News in Modern Languages

University of Birmingham hosts the 69th annual conference of the Association of Hispanists

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The 69th annual conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland took place at the University of Birmingham on March 25-26th.
Date:
15 May 2024

Symposium on Russophone Literary Diversity: Call for Papers

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Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, decolonising and decentring approaches to the study of Russophone literature and culture have become urgent tasks.
Date:
01 May 2024

New project on feminist translation

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Dr Hilary Brown will be leading a project over 2024-25 which will explore what feminist translation means in practice in the twenty-first century.
Date:
22 April 2024

“I first met Maryse Condé as a graduate student in 2005. From that day on, we remained in contact”

Professor Louise Hardwick with Maryse Condé in 2010
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Professor Louise Hardwick reflects on her two-decade relationship with the late Caribbean author and ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize-winner.
Date:
16 April 2024

Deepfake pop, the legacy of civil war & the impact of terror attacks - all at Hay Festival 2024

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Leading academics and experts from the University of Birmingham’s College of Arts and Law have been announced as part of this year’s Hay Festival lineup.
Date:
18 March 2024

From state propaganda to populist marketing ploy: the slippery meaning of International Women’s Day

 International Women's Day in 2022 in Spain.
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Sara Jones (University of Birmingham) and Maija Spurina (Latvian Academy of Culture) explore the contradictions of International Women’s Day around the world.
Date:
07 March 2024

Culture and the City – Towards a Collaborative Approach

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Birmingham City Council has announced a potential 100% cut to culture. Professor Sara Jones examines the need for a collaborative approach to the arts sector.
Date:
29 February 2024

COVID-19 Public Inquiry – Does our obedience rely on the obedience of others?

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Dr Elystan Griffith and Prof Martin Wagner (University of Calgary) consider obedience to law after former PM Boris Johnson appeared at Covid Inquiry.
Date:
18 January 2024

University convenes Birmingham’s top cultural organisations for action on sustainability

Culture Forward Sustainability event.
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Hosted by Birmingham Royal Ballet, the event saw 15 researchers from the College of Arts and Law lead discussions on how culture can promote sustainability.
Date:
07 December 2023

Translation workshops inspire pupils to see language learning as a creative activity

University of Birmingham School students in the translation workshop.
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Dr Emma Wagstaff recently organised several translation workshops, delivered to UoB school students by facilitators from the Stephen Spender Trust.
Date:
27 November 2023

Call for papers: Covid, Adaptation, Representation

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Papers Leading to publication(s) for online workshop 13 December 2023 from Lisa Downing, Nigel Harris and Andrew Watts of the Department of Modern Languages
Date:
06 November 2023

Memories of Hunger: History and Russia’s War against Ukraine

Statue of a small girl clutching ears of wheat to her chest at Ukraine’s National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide
Description:
The most recent Russian aggression in Ukraine has brought memories of previous wars and famines to the surface for many Ukrainian families.
Date:
02 November 2023
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