Attend our public seminar series on Language and Culture, presented by RMIT Global and Language Studies.
Guest speaker: Ms Gillian Maria Darcy
Gillian Darcy is a researcher and a tutor at both La Trobe University and RMIT University. Her doctoral dissertation, Recuerdos de Valencia (La Trobe University, Spanish Program), discusses and evaluates the links between memory, nationalism and identity in the Spanish autonomous region of Valencia. Gillian has taught courses in Spanish language and culture at various universities, as well as European cultural studies at La Trobe University, and Spanish language and Intercultural Communication at RMIT University. Her research interests include Memory Studies and nationalism, Sociolinguistics, and Iberian cultures and languages.
In the wake of the Catalan issue, and the real possibility of losing one of its most affluent regions since the 1-O referendum, the question about where Spain is headed, regardless of what happens, is an interesting one. Yet how did it get here?
Almost 40 years since Spain's transition to democracy and the writing of its Constitution, Spain is facing a crisis that, many would say, has been festering for some time. Is it the end of the Spanish devolution? Is the Spanish identity in crisis? This presentation aims to explore the path that has lead the nation state to this critical juncture, particularly through the lens of the current political situation. It also aims to look at the identity issue with an aim to understanding what is going on in Spain.
Language and Culture Seminar Series (LACSS)
This Series is focused on research in:
1. Language, society, culture, history and politics
2. Applied linguistics, language pedagogy
The Language and Culture Seminar Series (LACSS) is a new forum for RMIT researchers, including HDR students to share their research and engage in cross-cultural dialogues. It is open to anyone interested in the field.
The seminar will run once a month from Sem 1, 2017. If you are interested in presenting please contact Dr Glenda Mejía (LACSS convenor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LACSS is located within the Centre of Global Research (CGR).