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Lost (and Found) in Translation: Perception and Expression across Borders and Languages

Multidisciplinary Panel
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
West Conference Room Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
In 1922, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein declared that “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world." With the globally-connected community at the University of Michigan in mind, we invite you to an exploration of the cross-cultural academic expressive production that accompanies thinking and writing from a non-English background. Taking the University of Michigan as a case study, we hope to engage questions of scholarship and public expression incubated in the globalized environment that is the contemporary American university. Rather than focusing on the mechanics of English as a Second Language or as a lingua franca, we seek a discussion around scholarly expression in a multicultural, globalized academia. How does an American academic culture of expression interact with the increasingly international body of authors on campus? And, what does it mean to think and write from a non-normative background? Please join us for a scholarly conversation on multilingualism and the pleasures and difficulties of translation.

Pär Cassel (History & International Relations)
Gottfried Hagen (Near Eastern Studies)
Se-Mi Oh (Asian Languages & Cultures)
Benjamin Paloff (Comparative & Slavic Literature)
Will Thomson (Anthropology & Architecture)

Hors d'oeuvres to be served
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: colloquium, Dinner, Discussion, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Education, Food, Free, Graduate School, Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary, International, Language, Literature, Multicultural, Multidisciplinary Design, Rackham, Research, Scholarship, Study Abroad, symposium, Writing
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Graduate Rackham International, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Program in Transcultural Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Communication Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of History, Department of Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Romance Languages & Literatures, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, International Institute, Department of Middle East Studies, Center for European Studies, School of Information, Rackham Graduate School, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Comparative Literature, School of Education, International Center