School of Languages and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar Series 2014-15

"Reflecting on Identity: Narratives, Migration and Regions"

Room: MB257
Time: 4.30-5.30

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Teaching period 1

Wednesday 22 October 
The European Union's External Governance of Organised Crime as an expression of EU Actorness
Dr Helena Ferrand Carrapico, Politics and International Relations, Aston University

Wednesday 29 October 
Development Relations between the Visegrad Four and Georgia. Jumping on the Bandwagon?
Dr Balazs Szent-Ivanyi, Politics and International Relations, Aston University

Wednesday 5 November 
Narration, identity, nationhood and history: Kadare’s snapshot
Dr Robert Crawshaw, Lancaster University

Wednesday 12 November
Dialect and Identity in British Fiction 1800-1836: Understanding the Narrative Functions of Language Variation 
Dr Jane Hodson, University of Sheffield

Wednesday 19 November
Academic research as a positioning practice: negotiating identities in discourse
Professor Johannes Angermuller, University of Warwick

Wednesday 26 November
A Practitioner's Guide to Russia: a Land of Possibilities or Problems?
Dr Denis Dvornikov
, 'For Transparency of Justice' (NGO) and Moscow Regional Administration

Wednesday 3 December
Indexicalizing ethnolectal German in the film “Fack ju Goehte”
Professor Gertrud Reershemius, Aston University

Wednesday 10 December 
Assuming identities online – tracking and tracing the multiple linguistic identities of online paedophiles
Professor Tim Grant, Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University

Wednesday 17 December
Mapping the Spread of New Words
Dr Jack Grieve, Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University