You are invited to join
The Journal of Romance Studies Annual Symposium: ‘Romance Languages in a Global Context’
Wednesday 26th June 2019, at 14:00-18:30
Senate House, London
The Journal of Romance Studies annual symposium celebrates excellence in modern languages research with a specific focus on the romance languages. Co-ordinated by the editors of the IMLR’s in-house journal published by LUP, the symposium presents cutting-edge research from researchers in Romance Studies and Modern Languages from across the UK and beyond.
The keynote speaker, Ruth Bush (University of Bristol), revisits the archives of two translators who worked extensively on ‘classic’ texts of francophone African literature – John Reed and Dorothy Blair – in order to consider contemporary translation imperatives in multilingual Senegal and Cameroon.
14:00 Romance Languages and Literatures in Africa
Emanuelle Santos, University of Birmingham: ‘New words, old worlds: World(-)literature and Portuguese-speaking Africa’
Eleanor K. Jones, University of Southampton: ‘Race and the “disabled mind” in Portuguese and British colonial southern Africa’
Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, Hofstra University (New York): ‘The valences of Spanish in contemporary African literary production’
15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:45 Keynote speaker: Ruth Bush, University of Bristol: ‘Decolonizing Romance Languages: on the translation imperative in African literary production’
17:00 Wine reception
All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please register in advance: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19604
The event will be followed by a wine reception.
Gordon Room, G34, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
See more here: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19604
Institute of Modern Languages Research
School of Advanced Study | University of London
Room 239 | Senate House | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HU | UK
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the UK’s national centre for the facilitation and promotion of research in the humanities and social sciences.