SOAS University of London

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

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

Seeing Language

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.