Living in Languages Colloquium

Living in Languages Colloquium 2022

UAlbany’s Department of English and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will be presenting the third Living in Languages Colloquium in Spring 2022. It will once again be focused on issues of “translation” broadly understood, in a literal but also expanded sense that can address not only questions of reading and ideology, nor only core theorists whose focus on this topic remains vital, but also translation understood as exile, displacement geographical and linguistic, and translation in our era of twitter consciousness, warring media bubbles, and the screen as public space.

As usual, this event will take place in late March, on Zoom, with panels accounting for time differences in International Scholar presentations. Panels will involve faculty response from moderators and general Q&A.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Jeanette Altarriba, CAS Dean. The event will be opened by Dr. Gilbert Valverde, Vice Provost for the Center for International Education and Global Strategy.

We hope that our graduate students in English and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and other departments will consider participating. We welcome submissions for 15-minute presentations of your original work. To ensure participation, please:

• Provide a 500-word abstract by January 31, 2022 to the emails provided below.

The Colloquium Planning Committee members include, Andrew Brooks, Rumi Coller-Takahashi, Nikki Cosentino, Caitlin Fanning, Anastasios Karnazes, Nerisha De Nil Padilla Cruz, Yolande Schutter, and Sarah Zahed.

Please email Helen Elam in English helam@albany.edu or Ilka Kressner in LLC ikressner@albany to indicate interest as per above.