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PhD Forum: Worldmaking in Process

PhD Forum

Language Acts and Worldmaking examines language as a material and historical force which acts as the means by which individuals construct their personal, local, transnational and spiritual identities - the ‘worldmaking’ process. Learning a language means understanding the historicity of concepts, beliefs and social practices - how they operate in the past and present. 

The Language Acts and Worldmaking PhD students - based at, and collaborating between King's College London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Westminster and the Open University - have invited fellow PhD students to discuss and present future theses in an interactive, relaxed and multimodal manner. In our work, we research linguistics, theatre, translation, language teaching and learning and literature. Through the Language Acts and Worldmaking PhD Forum, we hope to enable PhD students to showcase their work amongst others from similar fields of study.

For any questions and queries contact ella.martin@kcl.ac.uk.

For a pdf copy of the cfp, please click here.

For a pdf copy of the programme and abstracts, click here.

Part of the Language Acts and Worldmaking Worldmaking Fair.

Phd Forum programme