Digital Modern Languages Seminar - virtual seminar

Digital Modern Languages Seminar - virtual seminar
1 July 2020, 3.00pm - 5.00pm

The Digital Modern Languages convenors are holding a series of virtual events to bring together research and teaching in Modern Languages which engages with digital culture, media and technologies, and showcasing new and exciting research currently undertaken by PhD students across Modern Languages departments. The aim is also to provide a forum for doctoral researchers to present and receive feedback on their work in a supportive environment, particularly at a time when such opportunities may be more limited than in normal circumstances. 

We are pleased to announce the speakers for our second Digital Modern Languages virtual seminar scheduled at 3-5pm (BST) on Wednesday 1 July 2020. The seminar will include four 15-minute presentations from doctoral researchers, followed by a Q & A session with all presenters. 

Advance registration is essential in order to be given access to the seminar.  

Seminar speakers (abstracts available here

Alice Gasparini (University G.D’Annunzio, Chieti and Pescara) 
Usability and User Experience in a digital SLA context 

Aishowarza Manik (Dublin City University) 
Developing learner autonomy of Chinese L2 learners through WeChat 

Jade McGlynn (University of Oxford) 
Russian Media and Historical Framing: Conflating the Ukraine Crisis and the Great Patriotic War 

Carlos Yebra Lopez (New York University) 
A Digital Discourse Analysis of the Spanish Mass Press Coverage of so-called “Jihadist Terrorism” (2004/2017) 

This series is part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative, and is supported by OWRI projects Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and Language Acts and Worldmaking projects, and by the AHRC Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages (Janice Carruthers). The series is convened by Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research).


Elizabeth Dearnley
020 7862 8725