Luxembourg Studies Colloquium 2020
We are pleased to announce that the annual Luxembourg Studies Colloquium will take place virtually on Friday, 15 May 2020. From 10:45 (GMT+1) onwards, we will showcase research by undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Sheffield, as well as the University of Luxembourg. Keynote speaker will be Jeanne Glesener, an associate professor for Luxembourgish Literature at the University of Luxembourg, whose research focuses on Luxembourgish literary and cultural history, small literatures in Europe and migration literature in Europe.
Luxembourg through the looking-glass: perspectives, representations and (dis)connections
Friday, 15 May 2020, Virtual format via Blackboard Collaborate
10.50 - 11.00 Opening of Colloquium
HE Mr Jean Olinger, Luxembourg Ambassador to the Court of St James’s
11.30 - 12.15 Luxembourgish Student Presentations (Chair: Cian Hurley)
Alex Cook and Rob Swarbrick
Memory and local history in Luxembourg
Is the film industry putting Luxembourg on the map?
Debates and perceptions on the promotion of the Luxembourgish language
12.15 - 12.30 Lëtz Create
Advanced Luxembourgish students, together with Sheffield graduate Honor Wroe, discuss their creative writing projects
12.30 - 13.45 Lunch Break
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13.45 - 14.30 Luxembourgish Student Presentations (Chair: Sarah Degano)
Youth engagement in climate action: the reactions of Luxembourg’s media
With reference to the Luxembourgish religious education system, how have contemporary controversial issues impacted upon the church/state dichotomy?
How is Luxembourg addressing its 'democratic deficit' whilst maintaining naturalisation standards that are acceptable to its citizen population?
14.30 - 15.15 Language, negotiation and social change (Chair: Sarah Muller)
Cian Hurley (University of Sheffield)
Leit déi an engem Backoffice setzen brauchen Lëtzebuergesch net: Competing language ideologies in discourses of the Luxembourgish workplace
Dr Kristine Horner (University of Sheffield)
Multilingualism, mobility and intersectionality: Narratives of struggle and resilience in migrant women’s language biographies
15.15 - 15.30 Short break
15.30 - 16.15 Language, identity and education (Chair: Jean-Jacques Weber)
Sarah Degano (University of Luxembourg)
Student translanguaging: insights into resource combinations and reflections of classroom practices
Sarah Muller (University of Sheffield)
“Draw your languages”: insights into Luxembourgish primary school students’ linguistic repertoires through the language portrait
16.15 - 16.45 Reflections on Luxembourg Studies
Current students and alumni (Sîan Dolan, Francesca Iacob, Maisie Tripp and Lucy Thompson) reflect on their experiences with Luxembourg Studies
17.00 Virtual Reception
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