Dementia and Cultural Narratives Symposium
University of Aston, UK, Friday 8th – Saturday 9th December 2017
The dementia and cultural narrative symposium will explore the growing body of cultural representations of dementia across a range of texts and contexts. The symposium’s contributions reflect the developing research culture that explores, interrogates, and evaluates the ways in which forms of dementia are being used in media such as TV, film, literature, the visual arts and theatre. The symposium will bring together scholars and other professionals from a variety of fields to discuss the implications of the narrativisation of dementia.
Keynotes will be delivered by June Hennell, MBE, advocate for those with dementia, and Dr Aagje Swinnen, co-editor of Popularizing Dementia: Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness. There will also be a screening of Piano Lessons by Professor Marlene Goldman, author of the forthcoming Forgotten: Narratives of Age-Related Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in Canada.
This symposium is the inaugural event of the new international Dementia and Cultural Narrative network.
This is a FREE event, but we ask all attendees to register by 15thNovember: https://dementia-culture.wixsite.com/network/upcoming-events
Please direct any questions to the event organisers Raquel Medina and Sarah Falcus: email@example.com
Distinguished Visitor: Professor Tarja Nikula, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Bio: Tarja Nikulahas extensive experience in teaching and research in the areas of language education and CLIL (both with a focus on training students and on training trainers). Research specialisms include classroom discourse, CLIL and foreign language learning and teaching, discourse-pragmatics and subject-specific language.
11:00am-11:30am: coffee break
11:30am-13:00pm: workshop + Q&A
To attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/implications-of-clil-for-classroom-practice-cpd-workshop-tickets-39551795485
More specifically, the lecture will describe a three-perspectival approach to content and language integration that highlights the importance of curriculum level decisions, the role of classroom practices and of participant beliefs for its successful implementation.
Biographical information: Prof Tarja Nikula is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) at the University of Jyväskylä. She was a founding member and co-convener of AILA Research Network CLIL & Immersion Classrooms: Applied Linguistic Perspectives (2006-2011).Her research specialisms include classroom discourse, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and foreign language learning and teaching, discourse-pragmatics and subject-specific language. She publishes widely in international journals and has most recently co-edited Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (2016).
The event will be followed by a wine reception. To attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-lecture-a-multi-sited-policy-perspective-on-clil-tickets-39691414088
Saturday 18th March - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Day at Aston
Tuesday 21st February - 'Narrating the Crisis' Workshop
Tuesday 30th May - English spoken: The position of English in Brussels
Wednesday 1st March - New Approaches to Discourse Across Disciplines
Friday 7th December - Can Languages Have an "Afterlife"?
1st – 12th August 2016 - Professional Development Course in Teaching English for Academic Purposes Wednesday 20th April - Webinar with Dr Branca Visnjic Friday 19th February - Translation and Interpreting in Multilingual Contexts Tuesday 16th February - Distinguished Visitor: Prof Rainier Grutman