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National, Transnational, Translational: A Lecture by Loredana Polezzi (Oct. 15)

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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?


Loredana Polezzi (Prof. of Translation Studies at Cardiff University, UK) uses the ‘Italian case’ for a broader rethinking of key notions such as ‘fluency’, ‘native speaker’ and ‘mother tongue’ across various languages. Join us for an engaging lecture filled with examples taken from popular music, translingual writing and the visual arts.

This program addresses questions that are at the core of fields such as world languages (English included), linguistics, writing, and by extension the arts and humanities, but it really speaks to any field that is interested in understanding how we carry messages across boundaries and how we make these boundaries porous.

Mon. Oct. 15 at 6:30-8:30pm
Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business

For more information see the event webpage and flyer about the event.
RSVP required by Fri. Oct. 12
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Organized and sponsored by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University. In collaboration with the Italian and the French Programs (Modern Language and Literatures)

Officially presented in connection with the 2018 Italian Language in the World, an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Theme: “Italian and the Web: Social Networks for the Italian Language”)