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The Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United Kingdom and Ireland invites you to the conference “Cultural Emancipation: Flanders and Catalonia”, organized in conjunction with the General Representation of the Government of Flanders.

A drinks reception will be provided for those in attendance.

As this is a private event and places are strictly limited, please kindly RSVP in this page by 19 September.

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Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés

Lecturer in Catalan Studies at the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham. A native of Barcelona, her main research interests focus mainly on contemporary Catalan literature, with special interest in poetry and narrative, the construction of identity and cross-disciplinary discourses.

Dr Louise Johnson

Director of Catalan studies at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Hispanic Studies. Her research interests centre on modern Catalan and peninsular Spanish literature and culture and her current research follow two main strands: the intellectuals / physical culture interface in late 1920’s and 1930’s Catalonia and Spain more generally, and modern Catalan narrative fiction.

Professor Dr Wim Vandenbussche

Professor of Dutch linguistics, affiliated with the department of Linguistics and Literary Studies (LISTE) at the Vrije UIniversiteit Brussel. He currently is head of department. His research is situated in the domain of historical sociolinguistics, with particular attention to the language situation in Flanders during the 18th and 19th century.

Professor Dr Rik Vosters

Professor of Dutch linguistics and applied linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and co-editor of the Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics. His research interests centre around the areas of historical sociolinguistics, language variation and change, corpus-nased sociolinguistics, sociology of language and language planning and policy, both from a contemporary and a historical perspective, and particularly in multilingual regions.

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