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

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