National, Transnational, Translational: Re-Thinking Italian in a Multilingual Landscape

Oct 11, 2018 615

A Lecture by Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff University, UK). Monday October 15, 2018 6:30-8:30pm. Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business. Montclair State UNiversity. 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA PLEASE RSVP HERE by Oct. 12, 2018. Introductory remarks: Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, MSU). Greetings: Kathleen Loysen (Head of Translation Program in French, MSU)

What is the space occupied by national languages and cultures in the contemporary world? And what role does translation play in a multilingual landscape, where contact with multiple languages is an integral part of our everyday life rather than a feature of discreet encounters with the foreign? Taking as its starting point research carried out by the project ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures’, the talk will discuss the move from a national model of Italian language and culture to a transnational perspective which foregrounds the constitutive role of mobility and translation in shaping our experience of what we call ‘Italian’.

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