Discussing Multilingualism at Turku Book Fair

Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the cultural Field organizes two discussions at Turku Book Fair Monikielisyyden jatkumo suomalaisessa kirjallisuudessa (The continuity of multilingualism in Finnish literature) Saturday 7.10.  at 5-6 pm space: Jukola, Turku Book Fair Language of the discussion: Finnish and Diasporic literary languages in Finland Sunday 8.10. 1-1:40 pm Space: Onerva hall, Turku… Continue reading Discussing Multilingualism at Turku Book Fair

Culture for all / Multilingualism and Diversity seeks a researcher for a report about the Sámi literary field

Culture for all is looking for a researcher for a report about the situation of Sámi literature in the Nordic region. The work will be carried out as an assignment during the period 1.10.2017-1.3.2018 and it is expected to take approximately three months of full-time work. For the assignment, a fee of 7800 euros is… Continue reading Culture for all / Multilingualism and Diversity seeks a researcher for a report about the Sámi literary field

Language is the House We Live in

Nordic seminar on multilingualism 21.9.2017  8:30-16:00 Godsbanen Skovgaardsgade 3 Århus, Denmark  Language plays a central role in the Nordic collaboration. Good understanding of Nordic and Scandinavian languages promotes contact, sense of community and mobility between people in the Nordic countries. Yet, in the Nordic countries of today, many more languages are spoken and many people… Continue reading Language is the House We Live in

Does the place matter? Questions around the rising of Arabic Nordic literature field

Babel Hajjar, a blogger, journalist and global media researcher writes about the struggle for (re)gaining the power of words after losing the language of the previous generation. Hajjar's text is related to Ahmed Al Nawas’s report  “View of the Conditions of Arabic Literature in the Nordic Region” and Professor Olli Löytty’s comments, presented at the publication of Al-Nawas's… Continue reading Does the place matter? Questions around the rising of Arabic Nordic literature field

Stop the press! New literary category discovered in the Nordic region

Olli Löytty's comment presented at the publication of Ahmed Al-Nawas’s report “View of the Conditions of Arabic Literature in the Nordic Region” For a scholar working on a discipline called Finnish literature, that is to say on a field that does not traditionally even recognize the existence of Arabic literature in Finland, it is definitely… Continue reading Stop the press! New literary category discovered in the Nordic region

Nordic-Southern collaboration between indigenous language literatures

Roađđi – Rosa boreal at World Village festival The case of the poetry book Roađđi – Rosa boreal is a fresh example of international collaboration that offers interesting encounters between poetry in indigenous languages and widely spoken world languages. In the next World Village festival in a discussion called Valtakielten varjosta / Sámi literature travels… Continue reading Nordic-Southern collaboration between indigenous language literatures

New visions for Arabic-Nordic literature

A roundtable discussion in Uppsala discussed Ahmed Al-Nawas's new report on Arabic-Nordic literary field Many displaced Arabic speaking activists, authors and artists have found residence in Nordic countries during the last decades. Literature produced in the Nordic region in Arabic has gained international interest and Arabic authors in the Nordic region have played a significant… Continue reading New visions for Arabic-Nordic literature

Encounters of language and poetry at Nordic Somali Festival

"A reading nation is a happy nation" was the theme of the seminar day on Friday 9/12/2016 at Pasila Library, organised as part of the Nordic Somali Week Festival of Helsinki. Poetry, literature and storytelling have been strongly present in the activities that diasporic Somali-speakers organize also in the Nordic region. Somali Book Fairs (Somalikirjamessut) have been organized in the city… Continue reading Encounters of language and poetry at Nordic Somali Festival

Multilingual Nordic Region at Helsinki Book Fair

Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field presents two discussions at Helsinki Book Fair, both focusing on the possibilities and challenges of literary activity in non-dominant languages in the Nordic Region. On Saturday 29th the discussion Multilingual Nordic Region - Possibilities and Challenges brings together poets and publishers, who work in different non-dominant languages in… Continue reading Multilingual Nordic Region at Helsinki Book Fair

Multilingual expert database under construction

Workshop in Helsinki 15.9.2016. Photo: Outi Salonlahti How is it possible to support, evaluate or share the work of an author who writes in a language that is not widely spoken in the country? Which of the writers should get support for their writing or for translations? Which books should be included in the collections of multilingual libraries?… Continue reading Multilingual expert database under construction