The 'Crossing Boundaries: Language, Culture and Migration' Symposium will be held at UQ St Lucia Campus on 28-29 November 2019. The symposium will explore multilingual and multicultural texts, films, art, the classroom, and daily lives, and to understand these spaces in terms of "transcultural" or "translanguaging" practices. By bringing together scholars of diverse fields of study and diverse language and cultural disciplines, we hope to elucidate the powers and pitfalls of translanguaging. 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Associate Professor Natalie Edwards - from University of Adelaide, an expert in translanguaging in Francophone migrant women’s writing. She is author and editor of many books and is currently leading an ARC Discovery Grant entitled “Transnational Selves: French Narratives of Migration to Australia.”

Associate Professor Alison Levine - from University of Virginia, an expert in documentary who publishes on nation, space and boundaries. Her books include Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary and Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France.

Emeritus Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden - from SciencesPo Paris, a political scientist and expert on European citizenship and migration who has recently published on memory of immigration and immigrant memory. Co-funded by the French Embassy and Alliance Française.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 8am - 5pm
Venue: Forgan Smith Building #1, room E215
Program:
8:30 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:15 – Opening remarks 
9:15 – 9:30 – Acknowledgement of Country
9:30 – 10:30 – Keynote speaker Associate Professor Natalie Edwards (The University of Adelaide)
11:00 – 17:00 – Panel presentations in room 1-E216 (Register here for panel presentations)
18:00 - 20:30
– An Evening with Hiromi Itō: Border-Crossing Poetry and Q&A, room 1-E302. (Register here for the evening event)

Professor Hiromi Itō, an internationally acclaimed Japanese poet who has won a number of prestigious literary awards since the late 1970s. She spent two decades in USA before returning to Japan, where she is Professor of literature at Waseda University. She has appeared in numerous
international poetry festivals, conferences and workshops.

Date: Friday 29 November
Time: 8am - 5pm
Venue: Forgan Smith Building #1, room E215
Program
8:30 – 9:30 – Registration
9:30 – 10:30 – Keynote speaker Emeritus Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po, Paris)
11:00 – 12:30 –  Panel presentations in room 1-E216 (Register here for panel presentations)
13:30 – 14:30 – Keynote speaker Professor Alison Levine (The University of Virginia)
14:45 – 18:00 –  Panel presentations in room 1-E216 (Register here for panel presentations)


View all abstracts and bios for keynote speaker and panel presentation speakers. 

 

For more of our border-crossing research at the School of Languages and Cultures, please click here.

About Crossing Boundaries: Language, Culture and Migration Symposium

'The Crossing Boundaries: Languages, Culture and Migration' Symposium will be held at UQ St Lucia Campus on 28-29 November 2019. The symposium will explore multilingual and multicultural texts, films, art, the classroom, and daily lives, and to understand these spaces in terms of "transcultural" or "translanguaging" practices. By bringing together scholars of diverse fields of study and diverse language and cultural disciplines, we hope to elucidate the powers and pitfalls of translanguaging. 

 

Venue

Forgan Smith Building #1
UQ St Lucia Campus
Room: 
E215