Despedida Alberto Pérez

Tras preto de dúas décadas no posto da secretaría do Departamento, o Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá despide con honores a Alberto Pérez Pereira nun xantar entre colegas. Alberto, moita sorte no teu novo posto! Enlace ao álbum fotográfico na intranet do Departamento (require autenticación na zona privada, só para membros do FIFA: http://fifa.uvigo.es/gl/system/files/intranet/alberto_fifa.pdf)

Jose Carregal - viva

On 16 Dec 2016 José Carregal Romero defended his doctoral dissertation "Contemporary Redefinitions of the Irish Family in Colm Tóibín's Fiction" at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo. The dissertation was supervised by Dr María Teresa Caneda Cabrera, and the jury included Prof Anne C Fogarty (UCD Dublin), Dr Marisol Molares Ladrón (Alcalá) and Dr Martín Urdiales Shaw (Vigo). Congratulations, Jose!

Renowned Canadian poet and translator Erín Moure has been distinguised as "Doutora Honoris Causa" by the University of Vigo. The formal ceremony will take place on June 22, 2016 at noon. This distinction is awarded in recognition for her outstanding multilingual poetic production; her dedicated and fruitful efforts to transcultural understanding in her role as translator; her activist support in defense of linguistic, ethnic and sexual minorities; and for her contribution to the international appreciation of Galician cultural heritage. 

Atlantic Communities

On 17-18 September, the harbour city of Vigo, traditionally an important site of migration and socioeconomic exchange, hosted the I International Conference Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality. The event was a joint initiative of Teresa Caneda Cabrera (UVigo), Rui Carvalho Homem (U Porto) and David Johnston (Queen’s U Belfast) and was organized by members of the UVigo NETEC research group, Martín Urdiales Shaw, Jorge Figueroa Dorrego, Araceli González Crespán and José Carregal Romero. Seeking to address the growing interest in the Atlantic as a transnational and cross-cultural space of transit, the conference brought together scholars from the social sciences and the humanities who embarked on fruitful dialogues about confluences and encounters between communities and individuals on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bodies in Transit

The International Conference Bodies in Transit: Violence, Conflict, Healing was held at the University of Huelva, October 8-9, 2015 as part of the project “Bodies in Transit/ Cuerpos en Tránsito” (refs. FFI2013-47789-C2-1-P and FFI2013-47789-C2-2-P). The conference delegates addressed questions pertaining to the various ways in which bodies are produced through various literary and cultural representations, with emphasis on the way in which the process, that is the movement or bodily transit, are productive of identities.

Symposium

MMTAFL (Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages) is an applied linguistics research group. The group’s research area is second language (L2) acquisition. This group has participated in the International Symposium on Language Processing in Bilingual Children and Adults: Psycholinguistic and educational perspectives, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 19 June  within the ELC network.