16
Sep 16

HLBLL: “Capitalizing on Catalan Singularity”

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

“Capitalizing on Catalan Singularity”

Professor Kathryn Woolard (UC San Diego), Mercè Rodoreda Chair in Catalan Studies

About the lecture:

The theme of “singularity” appears in varying discourses surrounding the Catalan language, from the Catalan language policy law of 1998 to the Spanish Socialist Party’s reponse to the Catalan sovereignty movement in 2016. This presentation focuses on one notable use of the theme, in the promotion of Catalan culture at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2007. Professor Woolard considers the placement and pragmatics of the concept of singularity in relation to discourses of Catalan’s “own language” (la llengua pròpia) and nation on the one hand, and to late modern market discourses of branding on the other.

Professor Kathryn Woolard

About Dr. Woolard:

Kathryn Woolard is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is author of Double Talk: Bilingualism and the Politics of Ethnicity in Catalonia (Standord 1989/2014) and Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia (Oxford University Press, 2016), and co-editor of Language Ideologies: Practice and Theory (Oxford, 1998). Willard has been named recipient of the Ramon Llull International Prize for 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.


02
Oct 15

HLBLL: “La lengua catalana, entre la identidad y el mercado global”

“La lengua catalana, entre la identidad y el mercado global”

A lecture by

Professor Toni Mollà, Universitat de València

El ponente realizará una presentación teórica y diagnóstico de la situación social de la lengua catalana partiendo del análisis de los nuevos factores y actores incorporados en la era de la información y la globalización económica y cultural.

Toni Mollà es periodista y sociólogo. Profesor de Estructura de la Comunicación en la Universitat de València (Spain). Investigador de las políticas lingüísticas y culturales públicas. Autor, así mismo, de ensayos literarios y obras de no-ficción.

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is cosponsored by:

institut ramon llull


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