Transnationalizing Modern Languages

Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures

The ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages’ project investigates practices of linguistic and cultural interchange within communities and individuals, and explores the ways in which cultural translation intersects with linguistic translation in the everyday lives of human subjects within mobile and migrant communities. Using as its primary object of enquiry, the 150-year history of Italy as a nation state and its patterns of emigration and immigration, the project will develop a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages as a whole, one which puts the interaction of languages and cultures at its core.

The AHRC funds this project under their Translating Cultures theme to address the need for better understanding and communication between and across diverse cultures. It looks at the role of translation, understood in its broadest sense, in the transmission, interpretation and sharing of languages, values, beliefs, histories and narratives.

For more information about this project, please visit: www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk

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