Presentation

On 26 January 2021, I will present my findings of a research project which will be accompanied by a film, Signs of Somalo-Italianità.

Here, you can find out how to apply:

https://www.uu.nl/en/events/somalo-italianita-and-its-discontinuities-in-northern-europe.

Below, some more information.

VIDEO-PRESENTATION LINDE LUIJNENBURG
UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
SOMALO-ITALIANITÀ AND ITS DIS/CONTINUITIES IN NORTHERN EUROPE THE DISCOURSE OF ITALIANITÀ IN PARTICULAR SOMALI DIASPORIC COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE NETHERLANDS
Wanneer:
26 januari, 11.00-12.00
Waar:
Meeting in de Teams “BA-Italiaanse taal en cultuur”, Universiteit Utrecht (via link die wordt toegestuurd na registratie) Registratie:
Stuur een mail voor 25 januari aan:
August Ammerlaan, A.N.A.Ammerlaan@uu.nl
Voertaal: Engels
Abstract This talk will address linguistic, sonic, visual, and material information communicating imaginaries of identities relating to italianità in Somali diasporic communities in England and the Netherlands. How do language and sonic, visual and material appearances related to particular languages incorporate, enable, or re-shape identity formations in our ‘super-diverse’ cities?
What implications do other practices related to languages have, and how do they communicate identity formations within particular communities? Talking you through the project with cinematographic findings in the background, Luijnenburg will combine sociolinguistic and ethnographic analyses – such as Linguistic Landscape Studies and Translanguaging – with (Italian) postcolonial theory and the ‘unimedial language’ of the cinematic gaze. She will discuss in-depth interviews with Somali individuals now living in Birmingham, London, and Amsterdam who speak Italian, a video recording of these interviews and the (linguistic) landscapes of these individuals, and the Digital Humanities project in the shape of an online discussion of the film she produced together with them (still in process).
Bio
Dr. Linde Luijnenburg is lecturer in European Culture and Italian Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She conducted her PhD in Italian film studies at the University of Warwick (UK), where she explored representations of a ‘Black Other’ in the commedia all’italiana. She has published peer-reviewed articles on Dutch and Italian literature and film. Her research interests include Italian Studies, Film Studies, Somali Studies, Translanguaging, (Trans-)National Identities, Postcolonial Theory, Comparative Literature, and Narratology.
She is also a filmmaker and intends to integrate the practical and theoretical implications of the Seventh Art into her academic research and teachings.
Contact organisatoren:
Manuela Pinto, m.pinto@uu.nl Monica Jansen, m.m.jansen@uu.nl

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