Programme for the 2018 conference

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We are happy to present the programme for the Languages and the First World War conference 2018, at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU on 10th September, and the Brussels campus of the KU Leuven, Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 26, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium on 12th September.

Booking can now be done for the two days separately via

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/languages-and-the-first-world-ii-london-leg-10-september-tickets-43555399372

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/languages-and-the-first-world-ii-brussels-leg-12-september-tickets-43602393934?aff=erelpanelorg

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London Day (9 – 6.15):

Arf a mo cards copyMark Connelly, Professor of History, University of Kent – The language of guidebooks to the Western Front, 1919-1939

Kayla Campana, The University of Central Florida – The gendering of terms for nurses’ trauma

Ugo Pavan Dala Torre, independent scholar – The language of Italian disabled ex-servicemen

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Amanda Laugesen, Director, Australian National Dictionary Centre (keynote speaker) – War words and the evolution of Australian remembrance of the Great War, 1919-1939

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Julia Ribeiro, Université Paris Nanterre – The choice of poetic language and the establishment of identities and communities in the First World War

Mādālina Serbov, Ovidius University of Constanţa, România – The Lipovenian-Russian comunities in the Danube Delta during the First Worl War

Fiona Houston, University of Aberdeen– The lexical development of the word ‘propaganda’

Lunch

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Chris Kempshall, University of Sussex – Insults between the entente powers at the end of the war

Gegely Bodok, Clio Institute, Budapest – Laughed Death: humour and jokes in Hungary during the First World War

Jonathon Green, independent scholar – Swearing in T E Lawrence’s The Mint

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Cristina Rogojina, University Ovidius of Constanta, Romania – Romanian writers who fought in the First World War and how the war influenced their writing

Lucinda Borket-Jones, Open University – Warring tongues: ‘Kultur’ versus ‘culture’ in writing of the First World War (Ford Madox Ford)

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Professor Nevena Dakovic, Dept. of History and Theory, FDA/UoA, Belgrade  – Multimedia language of the great war: Stanislav Krakov

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Dr Anne Samson, The Great War in Africa Association – Language in the East Africa Campaign, 1914-1918

Guido Latré, Professor of English Literature and Culture, Louvain-la-Neuve – Languages and cultures in Van Walleghem’s war diaries

Meic Birtwistle, independent scholar – Welsh impromptu songs for soldiers on leave

 

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Brussels Day (9.15 – 6.10)

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Marguerite Helmers, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (keynote speaker) – The rhetoric of avoidance

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Gwendal Piégais – Russian interpreters operating in France during the war

Luc Vandeweyer, Belgian National Archives – The role of the language border in Belgium in the expansionist plans of the German occupiers

Stefano Banno, University of Trento – Italian in the Berliner Lautarchiv

Lunch

Signalling in the First World War – Vintage signals team demonstration

Iaroslav Golubinov, independent scholar – Slang words for food in 1917 Russia – video presentation

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Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History, University of Leeds (keynote speaker) – Culture clashes: Belgian refugees in Yorkshire

 

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Miguel Brandão, Faculty of Arts of Porto – Humour in Portuguese newspapers (1914-1918) – what could war-related humour tell us about the Great War?

Dr Sarah Duncan, independent scholar – ‘Dear Little Scalliwag’:  Letters from a father to his children, 1915-16

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refugeesFabian van Samang, senior editor of the ‘Journal of the League for Human Rights’ –
Armenia and the language of genocide

 

Harun Buljina, Columbia University – Bosnia’s Polyglot Pan-Islamists between Empire and Nation State, 1914-1920

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Javier Alcalde, University of Barcelona – Esperanto during the First World War

Lucy Moore, Leeds Museums & Galleries – Museums, languages & commemoration: a case study from Leeds

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We hope to see you at the conference, which certainly pushes the subject area into new and exciting territories. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions, and we are discussing with an international publisher the production of a volume of essays from the conference.

Do feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

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