Fall-Winter-Summer 2017-2018 


March 2, 2018. How languages and emotions affect the heart and mind of multilingues by Jean-Marc Dewaele.  Time and place will be determined shortly. Jean-Marc Dewaele (PhD in French linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1993) is professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences considering psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism.  He has published a lot on the topic of emotion, including a monograph (2013) entitled Emotions in Multiple Languages and a number of studies with Peter MacIntyre (Cap Breton University) on Foreign Language Enjoyment and Foreign Language Anxiety. 

November 30, 2017. On Movement and Freedom by Gita Hashemi. Thursday November 30, 4 to 6 pm in YH-A102 Speaking about her performance project “Declarations I: On the Move” that took place from February to April, 2016 as a journey along the “refugee route” in Europe, Gita Hashemi will reflect on the pivotal functions of language and translation in her work and in the movement of bodies across contentious terrains.

November 21, 2017. Chinese Citizens’ use of media, Then, Now and Next by Yin le.  Tuesday November 21st, from 11 am to 12pm , Glendon Hall, BMO Conference room, Glendon Campus. Professor YIN Le, Director of the Department of Media Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing) analyzes trends in media use among Chinese citizens. The researcher presents a critical account of the transformation of traditional media in China and talks about the impact of the development of its new media industry (digital TV, social media such as WeChat, micro-blogs, advertising and information sources) and how their uses generate significant societal changes.

November 14, 2017. Alula for posterity (autobiography of translation) by Nathanaël. Tuesday November 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm York Hall A301, Glendon Campus “Translation is a name by which a work falls into competition with itself.” Such is one of the claims of this talk which proposes itself as a (disobedient) taxonomy of screaming, in which the cinema is summoned to its mute appeal.  This event was made possible by the generous support of The Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies (University of Toronto); the Centre for Feminist Research (York University, Keele Campus); the Centre for Research in Language and Culture Contact (Glendon College); Professor Alain Baudot (GREF, Glendon College).



PAST EVENTS (2017-2018)

May 3, 2017. Opening of the new exhibit of the Canadian Language Museum. Read between the lines: 150 Years of Languages in Toronto.

June 2017. CRLCC Translation Research Summer School. Topic: Audiovisual Translation. Coordinator: Aurelia Klimkiewicz.

August 8-10, 2017. Association of French Language Studies Conference. Glendon College. Conference website.