Data from Transnational Mod Languages (09-2018)

  • Charles Burdett (Creator)
  • Carlo Pirozzi (Contributor)



Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and translation in Modern Italian Cultures
(AHRC funded)

PI Charles Burdett, University of Bristol.
CIs Jenny Burns (Warwick), Loredana Polezzi (Warwick), Derek Duncan (St Andrews), Margaret Hills de Zarate (QMU)

RAs: Barbara Spadaro (Bristol), Carlo Pirozzi (St Andrews), Marco Santello (Warwick) Naomi Wells (Warwick)

Below is a short description of the project: a longer description of the digital outputs of the project is attached in the accompanying technical plan of the project.

In the 150 year history of Italy as a nation state, communities identified as Italian have formed in many parts of the world, while in the past 30 years Italy has also become a destination country for migrants from a variety of national, religious and ethnic backgrounds. The project concentrates on a series of exemplary cases, representative of the geographic, historical and linguistic map of Italian mobility. Focussing on the cultural associations that each community has formed, the project examines the wealth of publications and materials that are associated with these organizations.

An important part of the project is the open access website that will present the findings of all the researchers and engage visitors from all the audiences with which the project will engage. The website will provide a history of each cultural association and a description of the written, photographic, filmic and other resources of each organization. There will be a section on the associations´┐Ż representation of their culture of origin; on their view of the culture of destination; on their use of and attitudes towards language and translation; on their representation of the past; on the interaction of collective and individual identity; on the representation of essential life experiences; on events within the life of the community.
Date made available18 Sept 2018
PublisherUniversity of Bristol

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