our own culture and the cultures of others through languages.
For more details of both the project and the conference, please visit our website: www.languageacts.org
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