Understanding and Misunderstanding: Interpretations in Language and Literature
The theme of the French and Italian 2019 GSO Conference is “Understanding and Misunderstanding: Interpretations in Language and Literature”. It aims to incite discussion on the concept of understanding and misunderstanding in both literature and linguistics.
In this conference, we seek to explore the following questions, as well as others: How does interpretation affect the understanding of language, literature and media? How can we define and work within translation? What role does understanding and misunderstanding play in our global society, or in the societies of the past? How do we negotiate meaning between language and text? Between different types of media? What tools are used to understand a language, a culture, or a text? How does national identity affect our understanding or misunderstanding of others and ourselves?
Keynote speakers to be announced shortly!