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Cultural Exchange

A conference of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Language, Literary and Cultural Studies and Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin and Royal Irish Academy, 13th - 14th November 2009

Against the backdrop of globalization, localization and financial turmoil, the economics and the politics of processes of cultural exchange are starkly highlighted. In a tangible/audible sense the language of saving and investing, sacrificing, risking and rewarding, gaining and losing has become commonplace. But what is less obviously reflected and reflected upon in day to day discourse is what lurks behind the fiscal surface, namely, the logic that underpins and determines cultural exchange. Cultural exchange is intimately bound up political notions of equity and equality, of who's in and who's out, whom we see as our equal partners in exchange, whom we aspire to associate with, whom we choose to exclude. This in turn is determined by the logic of accounting, and reflected in the language of value and equivalence, a language in which we speculate on future advantage and acquisition. So what language do we speak when we involve ourselves in cultural exchange - the language of self-reward/inflation/promotion? The language of the gift? How do we make more of ourselves? The purpose of this conference is to bring together the various ways in which we think of cultural exchange as a process that involves migrancy, trade, translation and border-crossing and to enquire about the basis on which those processes rest. For many of us, it is a basis that shows itself most prominently in our chosen cultural artifacts, where the expression of an idea of (native) culture and language might be opened up to a current set of questions: on what basis, speaking what language, for what loss and what gain do we exchange people, goods, services?

Possible topics might include:

Gifts and barter
Profit and loss
Pay-offs and dig-outs
Quality and quantity
Metamorphizing time and space
Culture as commodity
Cultural expansion
Multi-lingual communities
Guests of the nation
Cross-linguistic processing
Linguistic loans and borrowings
Linguistic and cultural encounters

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be sent to Caitríona Leahy and David Singleton by Friday 4th September 2009. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and allow for 10 minutes discussion.

Registration and other details to follow in September.

Caitríona Leahy
Department of Germanic Studies,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

+353 1 8961107

David Singleton
Centre for Language and Communication Studies,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.
+353 1 8961232
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PersonName: Leahy, Caitríona  
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
SchlüsselbegriffeLinguistik; Literaturwissenschaft; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.03.00 Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.04.00 Weltliteratur
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