Call for abstracts : Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality, Sheffield Hallam University, England
Languages and Cultures at Sheffield Hallam University,
City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2016
Abstract deadline : 31 March 2016
The concept of transnationality is increasingly common currency in the globalized world.
Modern Languages, both implicitly or explicitly, deals with the transnational aspects of cultures and, as a discipline, it is hence ideally suited to have societal impact on the construction of transnational education. Intercultural citizenship, in particular, is becoming a sine qua non in the Twenty-First Century. Modern Languages poses multicultural and multilingual questions about identity, subjectivity and alterity of past, present and future. As academics we represent institutional power and theoretical knowledge ; we are mediators between theoretical processes of conceptualization and practical moments of interpretation ; information brokers and hence in the fortunate positions to bring about social change.
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