Call for abstracts: Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality, Sheffield Hallam University, England

Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality CFP

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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