Sports and social media as sites of embodied identity construction

By Caroline Tagg, Open University  In June 2016, we discussed data collected in the sports phase of our project at a workshop organised by Zhu Hua at Birkbeck University, London and Janice Thompson from the University of Birmingham. Each city research team presented their data and discussed initial findings and ideas. I am responsible for… Read More Sports and social media as sites of embodied identity construction

From translanguaging to transmedia meaning-making

By Caroline Tagg, Open University, and Daria Jankowicz-Pytel, Birkbeck On Friday 17th April, the BAAL ‘Language and New Media’ Special Interest Group held an event entitled: ‘Multimodality in social media and digital environments’. The event was run by Agnieszka Lyons (a former TLANG project member) and Colleen Cutter, at Queen Marys London. The event was attended… Read More From translanguaging to transmedia meaning-making

Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity: Monday 13th June 2016, 2pm – 5pm, Senate House

Please find below details of a workshop on translation,  translanguaging and creativity which is organised by the AHRC translating cultures theme and which will be held at Senate House in London on Monday 13th June 2016 2pm – 5pm to coincide with Tong King Lee’s visit to the UK and evening research talk at Birkbeck… Read More Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity: Monday 13th June 2016, 2pm – 5pm, Senate House

Can multimodal analysis help us to understand (super)diversity in place?

By Caroline Tagg On Thursday 14th April, Elisabetta Adami presented initial findings from her work on the University of Leeds based project, Leeds Voices: communicating superdiversity in the market, at the UCL Institute of Education, London. Her multimodal analysis of Kirkgate Market highlights the complexity that superdiversity brings not only to public life but to the… Read More Can multimodal analysis help us to understand (super)diversity in place?