Multilingualisms in World Literature Conference
Date: 18 January 2018Time: 9:15 AM
Finishes: 20 January 2018Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 116 and SG36 (see full programme)
Type of Event: Conference
The conference is organised by the World Literatures strand of the Creative Multilingualism research programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of its flagship Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).
This project will explore multilingualism’s revolutionary potential and creative force in language, literature, thought and the visual arts.
Papers will examine the flowering of multilingualism from the long nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, and explore the many codes inherent in a single linguistic system or single regional cultural complex. We collectively work through the impact of this diversity on linguistic, literary and cultural creativity.
Registration begins at 9:15am on January 18th in the Main campus building room 116. Guests will be welcomed and our first panel of the day will take place here.
At 1pm we head over to the SOAS conference suite in the north block of Senate House, where we will resume proceedings.
Thursday 18 January
Borders of Language
Belonging in Words
Wine Reception and Multilingual Poetry with TransARTation
Friday 19 January
Multilingual fiction in practise with Ines Labarta
Poetics of Sound
Saturday 20 January
19th Century Multilingualism
Interactive Lunch – The multilingual museum
Reading the Discipline
We will post the full schedule on the conference page on the Creative Multilingualism website in due course.
This event is Free but please register via Eventbrite.
The initial Call for Papers is archived here.