FIPLV/NBR Conference “Future of Languages”

04-14-2020 at 1:31 PM

COVID-19

Dear all.

The unfolding corona virus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected all our lives in the past few weeks. As authorities work to contain the spread of the virus, many national and international events have been postponed. Due to continued uncertainties, the organizers of the conference, Future of Languages 2020, due to take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, this coming June, have decided to postpone the event until next summer.

The NBR/FIPLV biannual conference Future of Languages will therefore be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, June 10 and 11, 2021. The published program and registrations will be transferred to the 2021 event. 

By January 2021, the organizers will re-send the call for papers and request re-confirmation from registered participants who have already paid. Accepted papers will also be transferred to next year’s conference.

Should participants wish to withdraw from the conference, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded. The remaining 25% will cover expenses already incurred. For a refund, please write to foflanguages@hi.is before May 31, 2020.

We regret that it has come to this, but we must consider participants’ health and well-being. We look forward to welcoming you to Iceland in 2021.

With best regards.

Dr. Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir
President of STÍL
Chair of the organizing committee

Call for Papers

The conference Future of Languages will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 2020. The venue is at the University of Iceland, “Veröld – the home of Vigdís” building, named after Iceland´s former president, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first and only UNESCO Ambassador of Languages. The program will be partly theoretical and partly practical as we join forces to learn from each other’s experiences and practices, while simultaneously gaining knowledge about future perspectives and challenges. Panels will be organized in different languages, even if English will be the main language of communication.

The daily program will open and close with a plenary lecture, while numerous parallel sessions will operate simultaneously within the same building. Suggestions for outstanding speakers are still welcomed (send to holmfr@hi.is).

Reading goes on!

04-01-2020 at 11:40 AM

Last Friday Reading Club presents a short report on what has been done / read / discussed so far:

  • The LFRC members meet once a month (every last Friday) to discuss the book of their (democratic) choice. As stated in the Club invitation, preference is given to acknowledged contemporary writers from different countries and different cultures.
  • The first four sessions were held in Menų spaustuvės Infoteka (menuspaustuve.lt); the latest session – March 27- was organized in three formats: FB group discussion, Skype chat, e-mail shared notes/impressions.
  • Books and authors:

November 2019 – “Beguni” . O.Tokarczuk  („Bėgūnai”) ;

December 2019 – “El Amante Japones” . I. Allende („Meilužis japonas “)

January 2020 – “Dans le jardin de l’ogre”. L. Slimani („Žmogėdros sode”)

February 2020 – “The Garden of Evening Mists”. Tan Twan Eng („Vakaro Miglų sodas”)

March 2020 – “Geschichte vom alten Kind”. J. Erpenbeck  („Istorija apie seną vaiką”)

  • At present there are 12 members; working languages are Lithuanian, English, Russian, French.

For further information contact Olga Medvedeva medolga0707@gmail.com

A successful launch of the LKPA Reading Club

12-05-2019 at 3:26 PM

On 29 November 2019 a group of readers came to Infoteka ( Arts Publishing House) in Vilnius for the first session of the Last Friday Reading Club initiated by O. Medvedeva for LKPA members and for all those who are interested in reviving the well-known tradition of reading and discussing. The new Club, which will focus on reading contemporary authors from different countries, meet on the last Friday of every month. During the first session the readers spoke about their expectations and wishes, such as sharing reflections and self-reflection induced by the read books, exchanging opinions about translation and literary research. All that should differ from common practice of discussing books and authors without having read them!

The first session focused on Beguni by Olga Tokarczuk (BĖGŪNAI. O. Tokarzcuk. V: Rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2019, iš lenkų kalbos vertė Vyturys Jarutis), the participants spoke about the interplay between content and form, the peculiarities of the author’s style, and her place among the Nobel and Man Booker prize winners.

The meeting on 27 December will be dedicated to El amante japonés by Isabel Allende (Meilužis japonas. I.Allende.V.: Alma Littera, 2017). All LKPA members are invited to join!

Dr. Ina Dagytė- Mituzienė

MultiMeDialecTranslation 8 – Dialect Translation in Multimedia

10-07-2019 at 3:39 PM

7-9 May 2020, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University, Lithuania

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Dialect translation in multimedia (MultiMeDialecTranslation 8) which will be held on 7-9 May 2020 at the Institute of Language, Literature and Translation Studies, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University.

Sustainable Multilingualism 2019

11-13-2018 at 10:43 AM

24-25 May, 2019
Kaunas, Lithuania

The conference aims at bringing together scholars and language education professionals to share their research insights and discuss the issues relevant to the development of individual and societal multilingualism, including language policy, linguistic human rights, plurilingual pedagogy and language education in higher education.