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Debate 1: Language Acts and Worldmaking Research. Back to the Debates

Tuesday 14th March 2023, 6–7.30pm GMT, Language Resource Centre (Room K-1.072, first basement) of the King’s Building), Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS

Chair: Professor Catherine Boyle

A panel of researchers from the Language Acts and Worldmaking team discuss recent and forthcoming publications with respondents and look forward to the future work of the research centre. Panellists discuss topics such as challenging the university curriculum, languages activism and how language was used globally during the pandemic.

  1. Worlding Language Studies
    1. Presentation: Rachel Scott, AbdoolKarim Vakil and Julian Weiss (King’s College London)
    2. Respondents: Nicholas Harrison (King’s College London); Ruth Hemus (Royal Holloway University of London)
  2. Worldmaking and Activism
    1. Presentation: Sophie Stevens (University of East Anglia)
    2. Respondents: Gail Bulman (University of Syracuse) and Alicia Kent (King’s College London)
  3. Worldmaking in the Time of Covid-19
    1. Presentation: Catherine Boyle (KCL) and Renata Brandão (University of East London)
    2. Respondent: Sarah Maitland, (Goldsmiths University of London)

A drinks reception will take place in the Language Resource Seminar Room (K-1.07.3, first basement) from 7:30–8pm

The Debate will be held in hybrid form. The link to join online will be sent once you have enrolled on Eventbrite.

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