NEW BOOK: Gender & Short Fiction. Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain, edited by Jorge Sacido Romero and Laura Lojo Rodríguez
In their new monograph, Gender and Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain, Jorge Sacido-Romero and Laura Mª Lojo-Rodríguez explain why artistically ambitious women writers continue turning to the short story, a genre that has not yet attained the degree of literary prestige and social recognition the novel has had in the modern period. In this timely volume, the editors endorse the view that the genre still retains its potential as a vehicle for the expression of female experience alternative to and/or critical with dominant patriarchal ideology present at the very onset of the development of the modern British short story at the turn of the nineteenth century. More Information.
NEW BOOK: The Construction of Discourse as Verbal Interaction, edited by María de los Ángeles Gómez González and J. Lachlan Mackenzie
This edited volume showcases new work on discourse analysis by big names in the field and promising early-career researchers. Arising from the latest in the series of IWoDA workshops in Santiago de Compostela, it provides novel insights into both the explicit and the implicit characteristics of discourse as used in verbal interaction. Discourse markers, as their name indicates, are among the explicit signals of coherence, while discourse relations may be either explicit or implicit. Similarly, the discourse used for purposes of evaluation, stance-taking and interpersonal engagement is either overt or covert, as is also true of the expression of emotions and empathy. This, in general terms, is the challenging terrain into which the contributors to this volume have ventured. The book combines theoretical issues with a practical orientation, comparing languages, analysing different registers, studying the openings of Skype conversations, and much more besides; it will prove highly relevant for postgraduate and advanced practitioners of discourse analysis, interaction studies, semantics and pragmatics. More Information.
26-27 September 2018
IWoDA’18. International Workshop on Discourse Analysis
New edition of IWoDA, to be held at the Faculty of Philology, 26-27 September 2018. The aim of IWoDA is to promote multidisciplinary research on the analysis of discourse, pondering and exploring the multifaceted properties of English-language texts/discourse from different perspectives (quantitative, qualitative, linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, contrastive, sociolinguistic, critical, literary, cultural, filmic, semiotic, etc.). More Information.
31 May – 1 June 2018
XVII International AEDEI Conference: ‘Eco-Fictions & Irish Studies’
The D&I Research Group will host the XVII International AEDEI Conference from May 31st to June 1st. This year the conference is particularly aimed at stimulating critical debate on the Irish environment through Irish literature and culture. More Information.
NEW RESEARCH GRANT, Xunta de Galicia
Sandra Gómez González has obtained a predoctoral research grant from the Xunta de Galicia.
8-9 May 2018
Workshop and Lectures: ‘USC English Phonetics LAB’18 (USCEPL 2)’
The D&I Research Group will host a workshop and series of lectures delivered by Bronwen Evans (U. College London). More Information.
20 April 2018
Seminar: ‘Reading the Gendered Body’
On 20th April, the D&I Research Group will host the Seminar entitled ‘Reading the Gendered Body’, organized by the students of the M.A. in English Studies. Faculty of Philology. University of Santiago de Compostela. More Information.
27 April 2018
Plenary Lecture: Mª Soraya García Sánchez
On 27th April, the D&I Research Group will host a lecture delivered by Mª Soraya García Sánchez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and entitled ‘21st Century Skills: Ubiquitous Learning & Communicative EFL/ESP’. More information.
10 April 2018
Plenary Lecture: Francisco Gonzálvez García
On 10th April, the D&I Research Group will host a lecture delivered Francisco Gonzálvez García (Universidad de Almería) and entitled ‘What can pragmatic function tell us about the construction? A view from Contrastive (Cognitive) Construction Grammar’. More information.
2-5 April 2018
Christopher Norris. On “Creative Criticism”: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice
The D&I Research Group will host a series of seminars and lectures delivered by Professor Christopher Norris. Faculty of Philology. University of Santiago de Compostela.
19 March 2018
Lecture: Maureen O’Connor (University College Cork)
On 19th March, the D&I Research Group will host a conference delivered by Maureen O’Connor (University College Cork) and entitled “Ecofeminists and Other Animals: Tim Robinson’s Non-Human Ethics”. Máis información.
NEW BOOK: Fashion, Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives by Noemí Pereira-Ares
Fashion, Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives: From the Eighteenth Century to Monica Ali (Palgrave, 2018) is the first book-length study to explore the sartorial politics of identity in the literature of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. Using fashion and dress as the main focus of analysis, and linking them with a myriad of identity concerns, the book takes the reader on a journey from the eighteenth century to the new millennium, from early travel account by South Asian writers to contemporary British-Asian fictions. Besides sartorial readings of other key authors and texts, the book provides an in-depth exploration of Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man (1972), Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), Meera Syal’s Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (1999) and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003).This work examines what an analysis of dress contributes to the interpretation of the featured texts, their contexts and identity politics, but it also considers what literature has added to past and present discussions on the South Asian dressed body in Britain. Endowed with an interdisciplinary emphasis, the book is of interest to students and academics in a variety of fields, including literary criticism, socio-cultural studies and fashion theory. More information.
NEW RESEARCH PROJECT – MINECO
Intersections: Gender and Identity in the Short Fiction of Contemporary British Women Writers, coordinated by Laura Lojo Rodríguez, seeks to examine how the intersections of ethnicity, nation, gender, class and sexuality are articulated in the short fiction of contemporary British women writers.
30 November 2017
Conferencia de Ángel Carlos Cerrato Covaleda
On 30 November 2017, D&I hosts a lecture by Ángel Carlos Cerrato Covaleda (EOI, Santiago de Compostela) entitled “What is the situation of Spanish in the USA? Why, how and where is it part of the US educational system?”. More Information.
14 November 2017
‘POST-IGE’. A cultura despois do barco
Round Table ‘Cultura despois do Prestige’ (Uxía, Rocío Castro, Chus Nogueira) and poetry reading (Marilar Aleixandre, Ana Romaní, Rafa Villar, Estevo Creus, María Lado, Ismael Ramos, Antón Blanco, Arancha Nogueira). Sala de profesores de la Facultade de Geografía e Historia (USC). More Information.
9 November 2017
Eco-Críticas: Palabras e Imaxes
Seminar on ecocriticism, jointly organised by the research project ‘Eco-Fictions’, the D&I Research Group, the Research Centre for Emerging Cultural Processes and Practices (CIPPCE) and Asociación Galega de Crítica (AGC). Casa das Campás, Pontevedra. More Information.
9-10 October 2017
International Seminar: ‘Eco-Fictions II’
Second Edition of the International Seminar ‘Eco-Fictions’. Plenary Lecture: Grace Wells (Irish poet); Workshop: Stefanie Lethbridge (U. of Freiburg). More Information.
NEW RESEARCH GRANTS, Xunta de Galicia
Martín Fernández Fernández, Carmen González Varela, Regina Martínez Ponciano and Arancha Rodríguez Fernández have obtained a predoctoral research grant from the Xunta de Galicia.
8-9 June 2017
II International Conference ‘The Discourse of Identity’
Second Edition of the International Conference ‘The Discourse of Identity’, Facultade de Filoloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. More Information.
2-3 May 2017
Workshop & Conference: ‘An Introduction to English Intonation and Praat’, Dr. Bronwen Evans (University College London)
The workshop and conference will be held at the Faculty of Philology, 2-3 May 2017. Organized by the Research Group D&I and the SCIMITAR Team. Coordinators: María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Teresa Sánchez Roura. More Information.
30 March 2017